National Public Works Week 2011 Celebrations

In 2011, Brampton's Works & Transportation Department celebrated their dedication to "Serving You and Your Community" with fellow staff, politicians and Brampton residents.

Opening Ceremonies

  • Monday, May 16, 2011 marked the official kick-off to Brampton’s NPWW celebration.
  • The ceremony took place at Brampton Transit's Sandalwood facility, with students from St. Joachim Elementary School, members of the Flower City Seniors Recreation Centre, local politicians, and W&T staff in attendance.
  • The official NPWW flag was raised to officially marking the beginning of Brampton’s NPWW events.

Urban Challenge 

  • Scout teams from Brampton and three surrounding municipalities met at Brampton’s Chinguacousy Park before setting off on a race throughout the city using our transit system.
  • Their mission was to locate 9 distinctive checkpoints, learning about Works & Transportation in the process.
  • The 4th Georgetown Scout group won the competition.

Poster Contest 

  • Students from Grades 1 to 3 had a chance to participate in the NPWW poster contest.
  • Contestants had to create a poster that described how Works & Transportation is "serving you and your community".
  • Melyssa MacDonald from St. Jean Brebeuf Catholic Elementary School won this year's contest.
  • Councillor Gael Miles presented Melyssa with a framed copy of the poster at the City Council Meeting.

Commissioner's Challenge 

  • Tom Mulligan, Commissioner of Works and Transportation, hosted contestants on NPWW Jeopardy, which aimed to educate participants and spectators on public works trivia.
  • Each department had senior management staff representing their department for the winning trophy.

Eco Tour at the Heart Lake Conservation Area 

  • The eco tour for students was held at the Heart Lake Conservation Authority where a revitalization program is in full force.
  • The Toronto Region Conservation Authority guided the students through the park, using this opportunity to teach them how the conservation area serves ecosystems throughout Brampton.
  • The students participated in a number of activities, including planting trees and taking part in an education session on stormwater management.

School Tours at Williams Parkway Yard 

  • More than 600 students from senior kindergarten to grade three took a look at how the City of Brampton’s “mighty machines” create and maintain roads.
  • They were awestruck as Works staff demonstrated the use of the backhoes and excavators.

Other Events 

  • Teams race to see who can pull a 40-foot bus in the fastest time
  • Drivers test their skills by manoeuvring a bus through an obstacle course 
  • Open house tours at our Works & Transit facilities
  • Displays in the Atrium at City Hall
  • Promoting careers in Works & Transportation with presentations at Brampton schools
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