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School Bus Safety Awareness Day

August 22, 2011

From the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA):




Local school boards, in conjunction with the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority, le consortium de transport scolaire d’Ottawa and the School Bus Operators of the Ottawa region, will be presenting the 19th annual School Bus Safety Awareness Day on Sunday, August 28,2011 for all first-time school bus riders. This co-operative venture will be held concurrently at six different school sites across the City.

The program is geared primarily for parents and children new to school bus transportation. 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.

The following activities will be available at all school sites:

  • ·         School bus rides with instructions on loading and unloading procedures;
  • ·         Stationary vehicle inspections;
  • ·         Bus safety information and hand-outs;
  • ·         Bus safety video featuring Winnie the Pooh and friends; and
  • ·         Bus safety certificate, colouring books and refreshments.

The program will be offered from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the sites listed below. There is unlimited enrolment, but please pre-register by calling the phone number next to the site you prefer to attend.

School Location


Contact Phone Number

Holy Trinity Catholic High School

180 Katimavik Road, Kanata


*École élémentaire catholique Saint- Joseph d’Orléans

6664 rue Carriere, Orléans


Sir Wilfrid Laurier H.S.

1515 Tenth Line Rd, Orléans


St. Francis Xavier High School

3740 Spratt Rd., Ottawa


*École élémentaire publique Charlotte Lemieux

2093 prom. Belair, Ottawa


Woodroffe High School

2410 Georgina Dr., Ottawa



*French presentation sites

We encourage you to attend one of these important safety sessions. Please mark your calendar for Sunday, August 28, 2011. Each session will last approximately one hour. Please take the time to prepare your children for a safe and more comfortable school bus ride.

Co-sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited.



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