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2019 Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard Contest

2019 Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard Contest

Contest deadline has been extended to April 26, 2019!

From February 25 to April 26, 2019, Parachute and FedEx Express Canada will be accepting nominations for Canada’s favourite crossing guards.

Tell us about your favourite crossing guard:

Contest and Registration Details

We welcome students, educators, parents and community leaders to recognize the contributions of those who play an important role in pedestrian safety by helping children make the safe journey to-and-from school. Encourage kids and schools you know to participate! Up to three winners will be selected.

To nominate a crossing guard:

Mail to:

Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard Contest

c/o Parachute

150 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario.  M4P 1E8

Follow the hashtag #CANFavCrossGuard for updates throughout the contest. 

Eligibility and Prize Details

Eligible crossing guards must be currently working at a Canadian crossing location. More on contest rules in nomination form.

The winning crossing guards will receive:

Deadline for submissions extended: April 26, 2019

Winners will be notified on or before May 10, 2019.

Thanks to our 2019 judging panel 

Stephen Anderson, Senior Communications Specialist, FedEx Express Canada

Kate Berry, Program Director, Ontario Active School Travel at Green Communities Canada

Caroline Fernandez, Lifestyle Blogger and Bestselling Kidlit Author

Steve Podborski, President & CEO, Parachute

Pina Starnino, VP Operations, FedEx Express Canada

Patty Sullivan, Award Winning Television Personality

Congratulations to our 2018 winners

Three exceptional school crossing guards who go above and beyond the call of duty were chosen as winners of the 2018 Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard Contest. The recipients are being recognized for their extraordinary contributions to their communities.

Christian Behnke, North Vancouver, B.C.:  A volunteer crossing guard at Cleveland Elementary School, he leads Grade 6 and 7 students who also volunteer to assist with ensuring roads and crossings are safe. A D.J. by trade, he volunteers to bring music to the schools “Walk & Wheel” days and supports other schools’ activities with his music.

Media coverage:

Pierce Casey, London, Ontario:  He takes care of both the physical safety and emotional health of the 300 students at Evelyn Harrison P.S., taking on the role of confidant and dispute-resolver. He attends school concerts and sporting events as an “honorary grandparent” for students whose family are not available. 

Media coverage:

Darnley Lewis, Oakville, Ontario:  Staff, students and parents at St. Mary Catholic School praise Lewis for his gentle demeanour with students, protecting them from aggressive drivers at a dangerous urban crossing spot. Says one nominee: “He is a foot soldier of safety at the corner of inconsiderate and entitlement.” He also is a hospital volunteer.

Media coverage:


For more details, see our news release.


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