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Community Invited to Burlington’s Touch-a-Truck Event on May 25

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*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — May 7, 2024 — The City of Burlington is bringing back its annual Touch-a-Truck event on Saturday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mainway Recreation Centre.

The outdoor event gives residents and their families an opportunity to:

  • Get an up-close look at City vehicles, including a Burlington Transit bus, street sweeper, snowplow, fire truck, Zamboni, and more.
  • Visit and learn about the services provided by City staff from various departments.
  • Experience what it’s like to operate a snowplow and backhoe in a simulator.
  • Visit the forestry booth to speak with staff on what’s invading our trees, ways to improve tree health, and more. Forestry staff will also be giving away a limited number of trees on a first come first serve basis.
  • Connect with members of Halton Regional Police Service, St. John’s Ambulance and the Burlington Fire Department.

“We’re looking forward to bringing back our annual Touch-a-Truck celebration to commemorate National Public Works Week. This event is a great way for residents and their families to learn more about how City staff deliver essential services that lead to healthier, happier, more vibrant communities.” — Enrico Scalera, Director of Roads, Parks & Forestry, City of Burlington

Event Details:

The event is held outdoors, rain or shine. Visitors should dress according to weather conditions. In the event of thunder or lightning, the event will be cancelled, and a notice will be shared on the City’s corporate social media channels.

Admission and parking are free. Parking is limited and visitors are encouraged to carpool or take Burlington Transit.

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Quick Facts

  • National Public Works Week is May 19-25. Public Works week aims to recognize the professionals who serve our community every day by managing and maintaining our facilities, roads, parks and open spaces, delivering public transit services, planting flowers and trees, ensuring community safety and much more.

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