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Snow Angels flock to Municipality for 10th year

IMAGE. Supplied the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

The return of winter means the return of the Municipality’s Snow Angels volunteer program.

The RMWB is on the lookout for ready, able, and caring community members to volunteer and shovel the walkways and driveways of Wood Buffalo’s senior citizens.

Social Program Advisor with Neighbourhood and Community Development, Melissa Williams said Snow Angels have a profound impact.

“It may seem like a small thing, but it has a huge impact on our senior population. Helping out by shovelling a senior’s driveway means they can more safely get out of the house, are less isolated, and feel more valued in our community.”

As part of their routine, Snow Angels receive donated shovels and ice scrapers from Municipal staff.

The program took flight in 2009 with the Municipality and the Fort McMurray Public School Division.

Students from Dr K. A. Clark and Fort McMurray Composite High School serviced nine homes in the downtown area.

Since then, Snow Angels grew to service over 100 homes.

Over the years, individuals, families, community and church groups, schools, businesses, and sports clubs filled the Snow Angel ranks.

Submit a request or volunteer to become a Snow Angel on the Municipality’s website.