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Nov 27, 2014

My next door neighbour cleared my driveway, without my knowledge. Took me some time to track here down. This is after we had a 10" snowfall. It would have taken me hours. This is the first time this has happen to me. We just moved here from Vancouver. What a nice gesture. Unbelievable.


Dec 8, 2014

M is always out as soon as the snow falls on Leon Avenue he ensures the sidewalks in front of numerous apartment buildings is cleared and safe usually before anyone even has set foot on them yet! It must be a note there are many not so sure footed seniors in the area and this makes a huge difference in them getting out for there daily walks! Kudos M!


January 5, 2015

My daughter (13yrs old) absolutely LOVES to shovel snow, she is the first to say as soon as the snow starts falling, "Mom, can I go shovel the neighbourhood driveways!" We have several seniors in our park that can use the help but she will do those and any others that need clearing with an unfailing smile on her face. It's a joy to spend every day with her and I'm very happy to nominate her!


January 5, 2015

My son C helped me clear out 3 bus stops on C Road, the new crosswalk, the sidewalk from our house to the corner, and the neighbour's driveway for 3 hours tonight! Not one complaint. He is 15 and I am so proud of the young man he is becoming!

 


January 6, 2015

My nominees are my parents. Whenever there is a snowfall they are out at 6 in the morning shovelling most of the driveways on their block. They never ask for anything in return, they just want to help out their neighbours. During yesterday's snowstorm they spent close to 8 hours keeping the driveways clear! This is not out of the ordinary for them as they regularly help their neighbours whether it is shovelling, raking, weeding or cutting grass. The T Road neighbourhood is so lucky to have them!


January 6, 2015

After the huge snowfall, an elderly woman in our neighbourhood with a very large driveway was concerned that she couldn't get her car out. B & her 3 kids went out and shovelled all of it. It took quite a while but they got it done and the woman was so thankful and relieved that she had her freedom back! Thanks to the G's for all the hard work.

 


January 6, 2015

After the snowfall this past Monday C offered the use of his snowblower either used by himself or the neighbour to clear multiple driveways in our cul de sac multiple times during the day as well as loading it up and going to clear his mother in-laws drive. He also helped push out 7 vehicles (including a delivery van) that got stuck in the snow driving through.


January 6, 2015

In th last 2 days, I has been guiding the snow truck to place the snow on his property,so that it is out of the way of others parking areas. He has cleared a pathway to the mailboxes so that mail could be dropped off. He has cleared the heavy row at the bottom of several neighbours' driveways who find it difficult to get out there and do it. This is typical of I who has also donated his time in his profession as well as with non-profit organizations. He is one special guy!!!


January 6, 2015

My neighbours have been wonderful. I have a bad back and an injured arm and they not only have dug me out but H gave me a ride to and from work in order to give her husband time to do my snow removal. And I live out in Rutland and work downtown. This is not a five-minute drive!

 


January 6, 2015

My snow fairy is out again this winter but he's not just my snow fairy. He's out shovelling lots of different neighbour's driveways even after clearing his own big driveway. After about 2 inches of snow he said to me, "isn't is pretty?". His impression was the same when the next day we got another 12 plus inches. His glass is half full for sure. I am sure thankful for his help and friendship. Thank you, P!

 


January 6, 2015

J is the best neighbour. Sharing the harvest from his garden in the summer. Chatting over the fence or in the driveway. Picking up newspapers when I'm away. Visting at Christmas with other neighbours. He also helps to shovel my driveway. This year his grandsons were visiting from the lower mainland and from Atlanta, Georgia. They were out with J shovelling his driveway and mine. J's son was helping too. The kids thought it was fun and were happing to help the neighbours. Thank you to J and his family!

 


January 6, 2015

B will always lend a helping hand to our neighbours whether he knows them or not. Last night, January 5, 2015 he was busy until well past 10 pm removing snow from neighbours' driveways and walkways with his quad that has a blade. He was also using the winch on his quad to assist people on our street that were stuck. All the neighbours that know B came over to thank him and all the neighbours that we don't know came over to introduce themselves, and thank him. What a great way to keep up healthy relationships in the neighbourhood. :)

 


January 16, 2015

Mr T has cleared the sidewalk for us just below where he resides. He has cleared it a couple of times using his bobcat. And would like to thank him.


January 19, 2015

L has a business out of her home and gets up early to clear her walks. But she also goes to at least one of her neighbours each time and shovels their walk also. When we had the "big snow" this January, she twice helped me do my driveway, a double wide, and sidewalk. I suffer from bad arthritis, but try to keep my walks clear, without her help especially that week, I would not have been able to clear the driveway. This also has been an ongoing event in previous years snows. What a great neighbour!


January 16, 2015

January 5th record snowfall ... our entire neighbourhood has one entrance/exit and we were all snowbound. Unless you had a 4x4 you weren't going anywhere. A huge UPS truck barely made it in & out of our area and a 1 ton cube truck had to turn back too. The snow was deep! L managed to get to his farm in the Mission and somehow pulled his trailer down our street with a small tractor loaded on the back. He had cleared snow all day at their family farm and now proceeded to clear every single cul-de-sac street that makes up our neighbourhood! He worked by himself until well after 11 pm that night. I don't think many realize it was him who was the doing all this himself. If it wasn't for him most of us would have had 2 snow days from work. We have many seniors in the area and one had surgery planned for the 6th so she was able to get out easily. L worked from 8 to 11pm clearing all of our streets. The bottle of wine from us is not nearly enough thanks for what he quietly did for so many people that night. He deserves to be recognized for this fabulous act of kindness. He came through for all uf us !

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