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Delta seeks Snow Angels to shovel this winter

Municipal program asking residents to help clear driveways and sidewalks for elderly neighbours

Last winter, the Corporation of Delta initiated Snow Angels, a volunteer-based program where people who need their sidewalks and driveways shovelled are matched with people who enjoy helping out their neighbours.

It is a non-emergency service available for Delta residents 65 years and older or those who have physical limitations and don't have others in their household who are able to assist.

The Snow Angels program is a partnership between the Corporation of Delta and the Kennedy and McKee seniors' recreation centres, which provide volunteer co-ordinators who maintain a database and match Snow Angels with clients.

Snow Angel volunteers are again being recruited in anticipation of snowfalls this winter.

Citizens who would like to volunteer, and have their own transportation and shovel, are asked to contact Delta's volunteer co-ordinator or download and submit a volunteer application form from the Corporation of Delta website. Applications can also be picked up at McKee, Kennedy or any other recreation centre in Delta.

Volunteers will be required to obtain a criminal record check through the Delta police department before beginning service; this process is free and quick.

People who would like to access the services of a Snow Angel should contact the seniors' recreation centre in their area of Delta as soon as possible to ensure inclusion in the program before the snow falls.

The Snow Angels service applies only to single-family homes, as apartments and townhouse snow clearing is the responsibility of the landlord or strata council.

McKee Seniors' Recreation Centre is located at 5155 47 Ave., Ladner, and serves all of South Delta for this program. Its phone number is 6049406712.

Delta's volunteer co-ordinator can be contacted at [email protected] or by phone at 6049463288. Volunteer application forms can be accessed at http: // html.