THUNDER BAY – Area residents are invited to celebrate National Public Works Week at a free open house this weekend that will highlight and celebrate the work that public servants do to keep our city running.
The open house for residents will take place on Saturday, May 25, from 11 am – 2 pm at the Mountdale Public Works Yard, 410 Mountdale Ave. The open house will feature:
- Vehicle displays of a garbage truck, snow plow, tree truck, excavator, front-end loader, transit bus, the Python 5000, and more
- Barbecue food and ice cream
- Kids activities including bouncy castles, face painting, games and more
- Chances to win great prizes
National Public Works Week takes place from May 19 – 25, 2019, and is recognized across North America as an opportunity to educate residents about public works and celebrate the work these professionals provide.
“Public works professionals work hard to provide and maintain essential public services and are often hidden heroes. From providing clean drinking water, to building roads and bridges, removing snow on roadways or devising emergency management plans, to name a few,” said Kerri Marshall, General Manager – Infrastructure & Operations. “Public works professionals help to keep our city running and contribute to our city’s quality of life. We look forward to seeing everyone at our second annual open house and showcasing the great work that these professionals do each and every day.”