Up and Coming!
The Honourable Don Morgan, Minister of Education has proclaimed April 27th to May 2nd as CAA School Safety Patrol Week. And we’re celebrating with the CAA School Safety Patrol Jamboree which takes place on Thursday, April 30th, Friday, May 1st, and Saturday, May 2nd in Regina, SK.
The 2015 CAA Saskatchewan School Safety Patrol Jamboree is our 25th annual event and this year’s theme is Superheroes. Not all superheroes have capes or masks; some wear yellow neon CAA school safety patrol vests. The dynamic and dedicated patrollers are on-the-job in all kinds of weather helping with the safe well-being of our most important assets, our children. The 2015 Saskatchewanderer, Ashlyn George will be the special guest speaker. The patrollers will be visiting the RCMP Heritage Centre, Saskatchewan Science Centre, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, and Government House. They will be treated with other activities such as bowling, games, movies, a magician and a light show.
The CAA Saskatchewan 25th School Safety Patrol Jamboree
Ashlyn George is the 2015 Saskatchewanderer and our super special guest speaker for the welcome dinner on April 30th. Ashlyn is a great role model for all the CAA Super School Safety Patrollers. She has great dedication and enthusiasm to for her job role as Saskatchewan’s ambassador, helping to promote Saskatchewan as the best place to live, work and play. During her presentation to the patrollers, chaperones, and special guests, Ashlyn will focus on her journeys and experiences as a world and now Saskatchewan traveller and how she was able to make her goals and dreams come true. Ashlyn has spent 24 months total travelling the globe and has visited more than 300 cities in 37 countries. According to Ashlyn, “nothing beats meeting new people, trying new food and experiencing spectacular landscapes. And now I’m ready to do that in my home province: Saskatchewan. We enjoy a terrific quality of life here and I can’t wait to show the world that.”
For more information on the 2015 Saskatchewanderer, visit the Saskatchewanderers page!
CAA Saskatchewan School Safety Patrol Program
Since the creation of the School Safety Patrol program in 1922 by the Chicago Motor Club, millions of youthful volunteers have served as School Safety Patrollers in more than 30 countries. CAA/AAA Clubs sponsor school safety patrol programs in more than 50,000 schools.
CAA Saskatchewan has coordinated and managed the School Safety Patrol program since 1951 and now, approximately 3,897 patrollers assist in 56 communities with approximately 149 schools around the province. CAA Saskatchewan supplies training materials, stop paddles and reflective vests free of charge. Caps, toques and some other items are available at cost. There has never been a serious or fatal injury collision at a crosswalk controlled by our CAA School Safety Patrollers.
If you have any questions about the school safety patrol program or would like to start a patrol at your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306.310.6222 ext. 0991.
To order CAA School Safety Patrol supplies, please use one of the forms below.
CAA Saskatchewan produces an annual newsletter for School Safety Patrol coordinators called The Guardian. Check out the latest issue.
CAA School Safety Patrol Jamboree
CAA Saskatchewan also hosts an annual Provincial School Safety Patrol Jamboree to recognize and honour volunteer patrollers for helping their fellow students learn more about pedestrian and traffic safety. Held every May since 1990 in Regina (in conjunction with School Safety Patrol Week), the CAA Jamboree is attended by more than 120 patrollers and chaperones. The agenda includes visits to Government House and the Saskatchewan Science Centre, as well as entertainment and other fun activities.
2014 CAA School Safety Patrol Jamboree
CAA Saskatchewan held its’ 24th Annual CAA School Safety Patrol Jamboree on May 1 to 3 in Regina. Patrollers from Estevan, Gravelbourg, Kindersley, Maple Creek, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Rosetown, Rouleau, Saskatoon, Spiritwood, Wakaw, Weyburn and Wynyard gathered for a fun-filled weekend.
The Jamboree is hosted every year by CAA Saskatchewan to show appreciation to the volunteer school safety patrollers for the valuable work they do throughout the school year.
If you would like to enroll your school in the CAA School Safety Patrol Program, please contact Clare Britz at email@example.com or by phone at 306.310.6222 ext. 0991. More schools and patrollers are certainly welcome!