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Tuesday April 8th, 2014

Posted at 10:00am

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Now that the snow shovels are away for the season for good, the City’s Snow Angels program is celebrating much success.

They say that approximately 98 volunteers signed up for the program this year. In addition, many of those volunteers agreed to take on multiple addresses resulting in more than 189 residents receiving assistance. In total, Snow Angels contributed more than 1,000 volunteer hours, in what was the snowiest winter on record.

City administration sates that much of this year’s success can be attributed to City Council’s decision to allocate $25,000 for the program from Windsor’s snow removal budget. The funding was used to hire a temporary employee to oversee the program, as well as pay for volunteers’ police clearances and offer incentives for volunteers to join the program.

All registered volunteers were entered into a draw to win a free iPad or one of five full-year passes to Windsor’s new Adventure Bay Family Water Park Presented by WFCU.

Monday night the city congratulated and recognized the Koekstats who signed up as a family and won the the iPad Air. As well, Jeff Gage, Shi Kui Wu, Eliot Sharpe, Aaron Sanders and one of the angels who chose to remain anonymous won full-year passes to Adventure Bay.

All volunteers received Tim Horton’s cards as tokens of appreciation.

The city plans to run the program again next winter.

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