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Wanted: BC’s transit heroes – tell your story


Our friends at BC Transit have just launched an interesting initiative around Transit Heroes – they are looking for engaging stories from people who ride public transport around British Columbia. You can write something, make a video submission or record an audio file.

If you do submit a story, then you will have a chance of winning some great prizes. AbeBooks has donated eight books ideal for any bus passenger in need of something to read (see above, they’re all books with a strong BC theme), but the prizes also include a ‘digital story package’ from Royal Roads University, a fancy GoPro camera for filming on the move, a Kindle and bus passes for a family or an entire class going on a field trip.

Public transport brings folks together like few other things in life, and everyone has stories about the people they meet and the things they see while on the bus. So British Columbian transit passengers, get storytelling. Surely somebody met their future wife or husband while on the Number 57?

It’s funny I should be writing about buses this morning because last night I started reading a book called The Art of Camping by Matthew De Abaitua. The opening chapter details how a couple of camping fanatics begin their journey to a faraway campsite by getting on a packed London bus during rush-hour while carrying massive rucksacks and pushing a toddler in a buggy. The reaction of the commuters had me in stitches… if looks could kill.

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