Operation Lifesaver Calls for Nominations For Roger Cyr Public-Rail Safety Award

[caption id="attachment_8175" align="alignright" width="270"]Roger Cyr Portrait Founding Father and 1st National Director 1981-1991
An inspiration for the "Roger Cyr Award" to outstanding volunteers in Public-Rail Safety[/caption]

OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2014 – Operation Lifesaver is seeking nominations for the Roger Cyr Award presented to recognize a rail safety hero whose tireless efforts to improve safety at highway/ railway crossings helped reduce trespassing incidents in Canada in 2013. Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2014.

Mike Regimbal, National Director of Operation Lifesaver, said the winner will be announced during Rail Safety Week from April 28 to May 4, 2014.  

The Roger Cyr Award for Public-Rail Safety, named after the founder of OL in Canada, recognizes presenters, supporters and volunteers for their work, encourages others to implement new initiatives and is specific to outstanding achievement last year. Best practices collected during the award process are shared broadly with Operation Lifesaver, Transport Canada and Railway Association of Canada stakeholders and partners.