The City of Brampton celebrated National Public Works Week (May 16 to May 20, 2016) by raising public awareness of our services and activities related to the maintenance and operations of roads (road construction, snow removal, traffic signs and traffic signals) as well as public parks (pathways, trees and playgrounds). It also recognized the hard work and dedication of public works professionals in our community.
- Local students in grades 1-3 had the opportunity to participate in Brampton’s annual poster contest and draw pictures describing what public works meant to them.
- Jasmine Estevao, a second grade student from Guardian Angels Elementary School, won the contest and was presented a t-shirt with her artwork by Mayor Linda Jeffrey at the
May 11th, 2016 Council meeting.
School Tours for Kindergarten to Grade 5
- Invited students toured the Sandalwood Works Yard to see equipment and learn about Public Works.
- City staff demonstrated how back-hoes, water trucks and street sweepers operated.
- The students learned how street signs are made, and received a starter lesson on how roads and sidewalks are built.
- In a relay-style competition, teams of senior management representatives competed in a series of competitive challenges in order to determine which team knew the most about Public Works.
- After a fierce battle, the Public Services department came out on top!
Truck Rodeo and Loader Challenge
- The two-day competition really put drivers' skills and knowledge to the test.
- In each event, competitors had to maneuver either a tandem dump truck or a John Deere front-end loader through a tight obstacle course of cones, barrels and barricades.
Annual Staff Bus Pull Challenge
- The 16th annual NPWW Bus Pull Challenge consisted of 21 teams, who competed to see who was the fastest to pull a 40-foot bus 300 feet.
- The top prize went to “We Permit You to Lose” from the Permits division, while the prize for Best Team Costume was awarded to “Shona's Gnomes” from Animal Services.
Stormwater Management Pond Tour
- 120 grade 5 students were given a tour around John G. Hooper stormwater management pond in Brampton.
- Students learned about ecosystems and stormwater drainage and helped plant trees around the pond.