May 10, 2011

Celebrate National Public Works Week

Kamloops, B.C. - On Saturday, May 14, the City of Kamloops is holding an open house at the Public Works Centre (955 Concordia Way). This is a FREE event for everyone to participate and celebrate National Public Works Week (May 15 - 21).

The open house will run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with a variety of activities and demonstrations to participate in such as:

Learn about careers in Public Works at the City of Kamloops by attending a career information drop-in session on Saturday, May 14, at 1:00 pm, at the Public Works Centre.

Also, tours of the City's nationally recognized Kamloops Centre for Water Quality will be offered on the following days (pre-registration is required by calling 250-828-3461):

Saturday, May 14 at 9:00 am and 11:00 am
Tuesday, May 17 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Thursday, May 19 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

How to get there:
To attend the open house travel west on McGill Road past Hillside Drive to the far end of McGill Road and follow the signs for parking or better yet, go green and take transit!

For more information about the open house or to register for a tour, please call 250-828-3461.

Background information:
National Public Works Week (NPWW) is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. National Public Works Week is observed each year during the third full week of May. Through NPWW and other efforts, the Canadian Public Works Association 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.

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Media Contact:
Kristen Meersman, Capital Projects Manager
City of Kamloops
250-828-3450
kmeersman@kamloops.ca