Jerry Witvot

WCPS drivers move on to provincial bus ‘roadeo’

Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) had three contestants compete at the Local School Bus Road-e-o on May 7 at Notre Dame High School in Red Deer.

The 21 contestants, representing five school bus companies, navigated 11 obstacles in a competitive skills course which included country turn around, right turn, student pick up, railroad crossing, parallel park, curb park, diminishing clearance, left turn, offset alley, straight line, and ending with the stop line.

Drivers said they were excited to have the opportunity to get together following a two-year delay and were enthusiastic during the walk-around to get familiar with the course layout.

WCPS drivers Dodo Freerksen, Sheila Talbott, and Jerry Witvot will be moving on to the Provincial School Bus Roadeo on June 4 in Nisku.

Chinooks Edge School Division, Red Deer Catholic School Division, Prairie Bus Lines and Siksika First Nation will also have competitors moving forward.