Snow Angels

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Thank you to everyone who participated and lent a hand to their neighbours this winter season. Our Snow Angels program was a great success and we were so pleased to see our community come together. We look forward to launching the program again next winter and hope you continue to help one another no matter the season

Thank you to everyone who participated and lent a hand to their neighbours this winter season. Our Snow Angels program was a great success and we were so pleased to see our community come together. We look forward to launching the program again next winter and hope you continue to help one another no matter the season

We want to document all of the awesomness happening in town. Share a photo or simply tell us your story. Big or small - we want to hear it. 

Thank you for your submission!

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  • 3 Negatives =1 Positive!

    by nikisdayhome, 9 months ago

    It was Monday Dec. 31st when we received the call. Our 17 yr. old daughter had been in a car accident and she said although everyone seemed O.K., it was really bad! Although my husband had been sick in bed, I asked him to go meet her as I knew he'd be calm but I'd be an emotional basket case! Sure enough, the car was written off but all involved seemed o.k. The next day, New Years, my husband was going right down hill and had no energy to move out of bed. A friend very generously brought by a... Continue reading

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  • My Special Neighbours!

    by PattyHofland, 9 months ago

    I would like to commend both of my neighbours who live on either side of me. My name is Patty and I am the widow of Innisfil's Fallen Fire Fighter...Craig Hofland who died in the Line of Duty on August 3rd, 2012. During my husband's fight with cancer, my neighbours - Todd Sweeney and John Chiarotto would clear the snow in the winter and cut the grass in the summer. To this day, they still continue to help me out during these seasons. I wouldn't be able to accomplish these chores without them. I am very grateful for their friendship... Continue reading

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  • Gem of an Angel

    by Shirley Kennedy, 9 months ago

    Our neighbour just down the street, Morgan, deserves to be declared a snow angel as my husband and I have watched him clearing anyone's driveway who might need help for as long as he has lived in his current house. In fact, he could be declared a year round angel as he also cuts the grass of his elderly neighbours all summer long as well. This snow removal and grass cutting occurs even after having orthopedic surgery. He defies age and physical abilities.

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  • Greatful

    by Selbudaiwi, 9 months ago

    I’m currently on maternity leave and Home with 2.5 and 6 month old boys.  During the first snowfall my son noticed our driveway was shoveled and we were so greatful but didn’t know who to thank as we didn’t know who did it! The second big snowfall happened and we heard a snowblower so we went out to see and noticed our neighbour cleaning off our driveway BUT also did another neighbours .. that other neighbour was interested in possibly purchasing a snowblower after seeing his so he was taking the time out of his work day to not only... Continue reading

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  • Such a good neighbour!

    by ProudNana, 9 months ago

    Our neighbour Kevin is our Snow Angel. Whenever there is a snowstorm and we are away from home, he shovels our driveway so the house has the appearance of someone being home. Many times we have come home from a trip to find our driveway freshly cleared. It is great to have such a caring neighbour in our neighbourhood. Thanks Kevin! We really appreciate what you do.

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  • Couldn't be more proud

    by Sue, 9 months ago

    My snow angel is my son, Chris Jennings.  Last year my mom was really sick and we had many appointments at all hours at hospitals and doctors offices in Newmarket.  He would come over, even for the 5:00 a.m. appointments and ensure that not only was the snow cleared, but would also help me get my mom into the car and load the wheelchair.  I could not have managed without him.  He did this all out of the goodness of his own heart, without being asked.  He continues this today, coming over and shovelling the driveway, and checking in to... Continue reading

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  • ANGELS REALLY DO EXIST!

    by chatty, 9 months ago

    i know that for a fact because I have had a snow angel here on Glenn Ave for forty years or so.   My neighbours Wayne and Peggy Ayres live across the street from me.   They are the kind of people we all dream of having for neighbours with their friendly hello's and little chats.    They make sure that those around them know they can count on them for help with anything.

    Wayne will always be out cleaning up my driveway no matter what the weather is like and I have never had to worry about being stuck... Continue reading

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  • MY SPECIAL SNOW ANGEL

    by Maggie Buck, 9 months ago

    What would I do without her? She lives 2 doors down from me in Sandycove Acres where I have lived for 7 years. A few years ago, after a heavy snowfall I went out to clear my driveway. Guess what? It had already been done by my neighbour, who I had never really met, other than to say "HI". She would not accept payment at that time (although I have now convinced her to do so by pointing out that I would have to pay someone else to do it). She also makes sure to check other driveways on the... Continue reading

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  • Cookstown Snow Angel!

    by CourtneyH, 9 months ago

    Chris Hoffe is my husband, and such an amazing, hard worker and father of 4. He always takes time out of his day to make sure the neighbours on Wellington st have a shovelled driveway when they get home from work,  and will often go around other streets to help. Chris doesn't expect anything in return, he does it out of pure goodness, and i think recognizing him as a strong part of our community would make him so appreciated! 

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  • The Nicest Neighbours

    by Steven Robertson, 9 months ago

    My story is about two of the nicest neighbours a man could ask for. Steve and Mary-Ellen always make an effort to be friendly and kind - never hesitating to lend a hand or even tools if ever needed. I want them to know that I am thankful to have them as my neighbours and their kindness doesn't go unnoticed!

    Everytime there has been a snow storm over the countless years we have been neighbours, Steve has always made the effort to come across the road and make sure our driveway was ploughed too.

    So grateful to have the nicest... Continue reading

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