QUEBEC, June 19 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of its School Safety Patrol
Program, which has been in existence for 79 years, CAA-Quebec yesterday
awarded the annual School Safety Patroller of the Year title to 6th-grader
Eloise Montmigny, a student at Ecole du Bac in Saint-Lambert, in the Québec
"Eloise is very conscientious about her patroller duties, always smiling,
and her presence is reassuring for her fellow students," notes Michèle
Debroux, CAA-Quebec's Assistant Manager, Traffic Safety.
The 2007-2008 school year marked the eighth year of CAA-Quebec's School
Safety Patroller of the Year contest and 112 schools participated. Each school
selects its top patroller and submits the child's name as its candidate for
the contest. The winner of the title is then determined by random draw, since
all of the finalist patrollers are equally deserving of the honour.
"Once again this year, over 1,100 elementary schools took part in the
School Safety Patrol Program, and nearly 31,000 students served as patrollers
during the school year. Their role is to help make the vicinity of their
school a safer place for all," Ms. Debroux explains.
The School Safety Patrol Program has the support of the Société de
l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ), which views it as a good way to
promote safety among school children and reach its objectives in that area.
CAA-Quebec, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1904, provides
automotive, travel, residential and financial services, benefits and
privileges to its approximately 950,000 members.
For further information:
For further information: Montréal: Roxanne Héroux, (514) 861-7111, ext.
3210, firstname.lastname@example.org; Québec: Philippe St-Pierre, (418) 624-2424, ext.