Kinosoo Beach named ‘Project of the Year’ in Alberta

The City of Cold Lake was honoured with two awards this week for its Public Works achievements.

The Kinosoo Beach Enhancement Project was awarded “Project of the Year” by the Alberta Public Works Association in the $1 million to $5 million category.

“The amount of planning, dedication, and hard work that has gone into Kinosoo Beach is outstanding,” said Mayor Craig Copeland. “And the crowd of people at the beach all summer shows how important this is to our community – it’s a focal point for major celebrations and a family gathering spot every day of the summer. It’s one of Canada’s best beaches and the word is getting out.”

Two phases of the Kinosoo Beach Master Plan have been completed, with all of the major work completed on time. Work has included a new multi-purpose court, a new promenade, traffic calming measures on the roadway, a transformed and improved storm water drainage, a splash park, grandstand, extensive landscaping and new trails and lighting.

The awards were presented to city representatives General Manager of Infrastructure Services Azam Khan and Transportation Services Manager George Urlacher at the American Public Works Association’s Alberta Chapter conference. At the same conference, they also accepted an award for the city’s National Public Works Week events – for the third year in a row.

“National Public Works Week has become an important celebration in the community,” said Copeland. “It highlights the important work that our Public Works staff members do throughout the year. Without their dedication, the services we enjoy every day would not be possible, and larger projects like Kinosoo Beach would not even be on the table.”

National Public Works Week takes place every year during the third week of May. For more information on National Public Works Week, or the Kinosoo Beach Master Plan, visit www.coldlake.com.