First Rider

Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Confederation College - Outside the TEC Hub/McIntyre Building

The First Rider Program is for young, first time school bus riders. This fun learning experience helps children prepare for riding the school bus to and from school as well as while on field trips.

Participation will help alleviate concerns and answer questions you may have regarding the safety of your child while riding on or walking around a school bus. The children even get to ride a school bus!

How to Become a First Rider!

Watch Retired OPP Constable Gary, School Bus Safety Manager Barb and Buzzy Bee explain school bus safety and prepare your first time school bus rider on how to ride the school bus safely to and from school:

Register online or call from Monday, August 23rd to Friday, August 27th, 2021 to book a time for your child to experience their first school bus ride on Saturday, August 28, 2021 outside the Confederation College McIntyre Building.

Ride a school bus day runs from 10:00 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021 with two school buses, limited to 20 children per bus, departing every 30 minutes. Times must be booked in advance. School Buses will be cleaned and sanitized between tours. Only children will be permitted to ride the school bus.

Iron Range Bus Lines

Registration occurs during the Week of August 23-27, 2021

Take advantage of this opportunity that will allow your child to ride the school bus with confidence and learn the importance of school bus safety. Register for your spot at First Rider online or by contacting our First Rider partner, Iron Range Bus Lines at (807) 345-7387 during the week of August 23rd - 27th, 2021.


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