June 2, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay is once again celebrating the individuals that continue to make its crossing guard program a success with the 10th annual Crossing Guard Appreciation Day on Friday, June 5.

The crossing guard program has been in place since 1947; currently, 64 crossing guards are employed by the City of Thunder Bay.

"The Crossing Guard program is a very important one," said Michelle Riemer, Field Supervisor - Crossing Guards. "Our crossing guards provide safe crossing of busy City streets for school children throughout Thunder Bay, all-year-round, rain or shine.

"We appreciate their continued dedication and hard work, and we're pleased to recognize our crossing guards through this annual appreciation day."

Those interested in joining the crossing guard program can visit thunderbay.ca/jobs or visit the City of Thunder Bay's Human Resources Department at 141 May St. for more information.

* Note to media - interviews with crossing guards can be arranged by contacting Kris Ketonen, Communications Officer, at 474-4810.

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