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2011 School Bus Driver start-up meeting
On August 16, 2012, Delaney Bus Lines held its annual start-up meeting at the MacIntosh Country Inn & Conference Centre in Morrisburg. This year’s workshop sessions included:
- Pre-Trip Inspections
- Effective Evacuation
- Student Management 101
Hosting our workshops this year were: Charlie Russell & Paul Wheeler, Transportation Enforcement Officers – MTO; Maureen Hurren, Master Trainer – PRIDE Program; Glenn Rowe, Safety Officer – Delaney Bus Lines.
Following the morning workshop sessions and general meeting, the Delaney team was treated to a private tour of the 19th Century modes of transportation featured at Upper Canada Village.
Included in the tour was a brief stop at the new Visitor’s Centre, followed by a train ride through the history of the Battle of 1812, a horse-pulled boat ride along the village’s river and a wagon ride concluding our tour at the historic Cook’s Tavern.
Be sure to check out the day’s events on Flickr.
The third annual Mike Delaney Memorial Award was given out at Tagwi Secondary School’s graduation ceremonies in Avonmore on June 27, 2012.
The Mike Delaney Memorial Award was created to honour an individual who worked tirelessly to provide for his family, for his business and for his community. Mike was definitely an unsung hero, having never sought recognition or thanks for his many generous acts.
The award is presented solely at Tagwi Secondary School’s graduation ceremonies in Avonmore. This is done to honour the commitment Mike made to his local community and to recognize the valuable relationship he cultivated with the Tagwi family.
The recipient of the award is selected by the graduation committee, as an individual who seeks to assist others in need and who emulates Mike’s genuine sense of care and compassion for others, without personal reward or recognition. The student must also be in pursuit of furthering his or her education at the college or university level, for which the bursary is to assist.
Pictured at left is Mrs. Diana Delaney-Begg presenting the award to Kyle Dupperon-Haynes. Diana represents the third generation of Delaney family members who have been involved in the school bus transportation business since 1948.
We are pleased to announce the start of a new service for residents of the Seaway Valley. Beginning on the 3rd of May, Delaney Bus Lines will be offering two buses each week, to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino.
The service will have departures in Ingleside, Long Sault and Cornwall and will operate on Thursday evening's and Sunday afternoons. For only $20, riders will receive transportation to and from the casino on one of our deluxe motorcoaches, a $10 free slot play voucher and a $10 meal voucher.
In effort to gain insight into the commuting needs of our community, Delaney Bus Lines has created a commuter survey to better understand when and where people are going.
If you or someone you know currently commutes to Montreal, Toronto Brockville or any other destination outside our community, please take minute to fill out this brief survey. Your insight will help us gain the information needed to determine the potential viability of commuter services to new destinations. We currently offer three commuter services to Ottawa each day. One from Cornwall, one from Finch and one from Alexandria. Click here to learn about our existing commuter services.
Delaney technician, Brain Laduke, took top honours in the recent Prevost Car training in Quebec City.
Prevost offers motor coach technicians and mechanics the opportunity to attend service schools where courses on the Prevost H and X model coach series are presented. The courses are offered throughout North America as part of the company's ongoing commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service.
Of the 15 technicians in this year's program, Brian took top honours in the January class. His factory training included sessions on pneumatic systems, electrical systems, axles and brakes.
The Quebec school also featured a tour of the Prevost factory where technicians previewed new developments right on the production line.
The week-long training culminated with an awards dinner where course certificates were distributed to the three top-scoring techs, recognizing them for their achievements. Congratulations Brian!
Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall and SD&G and the team from Delaney Bus Lines painted the City of Cornwall and area pink on February 29 to take a stand against bullying.
Many clubs, schools and residents wore pink on Pink Shirt Day to help promote anti-bullying and spread the word that bullying will not be tolerated.
"I'm always so proud and yet still surprised by the generosity and the amount of support the community gives the Boys and Girls Club and this event," said Jacquie Richards, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club.
"We are only a small part of a student's school day; however, we are committed to keeping our school buses bully-free zones and the pink t-shirts are definitely a clear sign of that," said Mark Begg from Delaney Bus Lines.
Delaney drivers also took part in a number of initiatives that included wearing pink t-shirts for the day, attending anti-bullying sessions at various schools as well as distributing information sheets on how to deal with bullying.
The pink theme originated from an incident at a Nova Scotia high school when students organized a protest in sympathy with a grade 9 student who had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. Two male students then distributed pink t-shirts to be worn by all the boys in the school, making a non- violent statement that bullying will not be tolerated.
The Ontario School Bus Association (OSBA) reached a landmark year in 2011, celebrating its 60th year of providing advocacy and education services to the owners of school bus fleets across the Province of Ontario. OSBA Executive Director Richard Donaldson explains that part of OSBA’s 60th anniversary initiatives, “a new awards program was launched to recognize individuals, companies and organizations that have made significant contributions towards the school bus and student transportation industries.” In the past, individuals were recognized for long-term efforts and service with Honourary Life Membership awards.
The OSBA awards are determined by the current Board of Directors and presentations were made in October in conjunction with the OASBO/OSBA Fall Conference. Award presentations for 2012 and every subsequent year will be made at OSBA’s annual general meeting.
Delaney Bus Lines was extremely pleased to announce that school bus driver Frank Wilson was the recipient of OSBA’s inaugural Driver Excellence Award for 2011. “Frank is a driver that goes above and beyond in everything he does for this company and for his students,” said Mark Begg, Manager with Delaney Bus Lines. “Recognition by the OSBA is a wonderful initiative and really emphasizes the important jobs our school bus drivers do each and every day,” said Begg.
Wilson has been a school bus driver with Delaney Bus Lines for 7 years, following a 13 year career with Cornwall City Transit. Frank is married with three grown children, is proud grandfather to three grandchildren and is a huge Montreal Canadiens fan.
On behalf of the entire Delaney Bus Lines team, congratulations Frank!