Petition to get Tommy Chong to voice LRT
There’s an online petition to get a local celebrity to be the voice of Edmonton’s LRT.
Much like the TransLink getting Vancouver’s own Seth Rogen, more than 1,000 people have voted to get the city to hire Edmonton-born Tommy Chong.
The 80-year-old became famous in the comedy duo Cheech & Chong back in the 1970s. He was also in That '70s Show.
The petition wants 1,500 signatures.
In a statement to CTV News, the City of Edmonton said: "At this point, the City isn't actively looking into having a celebrity voice for Edmonton Transit Service (ETS)."
Chong told CTV News he's all about it.
Heeeeeere’s Tommy!— Dan Grummett (@DGrummettCTV) July 30, 2018
(Impromptu audition) pic.twitter.com/g0eVYl8oF1
If you want Chong to become the LRT voice, sign the petition here.