News from Kamloops

November 28, 2012

Snow Angels Program returns to Kamloops

Kamloops, B.C. - Snow Angels are back and ready to go after a successful 2011 season assisting seniors (60+) and individuals with mobility challenges with snow removal from their driveways and sidewalks. Last year, the Seniors Outreach Society Snow Angel volunteers assisted more than 70 seniors in Kamloops with snow removal services.

The program goal is to support seniors to live in their homes for as long and independently as possible. The Snow Angel program is headed by the Seniors Outreach Society (SOS) and works closely with the City of Kamloops for volunteer recruitment. Currently, most volunteers are City employees, but SOS wants to challenge the community to get involved and support this program.

Last year, a number of Westsyde and North Shore neighbourhood residents were unable to access the program due to lack of volunteer support in these areas. SOS is asking for Kamloops residents in these areas to help fill this gap.

To become a volunteer, please contact Harjeet Dhaliwal, Volunteer Coordinator at 250-828-0600 or info@kamseniorsoutreach.ca. Volunteers will be matched with seniors who live in the same area. If volunteers are willing to go out of their area to assist seniors, please let the coordinator know and it will be accommodated.

The dedication and effort of Snow Angel volunteers is appreciated and recognized. By volunteering for the Snow Angels program, you make a big difference in the lives of seniors and help in Making Kamloops Shine!

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Media Contact:
Ben Chobater, Community Development Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3582
bchobater@kamloops.ca