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City seeking snow angel volunteers this winter

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 11:37 PDT, Fri October 30, 2020

Winter is almost here and the City of Richmond is looking for volunteers to become snow angels to help clear snow and ice from around the homes of residents that are elderly, ill or have mobility concerns. Families and local businesses are also encouraged to volunteer. 

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s expected the need to help qualified community members will be even higher this year,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Snow angel volunteers not only provide an important service, but they also ensure that Richmond’s community remains strong, safe and vibrant.”

This volunteer-driven program is dependent on resources, severity of the storm and the priority needs of callers. An accumulation of three or more centimetres of snow is needed to activate the program. Although assistance is not guaranteed, participating volunteers will make every effort to help all qualified residents.

To learn more about being a snow angels volunteer or to register, visit, call 604-247-4453 or e-mail Volunteers can select the geographic community they wish to serve, including their own neighbourhood, or choose to provide help city-wide.

In order to better serve the community during adverse weather, the city is requesting all residents in need of a snow angel to register for assistance by Dec. 1. All residents who register after this date will be added to a waitlist. If you are a resident in need of the snow angel program, contact the program co-ordinator at 604-247-4453 for assistance.

For more information on other snow removal services, to volunteer as a snow angel and for other winter preparedness information, visit

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