2018 National Public Works Week

National Public Works Week (May 22 to 25) recognizes the hard work and dedication of public works professionals in our community. The City of Brampton celebrates by building awareness of how our public works services and activities affect the community every day – from road construction, snow removal and traffic signals, to crossing guards, park maintenance and public playgrounds.

Here is this year’s event schedule:

 

Tuesday, May 22

  • Opening Ceremony and Flag Raising – 9 am
  • City Hall Atrium/Ken Whillans Square
  • Staff celebrate the start of NPWW.
  • Loader Challenge – 8 am to 3 pm
  • Williams Parkway Yard (1975 Williams Parkway) New location!
  • City employees show off their skill and precision in the loader challenge.
  • Grade 4 Stormwater Management Pond Tours – 9 am to 2 pm
  • Duncan Foster Valley Pond
  • Invited Grade 4 students will learn about stormwater drainage in a subdivision and plant trees around the pond.
  • Public Open House – 10 am to 2 pm
  • Sandalwood Parkway Works Yard (120 Sandalwood Parkway West)
  • Williams Parkway Operations Centre (1975 Williams Parkway)
  • Residents are invited to drop in for a guided tour.

Wednesday, May 23

  • Truck Rodeo – 8 am to 3 pm
  • Williams Parkway Yard (1975 Williams Parkway) New location!
  • Driver skills are put to the test through challenging obstacles.
  • School Tours for Invited Students – 9 am to 2:30 pm
  • Williams Parkway Yard (1975 Williams Parkway)
  • Invited Grade 1 and 2 students will take a tour to see equipment and learn about road and park maintenance.
  • Public Open House – 10 am to 2 pm
  • Sandalwood Parkway Works Yard (120 Sandalwood Parkway West)
  • Williams Parkway Operations Centre (1975 Williams Parkway)
  • Residents are invited to drop in for a guided tour.

Thursday, May 24

  • Bus Pull Challenge – 10 am to 12 pm
  • Wellington Street (Main Street to George Street)
  • City teams race pulling Brampton Transit buses.
  • Commissioner’s Challenge – 10:45 to 11:15 am
  • Wellington Street
  • Brampton’s senior leaders will compete against each other in a trivia challenge to see who knows the most about public works!
  • United Way Greater Toronto Food Festival – 12 pm
  • Gage Park
  • Various vendors will be offering food selections for $5.

Friday, May 25

  • Employee Recognition Awards
  • Public Works employees are recognized for service excellence.

Other Events

  • Promoting careers in public works at local schools
  • Public Works Display at City Hall Atrium
  • Food drive and fundraising proceeds will be donated to charity