Approximately 50 school bus drivers from across Central Alberta will put their skills to the test this Saturday during the annual Local School Bus Road-eo, which will be held at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School. 

Competitors from Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools, Chinook’s Edge School Division, Wolf Creek Public Schools and Prairie Bus Lines will be put through their paces while navigating an obstacle course designed to test the skills it takes to be a successful school bus driver. Throughout the day, drivers will participate in a day of friendly competition, skillful driving, and community spirit. 

During the road-eo, drivers will engage in a variety of skill-testing events, including the railroad crossing, diminishing clearance, back-up stall, and offset alley.

Winners from the Local School Bus Road-eo will advance to the Provincial School Bus Road-eo, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 8 in Leduc. 

Shevon Coram, Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools Transportation Manager, said she is looking forward to watching the drivers come together to demonstrate their abilities behind the wheel.  

"The school bus road-eo is an excellent opportunity for our drivers to showcase their skills and dedication to safety. It's a fun and challenging event that highlights the importance of their role in our community," she explained.

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools serves over 10,650 students in 21 schools in Red Deer, Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Innisfail, and Olds. It also supports the learning of over 850 students in a Home Education Program. The Division is committed to serving children and parents with a complete offering of learning opportunities delivered within the context of Catholic teachings and within the means of the Division.