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#WESAYYES PHOTO CONTEST

#WESAYYES Photo Contest
What’s all this information without a little fun, eh? We completely agree, we’ve put together a photo contest, and we hope you share your commuter stories with us. Whether you bus, bike,walk or drive we want to hear about it!

Here’s a rundown of how it works:

  • Once you receive your voting package in the mail, take a selfie with it
  • Upload your pic either to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #WeSayYes.
  • You can also upload your photo with “#WeSayYes” to our Facebook page.
  • You can submit one photo for each location and/or one selfie with your voting package, each photo counts as one entry into the draw.

Each location = one separate entry.

Maximum ONE selfie with voting package = one separate entry.

The contest begins on March 16, 2015 and ends April 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm. You do not have to be a Canadian citizen to participate. Entry is absolutely free! You just have to be between 18-30 years of age and/or have a valid student ID from a post-secondary institution.

We’re super excited to hear about your commute. Now check out a few of our cool prizes.

  • two $500 Air Canada gift cards
  • two iPad Mini 3s
  • one iPad Air 2
  • AND MORE!

While prizes are great, remember that it is important that you register to vote early.
If you haven’t already registered click here.

CAMPAIGN SUMMARY

On January 14, the Capilano Students’ Union (CSU) board of directors voted in favour of endorsing and promoting a ‘yes’ vote for the upcoming Transportation and Transit Plan plebiscite. The decision was based on the positive impact that improvements to the public transportation system would have on the lives of students.

“Capilano University is a commuter campus, meaning that we do not have campus residence or student housing,” explained CSU President Brittany Barnes. “This means public transit and overall transportation is a serious concern for all of our students and an important part of their everyday lives,” she continued. “We need to see this system improved so that our students aren’t continually left on the side of the road as full busses pass by them or stuck in traffic congestion.”

The improvements that would result following a successful ‘yes’ vote are based on the Transportation and Transit Plan proposed by the mayors’ council outlining the following projects:

  • adding bus service and new B-Line rapid bus routes
  • increasing service on SkyTrain, Canada Line, SeaBus, and West Coast Express
  • maintaining and upgrading the region’s major roads build a new Pattullo Bridge
  • building rapid transit connecting Surrey Centre with Guildford, Newton, and Langley
  • building rapid transit along Broadway in Vancouver
  • extending the region’s cycling and pedestrian walkway networks

Region-specific improvements, including those that directly benefit Capilano University and the surrounding area, can be found here.

The question that residents of Metro Vancouver will be asked to vote on is: “Do you support a new 0.5% Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax, to be dedicated to the Mayors’ Transportation and Transit Plan?”

Ballots will be mailed beginning March 16, 2015 and must be mailed back by May 29, 2015. Voters must be registered with Elections BC in order to receive a ballot.

CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Taylor WilsonVice-President of External Relations

GET INVOLVED

If you are interested in getting involved with the #WeSayYes campaign, please email CSU vice-president of external relations Taylor Wilson at vpexternal@csu.bc.ca!