Lower Mainland Metro Transit Hike 2017
"Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go." Genesis 28:15a
IT WAS NOT A RACE
IT WAS A CHALLENGE THAT WAS TO BE
COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY.
On behalf of Graeme, Andrew, the boys of North Langley, my thanks to you for organizing this inaugural CSB Metro Transit Hike. We all thoroughly enjoyed this event! If not for the many distractions, or should I say attractions along the hike, we would have completed all parts of each waypoint. I know that Gavin could have spent at least an hour at the Yaletown Roundhouse train. My personal opinion, and Graeme shared this with me, is that this would be an excellent event for a larger group of CSB boys. We really look forward to a 2nd annual event next year.
I echo the same comments as Tom. Very well organized/thought out and everyone had a lot of fun.
March 11th 2017
THE Previous ROUTE:
For the Stockaders, travel from Lougheed Mall SkyTrain Station on the Millennium Line to the Commercial-Broadway Station. Switch to the Expo Line and travel to Burrard Station. Walk to the Olympic Cauldron at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Take pictures along the way.
In the meantime, the Battalion group must travel the same route to Canada Place and get to the Union Gospel Mission in the Downtown East Side to deliver the collected toothpaste, toothbrushes and socks.
Grab the SeaBus and get to Lonsdale Quay to CSB WayPoint #2 and lunch. More pictures to be taken. Get the next instructions.
After lunch, explore the Quay. Find the Sailors' Memorial, the Transcanada Trail and the "Jonah" pool. Then back to the SeaBus and go to Waterfront.
Get on the Expo SkyTain and go back to Burrard Station. Walk to First Baptist Church. More pictures. Walk to the Roundhouse and Engine 374. This is WayPoint #3. Get the next set of instructions.
Then it's off to the YVR for an extended visit with the Airport Chaplaincy Office... WayPoint #4. More instructions.
Decision-time: Four options to get to the final waypoint - Scott Road Station. The reward: a green ribbon, and the knowledge that you've completed a monster tour of Vancouver.
While we had no "official winner" - just completing the tour was significant in itself - there was a Son and Mother Team who did every detail and on time. Congratulations Lukas and Joanna from Calvary. Very well done.
A big THANK YOU to Ken McKenna and Howard Pike for setting this up.