Snow Buster Stories
December 19, 2012
Ah! The snow brings out the nicest snow busters! Every snowfall finds Don out with a trusty snow shovel, removing snow from our driveway as well as for several other residents living near us here in Central Park. It is an inspiration to see how he enjoys doing this for others. We appreciate Don's kindness and wish him a very Merry Christmas!
January 7, 2013
I would like to nominate my next-door neighbour, Mr. M, for the snow buster award. Mr. M is in his eighties, soft-spoken, respectful and very humble. He is a loving father and grandfather because family is so important to him. In mid-December, I was diagnosed with a serious illness that affects my balance and is causing a number of physical limitations. Without being asked, Mr. M has taken on the task of cleaning my driveway after every snowfall, morning and evening. He says he enjoys doing it and it gives him something to do! To him, it is a small task. To me, it is a great relief. I sincerely appreciate his kindness and would be thrilled if he is selected.
January 8, 2013
My neighbor has shoveled our driveway a few times now, with this heavy snow fall it has been such a great help to us. We appreciate his kindness and would like to nominate him. We don't know him very well and it is nice when a neighbor goes out of their way to help you out.
January 8, 2013
For more years than I can recall our neighbour has been looking after not only his own sidewalk, but at least 2 others on his block. He has in fact, carried his shovel from his place near Abbott to shovel for someone who lived at the Richter end of Christleton. That doesn't sound like much I know, but how many people would actually walk a block and a half to shovel someone elses' walks (daily)? Usually he will have all the snow cleared by 9am, and will frequently shovel more than once a day. Still doesn't sound like much?...He's over 80, makes it a big deal to me.
January 8, 2013
After a recent dump of snow, I was returning from work cringing at the idea of having to shovel my driveway since I had just injured my back at work - I could barely move due to the tightness and pain. When I rounded the corner to my house I was suddenly surprised at the lack of snow in my driveway and parking spot in front of our house. My neighbour from across the street, Len, had removed all of the snow that I would otherwise have to. Not only did he plow all of my snow, he did the same for the neighbour beside me! His gesture is appreciated and he deserves to be recognized.
January 9, 2013
It never ceases to amaze me... After a snowfall when I get up in the morning and look out my window Dale has already cleaned the snow off my long driveway. It's such a treat and Dale is a great neighbour.
January 9, 2013
My other neighbour, his name is also Dale, is a "gem" of a guy. Whenever he's in town and the snow hits, wet or dry, Dale is out there shovelling both his and my driveway. Thank you Dale... much appreciated.
January 11, 2013
Just want to express my gratitude to all those men/women who wake up early to take care of Arbutus Court and surrounding area, roads/sidewalks. To the sanders and plows, mechanics and dispatchers. I know you are on shift work and on call. Early to bed and early to rise.
We do apprecite what you are doing even if we do not know you by name.
January 15, 2013
On any morning when there has been a snowfall - even a minor event - our neighbour is out taking care of his neighbours sidewalks. He shovels the front sidewalk and then continues west to the corner of Rowcliffe Ave and Marshall St, and then goes north along the west side of Marshall St almost to Buckland Ave. He is out there early and I suspect that most people don't even know who is responsible. He does this unasked and unacknowledged and he should be recognized for his generosity of spirit in service to his neighbours.
January 29, 2013
I have what I like to call Snow Fairies in my neighbourhood. My snow fairies are called John, Larry, Peter and Dave. Sometimes they work together and sometimes alone but they are consistently out helping their neighbours with snow clearing. What wonderful friends we have on our street. It's nice to know that they are there and just a phone call away. Thank you!
February 2, 2013
Karen & David are often out shoveling driveways for their neighbours, including me! It's so nice to have such considerate people living just down the street. I've seen them out with other neighbours - Larry, Peter & John. I call them the Snow Fairies! Thank you!
February 6, 2013
Whenever it snows and no matter how late Darcy works he comes home jumps on his quad (its equipped with a blade) and clears our driveway and any other neighbours driveway who has not cleared theirs yet. Always happy to help and never asks for recompense. He is a great guy who makes our neighbourhood a much friendlier place for all.
February 21, 2013
Don is a faithful snow buster in Central Park. Each time it has snowed, and that hasn't been extreme this winter, Don is out there with his trusty shovel removing snow of several driveways around me. Someone announced that we are going to have more snow, yet. I know our driveways will be cleared. Kudos to Don and all those dear folks who do likewise. Such attitudes make for a wonderful world.