School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day

posted Jul 23, 2018, 3:26 PM by Tracy Mertz

Is this your child’s first time on the bus or walking to school?  School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Awareness Day on Sunday August 26th, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM is a great opportunity for your child to learn about being safe on their way to school.

School Bus Safety

Children can take a school bus ride while their families tag along, watch an interactive school bus safety video, and enjoy games! All children entering the school system for the first time in the fall, or new residents to the area should plan to attend. The day’s activities are suitable for all elementary school-age children and everyone is welcome.
Each session takes approximately 45 minutes. The following activities are available at the school sites:

– Learn how to get on and off the bus safely
– Take a ride on the bus
– Bus safety information and hand-outs will be provided
– Watch a school bus safety video
– Participants will receive bus safety certificates and colouring books along with the information

Young Pedestrian Safety

With the Ottawa Safety Council’s interactive pedestrian training, children practice on a make-believe cross-walk with real lights and sounds. The session takes about 20 minutes and is facilitated by a safety specialist.  



August 26th, 2018 Sites
School LocationAddressPhone to register
Ecole elementaire catholique Saint-Joseph D’Orleans – French/Autobus6664 rue Carriere, Orleans    613-746-3654
Ecole elementaire publique Charlotte Lemieux – French/Autobus2093 prom. Belair, Ottawa    613-746-3654
Holy Trinity Catholic School – English/Pedestrian/School Bus180 Katimavik Rd, Kanata    613-224-8800
Ridgemont High School – English/Pedestrian/School Bus                         2597 Alta Vista Dr, Ottawa    613-224-8800
Sir Wilfrid Laurier High School – English/Pedestrian/School Bus1515 Tenth Line Road, Orleans    613-224-8800
St. Mark High School – English/School Bus 1040 Dozois Road, Manotick    613-224-8800
Woodroffe High School – English/Pedestrian/School Bus 2410 Georgina Dr, Ottawa    613-224-8800