Pedicabs Training in Chinatown ( sponsored by BOB – Building Opportunities with Business )

Sunny Days and sunny smiles! 🙂

Pedicabs and their new tour guides from our local area including the Vancouver Downtown Eastside training and learning many things including:maintenance, customer service, time and small business management and skills and history of both Chinatown and Gastown – our tourists and local citizens are in for a treat! 🙂

In  the photo below, Garvin Snider dressed in red is training to be one of the newest Pedicab operators 🙂

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The Pedicab project is outlined below and highlights some of the work that BOB is currently doing in our neighborhood 🙂

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A pedicab is a bicycle-rickshaw ridden by a tour guide for hire and usually seats one or two passengers. The pedicab project is led by the Chinatown Business Improvement Association (BIA), with BOB providing a grant to kick-start development of the project.

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By providing visitors with an environmentally friendly, fun and novel way of seeing the sights, the BIA expects to boost tourism and employment in the inner-city. Best of all, passengers will find the pedicab experience from the waterfront through Gastown and Chinatown an adventure with knowledgeable guides willing and able to provide a unique and multi-faceted experience.

In the photo below, Hendrik Beune, Director of AHA MEDIA, smiles and waves as he takes a test ride as a new Pedicab tour guide for our two historical neighborhoods – Gastown and Chinatown 🙂

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BOB’s BusinessLink program will assist in the recruitment and training of pedicab guides in the inner-city. This project is just another example of how BOB is helping bring positive change to the inner-city.

For more information about this project, please contact Andrew McKay at (778) 328-7672 or email andrew.mckay@bobics.org.

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Our new tour guides even get history lessons to help them tell their tales to their adventure-loving passengers!  

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After all the training and lessons Pedicab guides will be fit and ready to welcome anyone to our area! 🙂

 Our summer in our neighborhoods of Gastown and Chinatown are going to get alot more exciting and more friendly with our new PediCab tourguides! 🙂

More PediCab training photos on our Flick :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157616846478525/

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