Past Events

   2015 Fall Operator Workshop


The Saskatchewan Public Works Association is excited to bring you our Fall Operator Workshop: 'Standard Operating Procedures, Contingency Plans & Emergency Planning Workshop' being held on October 2, 2015 at the Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon, SK.  Take advantage of a one stop day of education and networking opportunities!   

Presentation Information

'Standard Operating Procedures, Contingency Plans & Emergency Planning Workshop' 

This 0.6 CEU workshop is being hosted by  ATAP Infrastructure Management Ltd. It is designed to assist plant operators in developing their own standard operating procedures for routine maintenance and operation of water and wastewater treatment plant equipment.  The importance of developing a preventative maintenance schedule and documentation for succession planning will be highlighted.  The difference between Standard Operating Procedures, Contingency Plans and Emergency Planning will be explored and templates for basic plans will be provided. Contingency Planning for critical events such as electrical outages, process upsets and source water upsets are discussed in detail.

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   2015 SPWA Equipment Expo & Golf Tournament


The Saskatchewan Public Works Association (SPWA) is hosting our Equipment Expo & Golf Tournament on Friday, July 24, 2015 in Moose Jaw, SK.

Our Equipment Expo is being held from 8:30AM - 11:30AM at the City of Moose Jaw Public Works Yards, after which, lunch is supplied.

The SPWA Golf Tournament is hosted in the afternoon at the beautiful Hillcrest Golf Club starting at 1:00PM. Come and enjoy 18 holes of golf, a delicious supper, hole prizes, give-aways, and perhaps a few drinks with friends and suppliers.

Invited to attend these events are the over 800 communities, RMs, and First Nations, along with government and municipal decision-makers, municipal engineers, consultants, suppliers, and contractors. This is a great opportunity to network with your peers and other industry professionals.


Suppliers:
The SPWA is offering you the opportunity to give our province’s public works professionals a hands-on chance to view your equipment, host an on-site practical session, and speak with them regarding your equipment or service. The Equipment Expo will be held at the City of Moose Jaw Public Works Yard from 8:30AM – 11:30AM, followed by lunch. The City has generously allowed us to use their City Yards, for a spacious area with access to their stockpiles for demonstration purposes. We invite you to consider attending this event and showcasing your equipment. 


Sponsorship Opportunities

The SPWA also has sponsorship opportunities for you, centred around the golf tournament. In addition to the sponsorships listed below, your business would be recognized on our Chapter website, special recognition will be given during the supper, your company’s web link will be posted to our Chapter web page for one year, plus recognition will be posted in the Western Canada Public Works Roadrunner magazine. This is a great advertising opportunity to promote your company to the public works professionals from across the province, and western Canada.

Event sponsorships available include:

•Beer Cart - $750.00 (1 available) - your company will have the notoriety of sponsoring this roaming advertising, with signage, that is guaranteed to be seen by all attendees

•Hole in One Sponsor - $250.00 (2 available) - your signage is prominently displayed at your designated ‘Hole in One’. Your representative can present the prizes to any golfers achieving a Hole in One at your hole.

•Hole Sponsor - $200.00 (16 available) - your signage is prominently displayed on the greens beside your designated hole

•Prize donations (ex. Caps, jackets, shirts, bags, etc.)

To sponsor any of the above opportunities, display your equipment, or take part in the SPWA Golf Tournament, please remit the Registration Form in the downloads below, or contact the Chapter Administrator, Trina Miller.

To help locate the Hillcrest Golf Course click HERE

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   2016 Conference & PWville


You asked, and we listened.  Please find below the PDF versions on some of our educational, informative, presentations that the SPWA hosted during our 2016 Conference and PWville. 

  • Cross Connection Control Awareness (CEU'd) - Andrew Hickey - ATAP Infrastructure Management Ltd.

ATAP - CCC Awareness

  • The Internet of Things & Its Value to Communities, a Sask Perspective - James Sather - SaskTel

Sasktel Presentation

  • Ground Disturbance Best Practices and Legislation (CEU'd) -  Daryl Posehn - Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance

SCGA - Presentation

  • Generator & Cooling System Maintenance, CSA 282 Regulations - Darwin Jaworski - T&T Power Group

T&T Power Group Presentation

  • Regional Governance/Systems - Derrick Bellows - AE

AE - Regional Governance/Systems

  • BPWTP Production Issues (CEU'd) - Ryan Johnson - Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant
  • Building a Better Future, Calcium Chloride based stabilization for constructing & maintaining roads - Steven Plamondon - Tiger Calcium Services
  • Demistifying WSER - Wastewater Regulations (CEU'd) - Gordon Will - Associated Environmental Consultants Inc.

Demistifying WSER Presentation

  • Operator Certification Board Overview & Updates - Stephanie Houde - OCB

OCB Presentation

  • Membrane Filtration Workshop (0.6 CEU) - Andrew Hickey - ATAP Infrastructure Management Ltd.

ATAP - Membrane Workshop

  • Click, Listen, & Learn - Infrastructure Asset Management, More than just Managing Assets


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   Landfill & Recycling Workshop


Saskatchewan ranks highest, of any province in Canada, in the number of landfills. Last fall, it was reported that 73% of the landfills were found to be ‘non-compliant’ in 2014/15.

The Saskatchewan Public Works Association (SPWA), along with partners from the regulatory, recycling, municipal, and waste industries, have been brought together at our Fall ‘Landfill & Recycling Workshop'.

This workshop is designed to assist council, administration, and operations staff to learn more about matters such as landfill regulations and permitting, alternate waste streams and receivers.

Workshop Overview:

Click Here to view Don Howe's slideshow presentation on the Updated Landfill Regulations, information on Revised Permits, and the Ministry's expectations moving forward.

Donald Howe

Environmental Protection Officer - Ministry of Environment

Bus: (306) 787-8253
Cell: (306) 539-5778

Email: don.howe@gov.sk.ca

Click Here to view Colleen Yates' pdf presentation on: Advocating to the government in regards to the role & benefits of industry-driven stewardship programs in SK, Clarity and promotion/education of responsible recycling, Assisting with impending changes facing recycling, A ‘one-stop-shop’ for information on recycling options & services, Continued success of end-of-life product recycling, and Mentorship of new SK developed products.

Colleen Yates 

Saskatchewan Paint Coordinator, Product Care Association

Chair, Recycle Saskatchewan

Email: colleen@productcare.org 

Click Here to view Sheri Praski's slideshow presentation on: Who is SWRC? What is in the waste stream? And options for waste diversion.

Sheri Praski

Executive Director of the SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) 

Cell: (306) 227-8183

Email: sheripraski@baudoux.ca

Saskatchewan Public Works ~ Helping Saskatchewan Communities Help Themselves

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   2014 SPWA Equipment Demo Day and Inaugural Golf Tournament


Saskatchewan Public Works Association is proud to announce that we are hosting our Equipment Demo Day and Inaugural Golf Tournament taking place on August 22 and 23, 2014 in North Battleford, SK.

Our Equipment Demo Day is being held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Western Development Museum, and the City Public Works Yard, in North Battleford, SK.  We are excited to announce that Industrial Machine Inc. will be presenting their KM 8000T Trailer Mounted Asphalt Hot Box, KM 2-18X Infrared Asphalt Heater, and Road Hog Cold Planer to attendees.  A practical session, where the above equipment will perform patching on City streets, will also take place.

Pavement repair is a priority in all of our communities.  With the elevated cost of road maintenance, it has become increasingly important to maintain these roads within our limited budgets.  Communities are using smaller scale equipment aimed at re-use of asphalt, such as those being demonstrated by our presenter.

We can make our roadways more sustainable with proper care and maintenance, reducing the financial cost to taxpayers.  The timely investment in routine maintenance in roads can extend the usable pavement life and provide for a safer road surface.  Not only will the road last longer, but repairing a failed road is anywhere from 4 to 9 times more expensive than a routine maintenance program.  Attend to learn about the techniques to enhance your community’s pavement repair program.

Following this day full of education on pavement repair, we are getting together for some fun and networking for our inaugural SPWA Golf Tournament being held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the beautiful North Battleford Golf and Country Club.  Come and enjoy 18 holes of golf, a delicious steak supper, prizes, and perhaps a few drinks with friends.

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   National Public Works Week - May 17 - 23rd, 2015


National Public Works Week (NPWW) is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works.

Instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960, NPWW calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The Week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society-the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.

This years theme is: "Community Begins Here". There would be no community without the quality of life public works provides. There would be no community to police and protect, no public to lead or represent. Public works allows the world as we know it to be. This year's theme "Community Begins Here" speaks to the essential nature of Public Works services in support of everyday quality of life.



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The following Saskatchewan communities have chosen to publically recognize the importance of the contribution of public works to their daily lives by proclaiming National Public Works Week (May 17-23, 2015) in their communities:

The Province of Saskatchewan

The City of Prince Albert

The City of Melfort

The City of Meadow Lake

The Town of Moosomin

The City of North Battleford

The City of Moose Jaw

The City of Warman

The City of Regina

The City of Saskatoon

The City of Estevan




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   National Public Works Week - May 18-24, 2014


National Public Works Week (NPWW) is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works.

Instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960, NPWW calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The Week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society-the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.

This years theme "Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow" represents the classic idea of stewardship embodied by the profession of public works and the professionals that practice it. Focusing on the communities; "building" points out the day to day aspect of public works that is quality of life, while "planning" references the sustainable practices that ensure that quality of life for future generations.






CPWA Declares National Public Works Week May 18 to 24

“Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow”
OTTAWA, ON. – The Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA), an organization of over 2,000 public works professionals in Canada with active chapters in each province, will join municipalities and provinces throughout Canada in celebrating National Public Works Week, May 18-24, 2014, to honor public works professionals. Celebrated since its inception in 1960, the week draws attention to the important contributions of public works professionals to citizens’ daily lives, including the planning, building, managing, and operating the heart of our local communities – its infrastructure. “Public works professionals are often unsung heroes of society, and this week honors those who serve the public good everyday with dedication,” said CPWA President, Darwin Durnie.

As part of the celebration, CPWA annually recognizes the thousands of men and women in public works during the week of National Public Works Week (NPWW), to bring attention to those who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services. This year’s NPWW theme is: “Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow,” and will be included in local and regional events and activities. The local celebrations will include observances of many kinds, including public open houses, displays of public works equipment, tours of public works projects, programs for civic organizations, and media events, as well as a focus on educating about a career in public works. Municipal public works departments often hold career forums in local high schools, and set up displays and demonstrations for elementary schools, as part of the NPWW celebration in many communities.
 

Letter of Greetings from the Canadian Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Stephen J. Harper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently issued a Letter of Greetings in honor of the week that commends Canada’s vital infrastructure and services. In the letter, he noted that “...From our water supply to our transportation systems—we rely on the expertise and dedication of thousands of public works professionals. This week highlights the important role public works employees play in all parts of the country.”


Provincial Proclamations Recognize the Crucial Role of Public Works Contributions
NPWW celebrations, events and activities are also marked by resolutions and proclamations from other government leaders. As an integral part of CPWA’s National Public Works Week (NPWW), the provincial government proclamations help raise local awareness of the vitally important contributions of public works professionals and the crucial role that infrastructure, facilities and services play in the quality of life in our communities. This year, the proclamations enacted by provincial government leaders include: British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.


News Release from the Government of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Recognizes the Efforts of Public Works Professionals
Regina, SK, May 16, 2014 – The Government of Saskatchewan announced today the celebration of Public Works Week from May 18 to 24, 2014.

The declaration of Public Works Week provides the opportunity to educate the public about the importance of public infrastructure and services. This year’s theme, “Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow,” demonstrates the importance of planning for future growth and ensuring the province’s infrastructure is well supported into the future.

“On behalf of the province, I would like to thank our public works professionals for their dedication and expertise,” Minister of Central Services Nancy Heppner said. “I am pleased to celebrate the hardworking men and women who oversee our public infrastructure and ensure the critical services we depend on are running smoothly.”

Public Works Week is spearheaded by the Saskatchewan chapter of the Canadian Public Works Association. The chapter is made up of public works officials as well as companies and suppliers that support public works services. The Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canadian Public Works Association actively promotes professional excellence and public awareness through educational workshops, its annual conference and the involvement of the many public works officials, workers and agencies throughout Saskatchewan.
“Our more than 28,000 members in the U.S. and Canada use this week to educate and inform the public about the importance of the contributions public works make to their daily lives and building quality of life,” President of the CPWA Saskatchewan Chapter George Jakeman said. “‘Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow’ represents the classic idea of stewardship embodied by the profession of public works and the professionals that practice it.”

This year marks the 54th celebration of Public Works Week. The week has become an annual event, celebrated during the third full week of May each year, and serves as an opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of public works professionals and their contributions to the province.

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The following Saskatchewan communities have chosen to publically recognize the importance of the contribution of public works to their daily lives by proclaiming National Public Works Week (May 18-24, 2014) in their communities:

The Province of Saskatchewan

The City of Prince Albert

The City of Saskatoon

The City of Regina

The Town of Nipawin

The City of North Battleford

The City of Estevan

 
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