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2023 Wilde Wood School Safety Zone Award


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St. Basil and St. Dominic Catholic Elementary Schools recognized for their efforts in promoting traffic safety

On January 31, the Mississauga City Council, on behalf of Mississauga School Traffic Safety Action Committee, awarded St. Basil and St. Dominic Catholic Elementary Schools with the 2023 Wilde Wood School Safety Zone Award for their outstanding leadership and dedication in promoting school zone safety and active transportation.
 
“Congratulations to this year’s award winners for prioritizing student road safety and encouraging active travelling by walking and biking,” said Acting Mayor John Kovac. “Your hard work and commitment towards promoting traffic safety for students is truly remarkable and serves as an inspiration for others to strive for. You’ve helped make our schools safer for students travelling to and from school. Thank you for being a role model for us all!”

Highlights from each school:

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 St. Basil Catholic Elementary School

  • Promoted Bike to School Day and Walk to School Day to encourage active travel.

  • Installed bike racks to encourage biking to school.

  • Partnered with the City’s Enforcement staff and Peel Regional Police to keep school areas safe.

  • Dedicated staff and student ambassadors acted as active transportation champions.

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St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School

  • Organized a week-long walk and bike to school event to encourage active travel.

  • Implemented safety reminders as a part of their monthly newsletters.

  • Installed bike racks to encourage biking to school.

 
Since 2016, the Mississauga School Traffic Safety Action Committee (MSTSAC) has focused on recognizing schools who promote active transportation and traffic safety around schools. The Wilde Wood Award was named after James Wilde and Arthur Wood who co-founded the Kiss and Ride concept in Mississauga. It is awarded to schools from the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and Peel District School Board.​

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