The annual Côte Saint-Luc Public Works Week Carnival took place on May 22 and hundreds turned out to this event which combines education and a whole lot of fun.  Also known as Eco-Action Day, booths were set up for young and older to learn about the environment while the Public Works fleet of shiny white vehicles was on display. 

Councillors Dida Berku, Glenn J. Nashen, Allan Levine and Steven Erdelyi aboard a vintage carriage on display at Public Works Day 2011 with mascots from the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Councillor Mike Cohen and I even pitched in by shovelling some compost material into one of the many yellow bags being given out to the public.  

A donation to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation gave kids access to real vehicles, inflatable games, face painting/tattoos, flower planting, arts and crafts, fun and games.

Councillor Mike Cohen shovels the... compost as Glenn J. Nashen fills the bag

There were balloons, TCBY. hot dogs, cotton candy and snow-cones, face painting and tattoos, flower planting, arts and crafts, demonstrations and Eco-Action Day. Everyone on hand got to learn more about recycling and organic waste collection and received free garden compost.  Used bikes were accepted on behalf of SOS Vélo. (With reporting by Cllr. Mike Cohen.  Photos by Bebe Newman.).