Driver Appreciation Day 2022

Last Updated on: 18th June 2022, 08:45 am

The greatest joy of being a bus driver is watching the children on your bus grow to become the future leaders of tomorrow.

– Local Bus Driver

Join us on Saturday, June 18, 2022, to celebrate OSTA’s Annual Driver Appreciation Day. This special day of recognition provides students, parents, guardians, teachers and staff with the opportunity to celebrate all yellow bus drivers, wheelchair bus drivers, van drivers, and Walking School Bus (WSB) leaders and thank them for all that they do.

These dedicated individuals, who put student safety first, drive countless kilometres, in rain, snow or shine to ensure their students arrive at school on time and ready to learn.

On Driver Appreciation Day – and indeed every day – OSTA offers its sincere thank you to all professional school bus, wheelchair bus, van drivers and Walking School Bus leaders for their service and dedication.
Once again, this year, for the safety of all staff and drivers, we are holding a virtual event to honour the hundreds of dedicated drivers and WSB leaders. We have asked students across both School Boards to share their thanks with us on social media so their drivers and WSB leaders get the recognition they deserve!

Today and throughout the year, take a moment to recognize how important yellow bus, wheelchair bus, van drivers and WSB leaders are to students’ success at school. Join us in recognizing and celebrating our dedicated School Bus Drivers and WSB Leaders.

From all of us at OSTA, we thank you for your service and dedication.

A Message from the President of OSTA

“We are thankful for the crucial role drivers play in the lives of students, parents and the community.”

A Message from OSTA

Thank You’s

Below are some examples of submissions we’ve received – if you would like to see more, simply follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

GEM Awards

Every year, OSTA selects winners of the Going the Extra Mile Awards. The GEM awards celebrate outstanding contributions that school bus and van drivers and WSB leaders make every day transporting OCDSB and OCSB students to and from school.

This year, we are happy to announce that OSTA has chosen Ray Leblanc (First Student), John Cox (Roxborough), Richard Behan (DTL), Georgette Nicholls (STS) and Michelle McCabe (OSC – Walking School Bus) for the 2022 GEM awards.

Congratulations to all the winners; your service and commitment are appreciated.


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