In 2015, the City of Brampton invited staff, politicians and Brampton residents to celebrate the impact of public works on the community. This year's theme was "Community Begins Here".
- 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.
- Shayan Ezeanolue, a second grade student from St. Josephine Bakhita Catholic Elementary School won the contest and was presented a t-shirt with his artwork by Mayor Linda Jeffrey at the May 6th, 2015 Council meeting.
Works Yard Tours for Kindergarten to Grade 5
- Over 350 students toured the Sandalwood Works Yard to see equipment and learn about road and park maintenance.
- City staff demonstrated how back-hoes, water trucks and street sweepers operated.
- The students learned how street signs were made, and received a starter lesson on how roads and sidewalks were built.
- In a Family Feud-style competition, four teams of senior management representatives competed to see who knew the most about public works.
- After a fierce battle, the Corporate Services department came out on top!
Operator & Driver Skills Competition
- The two-day competition consisted of a Loader Challenge and a Truck Rodeo.
- In the Loader Challenge, 15 competitors were put to the test as they maneuvered loaders around obstacle courses and carried long culvert pipes while maintaining a carry height.
- In the Truck Rodeo, 17 competitors had to navigate a similar course in a tandem dump truck.
Annual Staff Bus Pull Challenge
- The 15th annual NPWW Bus Pull Challenge consisted of 11 teams, including a team lead by Mayor Linda Jeffrey, who competed to see who was the fastest to pull a 40-foot bus 300 feet.
- The top prize went to “Spray Soldiers” from the Parks Pesticide division, while a prize for Best Team Costume was handed to “Team Super Fur” for their animal-themed costumes.
Stormwater Management Pond Tour
- 70 grade 4 students were given a tour around Wheatfield stormwater management pond.
- Students learned about stormwater drainage in a subdivision and helped planting trees around the pond.