APWA Winter Maintenance Supervisors Workshops


Dates and Time

Burnaby – Wednesday October 9, 2019
Sparwood/Fernie – Thursday October 10, 2019
9am – 4pm


City of Burnaby: Shadbold Centre

Sparwood/Fernie: To be confirmed


This course provides a well-rounded overview of all aspects of snow and ice control for individuals charged with supervising their winter maintenance operations. The curriculum is developed by the American Public Works Association and is delivered by experienced Public Works professionals from Canada and the US.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Expand knowledge of planning and preparation
  • Increase understanding of winter weather and how it affects operations
  • Identify how to better use traditional and alternative chemicals
  • Consider what equipment is available and how to maintain it
  • Expand understanding of snow & ice control techniques
  • Appreciate the environmental impacts of winter maintenance policies

Who should attend?

  • Supervisors with winter maintenance responsibilities
  • Operators who aspire to be supervisors
  • Operators who want a greater understanding of winter maintenance processes


  • Mark DeVries, Vaisala
  • Bret Hodne, Public Work Director, City of West Des Moines
  • John Scharffbillig, Director of Fleet Services, City of Minneapolis
  • Lee Perkins, Transportation Operations Manager City of Lethbridge
  • Wilf Nixon, Vice President, Salt Institute

Cost: $349 plus GST includes morning coffee & lunch


Burnaby: https://events.eply.com/2019WMSBurnaby

Sparwood/Fernie: https://events.eply.com/2019WMSSparwood

Cancellation Policy:

Registration for this course can be transferred to another individual at any time. Cancellations are permitted until October 1st and will be subject to a $50 fee. No refunds are available after this date.