MAY THE FOURTH... (2018)

The purpose of setting the "Fastest time to travel to all Vancouver SkyTrain Stations" and have it recognized as a Guinness World Record is two fold:

Major metropolitan cities such as: London and New York have several record holders and challengers in this category. With the expansion of the SkyTrain, it is time that Greater Vancouver joins these and other large cities around the world in having a Guinness World Record in the category of "fastest to visit all stations in an underground network".

In addition I want to raise awareness and funds for Alouette Additions Services Elementary School Substance Literacy Program. Our experience has taught us that it is common for individuals to first be introduced to drugs in elementary school. The Substance Literacy Program provides opportunities for students to understand the complex ways in which drugs impact the mental health, and physical health and well being of individuals, communities and societies. The program is 100% funded by donations and although it is the first of its kind, it believed that the model could be equally successful in other School Districts and communities in BC. It is most timely that we provide the young students the knowledge and skills needed to survive and thrive in a Province that has declared a Medical Health Emergency regarding the Fentanyl crisis.

We need to educate people about drugs. Alouette Addictions Services believes this needs to start at the Elementary School age.

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Alouette Additions Services Elementary School Substance Literacy Program. Our experience has taught us that it is common for individuals to first be introduced to drugs in elementary school. The Substance Literacy Program provides opportunities for students to understand the complex ways in which drugs impact the mental health, and physical health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and societies. The program is 100% funded by donations and although it is the first of its kind, it believed that the model could be equally successful in other School Districts and communities in BC. It is most timely that we provide the young students the knowledge and skills needed to survive and thrive in a Province that has declared a Medical Health Emergency regarding the Fentanyl crisis.

Aluoette Addictions Services councilor, Steve Quinlan, will attempt to set a world record on May 4. Steve will try to set the record for the fastest time travelled on Vancouver’s SkyTrain.

Major cities such as London and New York have several record holders and challengers in this category. Steve believes that the expansion of the SkyTrain makes it worthy of such an endeavour. According to Quinlan, "it is time that Greater Vancouver joins these and other large cities around the world in having a Guinness World Record in the category of ‘fastest to visit all stations in an underground network' ".

Steve hopes to raise awareness and funds for Alouette Addictions Services Elementary School Substance Literacy Program. The Substance Literacy Program provides opportunities for students to understand the complex ways in which drugs impact the mental health, physical health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and societies. The program is 100% funded by donations. Alouette Addictions Services believes that this program will play a pivotal role in drug use prevention.

If you would like to donate visit www.fasteskyttrain.ca or follow Steve’s journey on twitter @fastestskytrain.

Steve Quinlan is excited to present his support team for the fastestskytrain Guinness World Record Attempt for May the 4th (2018):

Time Keeper: Paul Gordon. Paul is a District Youth Referee and works as a Program Director for a large not for profit agency.

Independent witnesses are Michael Jeffreys and Andrew Hargrave. Mike is also a Program Director for for a large not for profit agency where he has worked for over 25 years. Andrew is a Probation Officer working in the Lower Mainland. In his spare time he also serves for a non profit based in Maple Ridge.

Paige Gordon is going to be the official photographer for the event. Paige is a dog handler by profession as well as an accomplished photographer.

Alex Pope is assisting with web design and will be videoing the whole event. Alex is a Programmer Analyst and has a long history of community involvement.

Canada Line Skytrain Bridge

Vancouver SkyTrain Map

Canada Line:

Richmond-Brighouse --> Bridgeport (transfer to train destined for YVR-Airport at Bridgeport Station, across platform)

Bridgeport --> YVR-Airport (remain on train at YVR-Airport for return trip)

YVR-Airport --> Waterfront (transfer to Expo Line train destined for King George, change platform)

Expo Line:

Waterfront --> King George (transfer to return train, change platform)

King George --> Columbia (transfer to train destined for Lougheed, change platform)

Columbia --> Lougheed (transfer to Evergreen Extension train destined for Lafarge Lake-Douglas, change platform)

Millennium Line, including Evergreen Extension:

Lougheed --> Lafarge Lake-Douglas (remain on train at Lafarge Lake-Douglas for return trip)

Lafarge Lake --> VCC-Clark

The Expo and Millennium Line need approximately an hour each. The Canada Line is the only one that is likely to require less than one hour.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the requirements for stations that are on multiple Skytrain lines?

The rules state clearly that each station only needs to be visited once. This means that Waterfront and Commercial Broadway Stations, that each serve two different lines, do not need to be visited on both lines.

How do you demonstrate that you have visited each station?

The rules state that the train need to stop in order for the station to be counted. The required evidence is a photograph showing: 1) the train doors open, 2) the name of the station, and 3) Steve Quinlan. This may be challenging if the train and platform is crowded.

In order to ensure all runs smoothly there needs to be a number of practice runs. In order to meet the standards of evidence needed to meet the Guinness World Record approval system a small team is required. The team is made up of the official timekeeper (who needs experience in timing events) two independent witnesses (who have no stake in the outcome) as well as a photographer and videographer. And of course the person setting the record. There will also be a person dedicated to live blogging on the team as well.

Steve Quinlan is excited to present his support team for the fastestskytrain Guinness World Record Attempt for May the 4th (2018):

Time Keeper: Paul Gordon. Paul is a District Youth Referee and works as a Program Director for a large not for profit agency.

Independent witnesses are Michael Jeffreys and Andrew Hargrave. Mike is also a Program Director for for a large not for profit agency where he has worked for over 25 years. Andrew is a Probation Officer working in the Lower Mainland. In his spare time he also serves for a non profit based in Maple Ridge.

Paige Gordon is going to be the official photographer for the event. Paige is a dog handler by profession as well as an accomplished photographer.

Alex Pope is assisting with web design and will be videoing the whole event. Alex is a Programmer Analyst and has a long history of community involvement.

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