In 2014, the City of Brampton invited fellow staff, politicians and Brampton residents to celebrate how public works is "Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow”.
Hydraulics Demonstrations for Grade 8 Students
- Students from Gordon Graydon Senior Public School were invited to Brampton Transit's Sandalwood Facility.
- City staff conducted an in-class lesson on hydraulic principles and demonstrated hydraulic systems on a variety of vehicles and equipment.
Works Yard Tours for Grades 1 to 3
- Over 450 students visited the Sandalwood Works Yard to take part in a tour demonstrating day-to-day public works activities.
- Students learned how roads and sidewalks are built, how street signs are made and how an underground drainage system works
- City staff demonstrated various types of equipment, including street sweepers, excavators and backhoes.
Truck Rodeo & Loader Challenge
- This year's Skills Challenge tested the knowledge and driving skills of 32 contestants.
- Some of the challenges included navigating a tandem dump truck around an obstacle course and operating a front-end loader carrying a 16-foot culvert pipe.
'Works Wars' - Chiefs' Challenge
- Four teams of senior management representatives faced off to guess the top answers in a public works-themed 'Family Feud'-style competition.
- Contestants from the Planning & Infrastructure Services Department won the competition.
14th Annual Bus Pull Challenge
- This year's competition took place in front of Gage Park on Wellington Street West.
- Eighteen teams composed of 10 members each raced against the clock to pull a Brampton Transit bus 300 feet.
- The "Gutter Rats" from the Engineering division won this year's challenge with a time of 21.19 seconds. The second-place team, "Bazinga" from Traffic Services, came in with a time of 21.21 seconds.
Urban Challenge Scavenger Hunt
- Five local Boy Scout and Girl Guide teams raced around Brampton using public transportation to find public works landmarks and complete a series of challenges.
- The teams performed several activities based on everyday operations performed by Public Works, including tree planting, line painting and operating a backhoe to move a log.
- Opening Ceremony
- Public Open House Tours
- NPWW Poster Contest
- Career Forums
- City Hall Atrium Displays
- Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony