Program invites nominations for Snow Buddies

If you had some help in shovelling the white stuff from a neighbour this winter, why not nominate them as a Snow Buddy...

The snow may have melted all over town, but if you had some help in shovelling the white stuff from a neighbour this winter, why not nominate them as a Snow Buddy.

The Seniors Information and Resource Bureau (SIRB) is now accepting nominations for Snow Buddies, the goodwill snow-removal program for 2012/13, encouraging anyone who receives snow removal assistance to nominate that individual as a Snow Buddy.

“Thank you to Mayor Sawatzky and Vernon City Council for sponsoring this program again and making it possible for those receiving snow shovelling service as a gesture of neighborliness an opportunity to show their appreciation by nominating a Snow Buddy,” said Dayle Drury, manager of SIRB.

A letter, fax or e-mai explaining why you would like to nominate your neighbour as a Snow Buddy will automatically make the nominee eligible for one of five $100 cash prizes.

“We are encouraging residents to lend a helping and to the many seniors and those with disabilities who are in need of someone to keep their driveways and sidewalks free of snow and ice,” said Drury. “Being a Snow Buddy is a neighbourly thing to do, and this is a great opportunity for residents to show appreciation for those who are volunteering their time and lending a hand.”

Nominations can be sent to SIRB, #005, 3402-27th Ave., Vernon, B.C., V1T 1S1, attention Snow Buddy program, or via e-mail to sirb@socialplanning.com