Here’s a pleasant way to spend a morning: hanging out with a big group of enthusiastic high-school students handing out good cheer to our bus operators! Today Vancouver Technical Secondary School students held their fifteenth annual Bus Driver Appreciation Day (here’s some background about the event). The school is located on Broadway and is served by the #9 bus route. Many of the students get to and from school by bus, so they hold this event each year to say thanks to our operators. Some of the students have been participating in this event since they started at the school.
They primarily hand out mugs containing candy and a packet of hot chocolate. They do this because in the old days, operators had nowhere to safely put a mug of steaming liquid. Today, operators have cup holders (and some have a reusable mug), so the students can now also give out hot chocolate. There were lot of smiles from the bus operators as students boarded their buses to say thanks and give them some goodies.
This is a lovely tradition! Thanks to Terry Stanway, the teacher who has been organizing this event for the last several years, and of course all the students at Vancouver Technical School who braved the chill this morning to show bus operators their appreciation.
Do you have a driver who you appreciate? Tell us about it in the comments!