City Celebrates 17th Annual Public Works Day

Tomorrow, the City of Victoria will host the 17th annual Public Works Day, an open house to provide elementary students with an opportunity to learn more about how City of Victoria staff work to ensure the community is healthy, safe and sustainable. This year, 29 classrooms, totaling 674 students from 10 schools will participate in 20 interactive stations while taking part in Public Works Day.

Stations will include opportunities to learn about the kitchen scraps and garbage program, asphalt recycling, street cleaning, underground utility operations, sidewalk maintenance, traffic and street lights and what the City does to manage storm water in Victoria.

Students will be served lunch and the winners from last year’s t-shirt design contest will be announced at noon.  City staff will be wearing t-shirts that feature the first place art work from last year’s competition.

Media are invited to attend; however, the event is closed to the general public.

What:               17th Annual Public Works Day
When:              Wednesday, May 18 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Where:             Public Works Yard, 417 Garbally Road

Please park on the street and enter at the gates off Garbally Road.  Note: Students who cannot be photographed will be identified.

This event takes place during National Public Works Week, May 16-20.  The theme across Canada this year is “Public Works Always There”.