Design a poster to help us celebrate everyday superheroes for Public Works Week May 15-21

The City of Port Moody is celebrating Public Works Week (May 15 to 21, 2022) and highlighting our public works superheroes with a poster contest. 

Within every public works professional lies a superhero—always ready to serve their community and resilient in their ability to adapt to challenges. From providing clean water and disposing of solid waste, to maintaining our roads and taking care of our parks, our public works superheroes contribute to the excellent quality of life we enjoy in Port Moody. 

Download a poster template or pick one up at City Hall (100 Newport Drive). Design a poster that showcases any part of public works and submit your design to the reception desk at City Hall by 5pm on Friday, May 27, 2022 for a chance to win a prize. Winners will be selected by a random draw. Prizes include gift cards, books, and games. 

The City will not be hosting a Public Works Day Open House this year, but we encourage you to visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Over five days during the week, we’ll use our social media channels to share how our public works professionals make a difference in the daily lives of Port Moody residents, including: 

  • Fleet mechanics: this group keeps the wheels of the City turning. They service over 152 vehicles and trailers, as well as over 250 pieces of small equipment like weed trimmers and leaf blowers.
  • Parks: this team maintains and inspects 32 parks and sports fields including soccer/baseball fields, playgrounds, waterparks, tennis courts, sport courts, and park facilities.
  • Roads: roads and drainage staff help keep the community moving. City staff operate and maintain over 200 kilometres of roads.
  • Solid Waste: this team has five automated collection vehicles. Each truck will collect between 400 - 700 carts daily.
  • Water Distribution: this group plays a key role in delivering clean, potable water. City staff inspect 600 hydrants per year and flush 35,000 metres of watermains annually. 

Each year, Public Works Week is celebrated across Canada and the United States to educate people about the value and necessity of public works projects, and the contributions of public works professionals.