On October 24, 2017, at the Regular Meeting of Cold Lake City Council, the City of Cold Lake received the National Public Works Week 2017 Canadian Public Works Association Small Centres Award (for populations up to 75,000) and the Alberta Public Works Association Project of the Year Award for the category, Public Works Week.
“It’s amazing to see such recognition for the work that our Public Works staff do,” said Mayor Craig Copeland. “They work extremely hard throughout the year, and National Public Works Week is a chance for the community to come out and see all the different tasks that Public Works is responsible for.”
Some of the events they held this year in Cold Lake included a flag raising, a Paint the Plow project which included students from Cold Lake Middle School and Cold Lake Assumption Jr/Sr High School, and an open house which had demonstrations and hands on activities for the public, of which 200 residents and 130 students attended.
National Public Works Week takes place in May, and new events are currently in the works to be added to the 2018 celebrations.