The County of Grande Prairie is kicking off celebrating National Public Works week early by opening a drawing contest for kids, teens, and adults. Those who enter the competition will draw a picture demonstrating this year’s theme “Connecting the World Through Public Works”.
Artists looking to take part can download the drawing template and either email or deliver their completed submission in person to the Public Works building. Participants will enter their submissions into one of five age categories, starting for those aged three to four years old going all the way up to the adult category for those 18 years old and over, with a winner being chosen from each age group.
The competition is open to all residents, including those who live in the City of Grande Prairie or towns of Sexsmith, Wembley, and Beaverlodge. The submission deadline is May 12.
National Public Works week is May 21st to 27th, and along with the art contest the county will also be holding a four-day equipment rodeo for local high school students, where they will be taught how to safely operate a variety of heavy equipment by experienced County staff.
At the rodeo there will also be a barbeque lunch, heavy equipment simulators, wetland tours, and drone flying lessons.