This year marks a great achievement for AMA School Safety Patrollers as the program hits 80 years. 

On Thursday, June 7, the annual Calgary and Area AMA School Safety Patrollers picnic was held at heritage park. The picnic held by the group is meant to recognize the outstanding achievements of the youth involved in the program that make it their daily goal to make the roads safer for pedestrians and motorists. 

This year was a special event as the program is celebrating their 80-year mark in the province. There are 7609 students involved in the program this year within the Calgary area guided by 457 supervisors. 

Constable Dan Martin of the Airdrie RCMP said the program's history in Airdrie is a long one.

"Airdrie has had the AMA School Safety Patrollers for several years, R.J Hawkey Elementary School was one of the first schools in our city to adopt the program. We are not sure the exact date but we know it started sometime in the 80's with a handful of children participating."

The Airdrie RCMP would like to thank all those involved in the program. 

"We just wanted to send a big huge thank you, it's important we acknowledge these volunteers because they do a lot in our community to promote safety and help assist with the pedestrians but also the motorists giving traffic a better chance to flow." 


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