The City of Thunder Bay is once again celebrating the individuals that continue to make its School Crossing Guard program a success with the 17th annual Crossing Guard Appreciation Day today.

The School Crossing Guard program has been in place since 1947; currently 55 School Crossing Guards are employed at the City of Thunder Bay.

Help us recognize the individuals across our city, whose assistance helps young residents with their safe daily commutes to and from school by:

  • Guard signals you to stop, all cyclists and drivers must stop.
  • Understand and follow the posted speed limits, especially in school zones.
  • Always check before turning at all intersections.
  • Remain stopped until all pedestrians and the guard have cleared the crossing. This is the law.
  • Do not drop kids off in no stopping or no parking areas.

“The Crossing Guard program is very important for our community,” said Michelle Riemer, Field Supervisor – Crossing Guards. “Our School Crossing Guards provide safe crossing of busy City streets for students throughout Thunder Bay, all-year round, rain, snow, or shine. We appreciate their hard work and dedication and we are pleased to recognize our crossing guards through this annual appreciation day.”

Please visit to print off a thank you card and colouring pages.

Those interested in joining the School Crossing Guard program can visit:

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Contact:       Michelle Riemer, Field Supervisor – Crossing Guards, 621-5395