2019 Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard Contest

Thanks to everyone that submitted nominations for this years contest!

Judging is underway. Winners will be notified on or before May 10, 2019, and a public news release announcing the winners will go out May 29, 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.

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For more details, see our news release.

Resources

Pedestrian Safety Facts

Pedestrian Safety Parent Tip Sheet