Five Crossing Guards Take Home Top Honours in National Contest
The contest is part of the Pedestrian Safety Program launched by FedEx and Safe Kids Canada. The program is aimed at reducing pedestrian injuries to Canadian children by increasing motorist awareness about school zone safety, providing long-term support to communities, making school zones more ‘walkable’ and teaching children safety tips.
“FedEx couriers are on the roads every day and see first hand the important role that crossing guards play in ensuring the safety of our children as they travel to and from school,” says Arthur Stanley, vice president of operations for FedEx Express. “We salute today’s winners and the commitment they’ve shown to their community and to improving child safety.”
FedEx and Safe Kids Canada received nominations from students, teachers, and parents across
The following individuals have been recognized for their outstanding contribution to the community and named one of
* John Stephen Underwood of
* Dot Larson has been the crossing guard for
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* Helen Sweet from
* Susan Sleep of
"This contest recognizes the men and women who help make a difference in our communities," says Allyson Hewitt of Safe Kids Canada. "These five individuals, along with every crossing guard in the country, go to work every day, rain or shine, snow or slush, to ensure the safety of our children. They deserve to be applauded for all their great work."
Winners will have a chance to celebrate their award, with students and teachers, at a school-wide pizza party held at each of the winners’ schools and sponsored by FedEx. The contest winners will also receive a plaque commemorating their award.
About Safe Kids
Safe Kids Canada is the national injury prevention program of
About FedEx Express
Federal Express Canada Ltd. is a global logistics and transportation company offering domestic and international shipping and electronic commerce solutions. The company uses advanced package status tracking systems, automated customs clearance services and a dedicated air and ground transportation network to serve Canadian and global markets. FedEx employs approximately 5,000 people in over 60 facilities coast-to-coast. For more information, visit www.fedex.ca