Residents invited to celebrate Public Works Week at Show n’ Shine event
(Fort McMurray, AB – May 16, 2019) – Residents are invited to the Municipality’s sixth annual Show n’ Shine event on Wednesday, May 22, held in conjunction with National Public Works Week celebrations.
As part of National Public Works Week – running from May 19 - 25 across North America – the Municipality’s Public Works Department is hosting a Show n’ Shine event to showcase maintenance and emergency response equipment, share information, celebrate achievements and give children a chance to sit in the front seat of the machines that connect our communities and keep them running.
This year, the Show n’ Shine event is growing with more programs and demonstrations. In addition, we’re encouraging participants to bring a non-perishable food item for donation. All donations will be stuffed into a Transit bus as part of the Stuff-A-Bus program. At the end of the day, all donations will be delivered to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.
Free shuttle service will be provided from the Main Street terminal to the South Operations Centre to residents attending the Show n’ Shine event. The first shuttle will depart at 9:15 a.m. from the Main Street terminal and continue to pick up residents from the terminal every 45 minutes with the last shuttle leaving at 3:15 p.m. from the Main Street terminal and 3:40 p.m. from the South Operations Centre. Residents are encouraged to take the free shuttle service, as parking is limited at the South Operations Centre.
- When: Wednesday, May 22, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Where: South Operations Centre – 140 Saprae Creek Trail, Fort McMurray
- Who: Public Works, Transit Services, Environmental Services, Underground Services, Solid Waste Services, Bylaw, Facilities, Fleet, Recreation and Culture, and Regional Emergency Services.
- What: Showcase of maintenance equipment including snow plows, refuse and recycling trucks, buses, loaders, graders, sweepers, fire trucks, demonstrations, information booths, and a live radio broadcast by Rogers Media.
- Why: Learn about the services and people that keep our community running. Support residents in need by donating to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.
The theme this year is Public Works: It Starts Here, which showcases and celebrates the vital role Public Works plays in connecting communities.