The fifth annual Touch-a-Truck event will take place on Saturday, May 27 at the city's roads and parks maintenance facility, located at 3330 Harvester Rd. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Rain or Shine
TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Roads and Parks Maintenance Facility, 3330 Harvester Rd., Burlington, Ont.
BRING: a refillable water bottle
Touch-a-Truck is an annual event held by the City of Burlington during National Public Works Week. The event gives residents and their families an up-close look at a variety of city vehicles, and recognizes Public Works employees for all of the work they do to help keep our community well maintained.
Taken from the Canadian and American Public Works Association pages about National Public Works Week:
Instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960, NPWW calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The Week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society-the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication. The CPWA (Canadian Public Works Association) and APWA encourage public works agencies and professionals to take the opportunity to make their stories known in their communities. Over the years the observances have taken many forms, including parades, displays of public works equipment, high school essay contests, open houses, programs for civic organizations and media events. The occasion is marked each year with scores of resolutions and proclamations from mayors and governors, as well. National Public Works Week is observed each year during the third full week of May. Through NPWW and other efforts, APWA seeks to raise the public's awareness of public works issues and to increase confidence in public works employees who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for present and future generations.
Public works week is very important to the City of Burlington's Public Works employees. It serves as an opportunity for the public to learn a little more about what we do and how we do it. It also should serve as an opportunity for younger people in the community to be exposed to careers in public works and what they entail.
NPWW recognizes the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works.
City of Burlington staff are responsible for services that include: