Canada’s favourite crossing guards named

Crossing guards play an important role in pedestrian safety by helping children make the safe journey to-and-from school. FedEx Express Canada and Parachute want to help recognize the contributions of "Canada's favourite" crossing guards.

Students, teachers and parents across the country were invited to nominate their favourite crossing guard during “Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard Contest”, which ran from Sept. 23, 2013 to Nov. 22, 2013.    

We had an overwhelming number of nominatons telling us about their favourite crossing guard:

Crossing guard

How have they kept the children safe?
Why are they a good role model?

The winning crossing guards receive $500 and an engraved plaque. The contest winner’s school receives $500. 

Typically, three winners are named but this year's judging panel was so impressed with their top four choices that four have been named.

Parachute and FedEx are thrilled to announce the 2013 winners of Canada's Favourite Crossing Guard Contest.

Congratulations to:

Jake Apacible
Northlea Elementary and Middle School
Toronto, Ontario

George Drad
Beaumont School
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Leonard Gordon Sr.
Elijah Smith Elementary School
Whitehorse, Yukon

Wilf Hunt
Roncalli Elementary School
St. John’s, Newfoundland

for their exemplary service dedicated to ensuring the safety of child pedestrians. Embracing the position of crossing guard to the fullest extent, their energy and enthusiasm reflects an awareness of the immense impact  their role has on the daily lives of school children.

All the entries reflected a high calibre of hard-working and dedicated individuals and we thank all those who submitted an entry for taking the time to share their appreciation for their community crossing guards.

FedEx Express Canada is a proud supporter of Parachute’s Walk This Way program, a global initiative that advocates child pedestrian safety.