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Climb aboard the 10th annual First Riders

Thu, 21 May, 2015

News item: First Riders 2015

Are you a first-time bus rider? Join us on Tuesday, September 1 at Northlands Park for First Riders! This free program gives students and their parents a chance to become familiar with the bus riding experience before the first day of school. Hop on board to help your child learn to ride the bus safely and with confidence.

Who’s it for?

First Riders is for Early Education children, Kindergarten and Grade 1 students, and Grade 7 students transitioning to the Edmonton Transit System

Wondering whether your child is eligible for yellow bus service? Learn more about eligibility and applying for yellow bus service


Northlands Park at 112 Avenue and Wayne Gretzky Drive. View a map of the event location.

Date and Times

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Afternoon: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Evening: 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Families attending evening sessions may have longer wait times.


Pre-register by August 28 to secure your spot.

First Riders is hosted by Edmonton Public Schools, Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord and Edmonton Catholic Schools, together with our five school bus contractors and the Edmonton Transit System (ETS).

Please know that media will be invited and may take photos and videos at the event.