OHMPA promoting their Great Roads Contest
August 28, 2013, Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hot Mix Producers
Association (OHMPA) is calling on drivers across the province to send in
photos of their favourite Ontario roads as a part of its ‘Great Roads
August 28, 2013, Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) is calling on drivers across the province to send in original
photos of their favourite Ontario roads as a part of its ‘Great Roads Contest’. Anyone who submits a photo will be
entered into a draw for an iPad Mini which will take place at OHMPA’s annual Fall Asphalt Seminar on Wednesday,
December 11, 2013 in Woodbridge.
“We want to celebrate the simple fact that Ontario rides on great roads and enjoys the smoothest, most economical
and greenest roads in the country,” says Doug Duke, OHMPA Executive Director. “Of course, a picture is worth a
thousand words. So we are asking people to share pictures and stories of their favourite Ontario roads as a part of
OHMPA’s ‘Great Roads Contest.’”
With the Labour Day weekend approaching, Ontarians will be hitting the province’s 200,000 kilometres of asphalt
roads renowned as some of the smoothest and most scenic in North America.
“Beyond just being an appealing contour of black velvety ribbon winding to the horizon, much work and research
goes into building roads that are safe and that last,” says Mr. Duke. “The key to a long-lasting, smooth road is to build
with the best quality materials to suit the climate, traffic load and geography of the location. Those are the things we
investigate and promote at OHMPA on an ongoing basis.”
Entering OHMPA’s ‘Great Roads Contest’ is as easy as snapping a photo and tweeting it to @OHMPA using the
#ONGreatRoads hashtag or posting it to Facebook at www.facebook.com/OntarioHotMix. All entries should be of an
open road and not a construction site. The contest is open to both members and non-members of OHMPA and
people of all ages are encouraged to enter. Aside from the iPad Mini, the winning entry will also be featured in the
winter 2014 edition of Asphaltopics, OHMPA’s asphalt industry magazine.