Thank your Crossing Guard and Nominate them for Ottawa’s Favourite Crossing Guard!

Not all heroes wear capes….some wear high visibility vests!

As you can imagine, Crossing Guards have a very important (and sometimes stressful) job. School Zones are busy places –along with the regular traffic volume and frustrated, distracted motorists that are part and parcel of the daily rush, there is a flurry of activity that happens in school zones around bell times. Buses arrive and leave. Parents drop off and pick up their children. Students and parents depend on their Crossing Guard to help them cross the road safely.

May 17th is Crossing Guard
Appreciation Day!

The Ottawa Safety Council will be raising awareness about the importance of school zone safety by putting the spotlight on their very deserving Crossing Guards on
May 17th, 2023.

    • On May 17th, say thanks to your guard and show them some appreciation
      with a small gift, card or even just a high-five!
    • Download the Colouring Sheet and present it to them on May 17th.
    • Snap a picture or take a short video of yourself thanking your Guard and
      post it on social media with the hashtag #CrossingTomorrowsLeaders and
      tag us on Twitter @SafetyOttawa or FB @ottawasafetycouncil
    • All social media entries will be entered into a draw for a $100 Visa Gift Card
    • All nomination entries will be entered into a draw to win a Family Fun Package worth $200!

Ce ne sont pas tous les héros qui portent des capes… certains portent des gilets de haute visibilité !

Les brigadiers scolaires adultes effectuent un travail très important (et parfois stressant). Les zones scolaires sont des endroits très achalandés. Nous y retrouvons des automobilistes distraits et parfois frustrés. Il y a également une vague d’activités qui se produit dans les zones scolaires aux heures de cloches. Les autobus arrivent et partent. Les parents déposent et récupèrent leurs enfants. C’est pourquoi les élèves et les parents comptent sur leur brigadier scolaire pour traverser la route en toute sécurité.

Le 17 mai est la journée d’appréciation des brigadiers scolaires !

Le Conseil de sécurité d’Ottawa attirera l’attention sur l’importance de la sécurité dans les zones scolaires, en mettant en lumière le travail émérite des brigadiers scolaires, le 17 mai 2023.

    • Le 17 mai, dites merci à votre brigadier et montrez-lui votre reconnaissance avec un petit cadeau, une carte ou même une poignée de main ;
    •  Téléchargez la feuille de coloriage, remplissez-la et offrez-là à votre brigadier le 17 mai ;
    • Prenez une photo ou une courte vidéo de vous-même en remerciant votre brigadier scolaire, partagez-la sur les réseaux sociaux avec le mot-clic #CrossingTomorrowsLeaders et identifiez-nous sur Twitter @SafetyOttawa ou Facebook @ottawasafetycouncil ;
    • Toute participation sur les réseaux sociaux vous permettra d’accéder au tirage d’un chèque-cadeau Visa d’un montant de 100 $ ;
    • Toutes les nominations seront inscrites à un tirage pour gagner un forfait plaisir en famille d’une valeur de 200 $ !

HAVE SOME FUN AND SHOW YOUR GUARD YOU APPRECIATE THEM!

NEW! 

Download this picture, colour it and take a picture with your crossing guard to show your appreciation. Don’t forget to tag us! The social media handles are on the PDF!

Thank your Guard

Ottawa’s Favourite Crossing Guard wins a $500 prize and is awarded the Marie Armstrong Crossing Guard Award.

Our 2022-2023 Crossing Guard of the Year

Houda Ichrakie

St. Thomas More C.S. / Hunt Club Park

The Ottawa Crossing Guard of the Year Award:

The Ottawa Crossing Guard of the Year Award is presented yearly to a Guard who shows high levels of excellence and dedication to the important role of keeping our community’s children safe.  The cash prize is generously sponsored by the OSC.

To sponsor this award, please contact Kelly Banks at kelly.banks@ottawasafetycouncil.ca

The Ottawa Crossing Guard of the Year Award Winners

2022-23 Winner – Houda Ichrakie – St. Thomas More C.S. / Hunt Club Park
2021-22 Winner – Kim Massé – Divine Infant School / Orleans North-Convent Glen
2020-21 Winner – Sally O’Brien – W.E. Gowling E.S. & E.E.P. Louise-Arbour / Carlington
2018-19 Winner – Winston Reid – John Young E.S. / Kanata South-Glen Cairn
2017-18 Winner – Dennis Bresee – Stittsville E.S.,  Guardian Angels C.S & Westwind E.S, / Stittsville
2016-17 Winner – Dave Conlin – Roberta Bondar & Marguerite d’Youville / Hunt Club
2015-16 Winner – Monique Laviolette – Rockcliffe Park E.S. / Rockcliffe Park
2014-15 Winner – Freida Fong – Maple Ridge E.S. / Orleans East – Fallingbrook

The Ottawa Crossing Guard of the Year Award Recipients

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