City encouraging residents to be Snow Angels

By Angela Brown
January 12, 2018 - 5:00pm

Have a little extra time on your hands? Why not pick up a shovel and clear the snow off a neighbour's walkway.

The City of North Battleford is once again honouring residents who show their goodwill by volunteering to help their neighbours.

The Snow Angel program started about five years ago and is still going strong.

"If a resident has some help with snow clearing from a neighbour, they can let us know," said Susanne Abe, the city's communications coordinator, who also manages the Snow Angel Program. "All they have to do is send us the name of the person that helped, and the address, and they can nominate this person as a Snow Angel."

People can email the information, send it by mail or drop it off as a letter to City Hall.

"It's important because it promotes being a good neighbour, and to look out for each other as neighbours," Abe said. "It encourages neighbours to help others... especially elderly residents, or anyone who has health or mobility restrictions, or simply if the neighbour is on vacation.”   

Each month, individuals who were nominated as Snow Angels will have their names entered in the city's draw to win a $50 Visa card.

Abe said usually during the winter the city has about 50 people nominated as Snow Angels in total, depending on the amount of snowfall.

The Snow Angel Program starts with the first snow fall and wraps up sometime around April.


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