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Winning Student Ambassadors Rally up Student Interest in MiWay

Jun 03, 2015

Today at City Council, two Glenforest Secondary School students were named 2014/15 MiWay Student Ambassadors of the year for their innovative way of spreading the word about riding on MiWay.

“Students, Jane Jomy and Uswa Zahoor, successfully used peer-to-peer communication to promote MiWay as a great transportation option,” said Geoff Marinoff, director of Transit. “These two students creatively used verbal, digital and print to inform, engage and inspire students at Glenforest about MiWay.”

In its fifth year, 18 schools took part in the MiWay Student Ambassador Program.
Students are required to put together a fun and creative program to educate their school community about MiWay.

Jane and Uswa used

• School announcements
• Social media (Facebook/Twitter)
• An engaging video
• A MiWay guide book
• MiWay page on school website
• MiWay information sessions
• A MiWay bulletin board
• Three informative tables with creative themes – “Muffins for MiWay”, “PRESTO Prizes” and “Taffy for Transitway” to intrigue students to drop by and learn more.

Jane and Uswa will each receive free transit for one year, an iPad mini and their school, Glenforest, will receive 100 free student MiWay tickets.

Watch for next year’s addition! Students will have a chance to design a bus wrap that will be used by MiWay at community events throughout Mississauga.

Keep on the lookout for the MiWay Student Ambassador wrapped bus as it travels on routes around the city.

Learn about the MiWay Student Ambassador Program at miway.ca/ambassador






Media Contact:
Kimberly Hicks
Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5232
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   kimberly.hicks@mississauga.ca


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