Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer

Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer

Wetaskiwin’s newest street sweeper gets a name

The City recently hosted a naming contest online for their new Public Works street sweeper.

The City of Wetaskiwin recently hosted an online naming contest to determine a name for the City’s new Public Works street sweeper.

Nearly 150 unique entries were submitted throughout the duration of the contest and the City thanks everyone who participated and shared their creative name suggestions.

A panel comprised of City of Wetaskiwin staff chose the winner, and the name coming out on top with the most votes was ‘Sweep Caroline’ submitted by Wetaskiwin local Joshua Chamberlain.

“We were very excited to see the community get involved and bring forward so many clever name options,” said General Manager of Municipal Services Kathy Lewin. “The new sweeper has a larger holding capacity so less time will be spent dumping, increasing the sweeper’s efficiency.”

The new sweeper is expected to arrive sometime between September 2021 and March 2022.

When the sweeper arrives, as the winner of the naming contest Chamberlain will have his photo taken with the sweeper and the street he lives on will be the first on the list for being cleaned during residential sweeping next spring. Chamberlain will also receive a $50 gift card to a local business of his choice as well as a vanity license plate with the winning sweeper name.

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