After a two-year delay due to the pandemic, the City of Lethbridge Public Operations department in partnership with the Lethbridge Public Library are excited to see the return of the Big Truck Petting Zoo as a kickoff to Public Works Week.
On Saturday, May 14, the Lethbridge Public Library Crossings Branch parking lot will be taken over by some of the City's largest vehicles and equipment.
"The Big Truck Petting Zoo provides an opportunity to climb aboard and take pictures with some of the largest vehicles in the City's fleet," says Joel Sanchez, Director of Infrastructure Services. "We look forward to everyone having a chance to interact up close with the equipment that is used by our Pubic Operations department in their daily work."
Also on display will be a fire truck from the Lethbridge Fire Department, several vehicles from the Lethbridge Police Service, and the Bookmobile from the Library.
"We are so excited to again partner with the City of Lethbridge to bring this event to Library visitors," says Sarah Head, Lethbridge Public Library Branch Services Manager. "We had so much positive feedback after our 2019 event we knew we had to bring the trucks back to the Crossings Branch. The Big Truck Petting Zoo not only allows us to showcase all the cool equipment kids see in books, on TV, and in their daily lives, but also gives them the opportunity to meet and learn from the real-life operators of these vehicles."
This year there will be no horn honking or sirens allowed, only lights will be turned on from the participating emergency vehicles.
The event will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crossings Branch north parking lot, 255 Britannia Boulevard West. Public Works Weeks runs May 15 – 21.
Representatives from the City of Lethbridge and Lethbridge Public Library will be available for media interviews at The Crossings Branch between 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.
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