Oct
09
2018
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News

Municipality encourages residents to become Snow Angels this winter

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Winter is coming, and the Municipality is looking for dedicated, outgoing and caring community members to become Snow Angels. Snow Angels volunteer to shovel the personal walkways and driveways of senior’s homes in the community. 

“We live in an isolated, northern community and the more support we have from each other, the warmer our community will be,” said Steve Andrejiw, Social Program Advisor with Neighbourhood and Community Development. “The Snow Angel Program provides a helping hand to the most vulnerable seniors in our region and without the program, many of these seniors would need to leave their homes.”

Seniors 65 or older who lack family, friends and resources may register to have their walkways and driveways shoveled by a volunteer Snow Angel. Priority is given to seniors with less social support and resources.

Shovels and ice scrapers are donated by the RMWB and delivered to volunteers by Municipal staff.

The Snow Angel Program began as a pilot project in 2009 with 9 homes. Now in its ninth year, the Snow Angel Program has grown to over 100 homes. In the past, volunteers have been individuals, community groups, businesses, sports teams, church groups and families. 

To volunteer as a Snow Angel or submit a service request, visit rmwb.ca/snowangels

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