Brampton celebrates National Public Works Week (May 18 to May 24, 2014) by raising public awareness of our services and activities related to the maintenance & operations of roads (road construction, snow removal, traffic signs and traffic signals) as well as public parks (pathways, trees and playgrounds). It also recognizes the hard work and dedication of public works professionals in our community.
The City of Brampton’s public works department ran a poster contest open to all Brampton elementary school children in Grades 1 to 3. This year’s theme was “Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow”.
Submissions were judged on their representation of the 2014 National Public Works Week theme as well as the activities of the public works department at the City of Brampton.
The winning design will be used to promote National Public Works Week activities in Brampton and will appear on promotional materials throughout the week. The winner of this year's poster contest is Shaan Choudury, a Grade 2 student at Claireville Public School.
Opening Ceremonies - 9:00am @ City Hall
Staff celebrate the start of NPWW. Flag raising will take place at Ken Whillans Square.
Grade 8 Tours - 9:00am-2:00pm @ 120 Sandalwood Pkwy Works Yard
Invited Grade 8 students learn how public works uses hydraulics.
Public Open House - 10:00am-2:00pm @ 120 Sandalwood Pkwy Works Yard &
129 Glidden Road
Citizens are invited to drop in for a guided tour.
Loader Rodeo - 8:00am-3:00pm @ 120 Sandalwood Pkwy Works Yard
Watch City staff show off their skill and precision in the loader challenge.
Truck Rodeo - 8:00am-3:00pm @ 120 Sandalwood Pkwy Works Yard
Driver skills are put to the test through challenging obstacles.
Public Open House - 10:00am-2:00pm @ 120 Sandalwood Pkwy Works Yard
Citizens are invited to drop-in for a guided tour.
School Tours for Invited Students - 8:30am-4:30pm @ 120 Sandalwood Pkwy Works Yard
Invited Grade 1 to 3 students will tour our Works Yard to see equipment and learn about road and park maintenance.
Chief's Challenge - 10:00am-10:30am @ Ken Whillans Square
Brampton's senior management will compete against each to see who knows the most about public works.
Bus Pull Challenge - 10:30am-12:00pm @ Wellington Street
City staff race pulling Brampton Transit buses.
Service Excellence Awards - 12:30pm-2:30pm @ Williams Pkwy Yard
Maintenance & Operations staff are recognized for service excellence.
Urban Challenge Scavenger Hunt - 8:30am-4:30pm
Girl Guide & Boy Scout teams race aboard Brampton Transit buses to find Maintenance & Operations landmarks in Brampton.
- Promoting careers in public works at local schools
- Public Works display at the City Hall Atrium
- Fundraising - All proceeds raised will be donated to charity