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Hats Off to our 2020 Saint John Snow Angels and their Nominators

25-Feb-2020

Thirty-two Saint John residents are finding a surprise in their mailbox this month. For the second year in a row, the City of Saint John held its Snow Angel campaign, calling for nominations of residents who go the extra mile to help fellow Saint Johners through the trials of winter. Nominees receive a Saint John Snow Angel toque along with a thank you letter from the City and their nominators, signed by Mayor Don Darling and City Manager John Collin.

“Winter can present additional challenges for citizens, be it physically, mentally, financially or otherwise,” says Mayor Darling. “The Saint John Snow Angel campaign is a small way to recognize citizens who make those extra efforts to care for others. That’s what Saint Johners are known for; it’s what we do for one another.”

The City received nominations from family, friends and neighbours highlighting the exceptional efforts of their nominees. The stories were truly amazing. Among many of them, we heard that Snow Angels across the City have been busy clearing neighbours’ driveways, steps, cars, catch basins and bus stops for children; picking up groceries; delivering warm hats and mittens to those in need; and escorting walkers safely home.

This year, Mayor Darling paid a visit to a special Snow Angel, Mr. Ed Driscoll, to thank him and deliver his toque and letter in person. Ed has not allowed his cancer diagnosis to keep him from helping his neighbours this winter. He proudly wears his Snow Angel toque when he receives treatment at the Saint John Regional Hospital, and even came across another Snow Angel while there! 

Since the campaign began last year, the City has recognized 103 Saint John Snow Angels. 

Once again, Saint John Common Council and the City of Saint John wish to extend their appreciation to this year’s Saint John Snow Angels and their nominators. 

 

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