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For Immediate Release:
April 3, 2003

Strength in Public Works: Public Works Week 2003

(Brampton) - Peel Regional Council proclaimed May 18 to 24, Public Works Week 2003, as decreed by the American Public Works Association (APWA). Public Works Week recognizes and celebrates the contributions of public works initiatives to our quality of life. The Region of Peel hosts numerous activities and events throughout the week.

Public Works Week is celebrated each May in North America and The Strength of Public Works is this year's theme. Education and awareness are the primary objectives of Public Works Week and residents are invited to participate in activities to learn more about public works programs and how they directly contribute to the standard of living.

"Public Works Week is our chance to really showcase what we do," says Mitch Zamojc, the Region's Commissioner of Public Works. "It provides an ideal forum to educate, inform and to demonstrate to residents, first-hand, the dedication and excellence of Public Works staff."

The Region of Peel has invited the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon to participate in selected events. The Region and area municipalities will test their skills against one another in the annual truck driving rodeo on Thursday, May 22.

Additional activities include school tours of various Regional Public Works facilities and Open House events at Regional Headquarters in Brampton and the Lorne Park Water Treatment Facility in Mississauga. The Open House events feature workshops, demonstrations and a variety of other activities.

"We invite everyone to come out and get to know what the Region of Peel staff has to offer," adds Mitch Zamojc.

This is the sixth year the Region of Peel has participated in this event and staff continues to improve upon the previous year's efforts. The Region of Peel was awarded an Honorable Mention from the APWA annual conference for their work on the 2002 Public Works Week.

The Region of Peel is committed to providing the highest quality services in the Town of Caledon and in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga. For more information, visit the Region of Peel Web site at www.region.peel.on.ca

Johann Manente
Supervisor, Waste Planning
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4816

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9 Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail



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