Golden celebrates local government

Local Government Awareness Week is coming up, and the Town of Golden has planned a few activities to get the community involved.

Local Government Awareness Week is coming up from May 19 to 25, and the Town of Golden has planned a few activities to get the community involved in what they do.

The week is a combination of Local Government Awareness Week, National Public Works Week, and BC Water and Waste Association Drinking Water Week.

Town staff will be attending primary and elementary schools for presentations on water conservation, general town operations, and at-home fire safety.

“On one of the afternoons, public works and the fire departments will be displaying equipment at Alexander Park Elementary School to provide the opportunity to come out and sit in some of the equipment and talk to the operators about what they in their jobs,” said Chris Cochran, manager of operations for the Town of Golden.

The Town will also be hosting a drinking water themed colouring contest. Starting May 15, colouring sheets will be available at Town Hall (810 9th Ave. S.), and kids will have until May 31 to hand in their coloured sheets.

There will be two prizes awarded for best colouring, and two random prize draws for a 10-pass card to the Golden Municipal Swimming Pool.