On Friday June 15, 2018, students and staff at Wellington Heights Public School welcomed the family and colleagues of Judy MacLeod to the school to unveil a memorial bench dedicated to Judy`s memory and to honour and celebrate her life and service to the students of the Pelham community.
Judy passed away on October 21, 2017 and her loss resonated throughout the community, particularly at Wellington Heights Public School where multiple generations of students had benefitted from Judy`s 30+ years of safe, friendly and reliable service to the community as a School Bus Driver.
The memorial bench ensures that Judy will continue to be remembered by and linked with the students and families at Wellington Heights Public School for many more generations.
NSTS recognizes the benevolence of STC Drivers and Staff on Thursday April 12, 2018, which was celebrated as "Jersey Day" across Canada.
Individuals throughout the country wore sports jerseys in schools, workplaces and homes, in a show of solidarity with the victims and survivors of the Saskatchewan bus crash earlier in the month.
Drivers and Staff at STC wore jerseys to show support for the victims of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, joining thousands of Canadians across the country who donned jerseys as part of this day of tribute for those touched by the terrible tragedy.
In addition, one of the buses was decorated in the team's colours of green and gold as well as the Bronco's logo and two hockey sticks. The driver (Colleen M.), was grateful for the shows of support she got that day, including cars honking, motorists giving her a thumbs up and many people waving.
The Drivers and Staff at STC are commended and recognized for their great spirit shown as part of the country-wide day of support for Humboldt.
NSTS recognizes the contributions of DanNel Coach Lines, who donated 14 buses to transport students to the Niagara River Lions' annual School Day Game at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines on March 9, 2018.
In addition to donating 14 buses, DanNel also discounted the cost of the additional 34 buses.
In all, DanNel had 48 buses at the Meridian Centre ensuring that students from across the Niagara Region had the opportunity to enjoy their local professional basketball team in action and cheer the River Lions on to victory.
Congratulations and thank you to the DanNel team for supporting this event and special thanks to the DanNel School Bus Drivers, who stayed on site and whose time and dedication helped make this a memorable event for all the students involved.
Thanks also to the Niagara River Lions for recognizing the amazing Bus Drivers and providing them well-deserved Courtside Seats!
NSTS would like to recognize the team from First Student, for their extraordinary generosity demonstrated through their annual "Fill the Bus" campaign! This year the Team collected 1,576 pounds of food, which was 222 pounds more than was collected last year.
Congratulations and thank you to the First Student team for supporting the community with this important annual food drive! Special thanks to school bus driver Darlene Ort for her leadership with this initiative.
NSTS would like to recognize the team from Student Transportation of Canada, Smithville, for their hard work and dedication to transforming a school bus into the STC Express to the North Pole! Your parade performance brought joy and smiles to local residents and demonstrated the commitment of school bus professionals to their community!
Well done and happy holidays to all!