PHOTOS: Snow angels aplenty in Penticton

Doug Cox has been nominated as a snow angel after rescuing his stranded neighbour using his ATV plow and good old fashioned shovelling. (Chrissie Earl Clancy photo)Doug Cox has been nominated as a snow angel after rescuing his stranded neighbour using his ATV plow and good old fashioned shovelling. (Chrissie Earl Clancy photo)
This is one of Penticton’s snow angels. (city of Penticton Facebook)This is one of Penticton’s snow angels. (city of Penticton Facebook)
Good neighbour ‘Russ’ has been nominated for going out every morning last week and shovelling the walkway of this 12 unit complex. (Brenda McRae Philip)Good neighbour ‘Russ’ has been nominated for going out every morning last week and shovelling the walkway of this 12 unit complex. (Brenda McRae Philip)
The owners of this home put up a sign in the door thanking their snow angel for clearing the path to their doorway. (Monique Tamminga Western News)The owners of this home put up a sign in the door thanking their snow angel for clearing the path to their doorway. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

While it may feel like there is plenty of bad in the world right now, a look around in Penticton and how neighbours are helping out neighbours and stranded strangers speaks to the inherent good in humanity.

There have been plenty of snow angels in Penticton and the city wants to recognize them with a chance to win a $100 gift card.

Getting around town can be difficult, especially for seniors and people with limited mobility during major snow events. Luckily, there have been lots of people going out of their way to shovel sidewalks and driveways and pull vehicles out when they get stuck.

The city is asking residents to share a picture or information in the comments section of the City of Penticton Facebook page about your Snow Angel for a chance for them to win the $100 gift card. Contest runs until end of day Monday, Jan. 10.

So far the contest has shown there are many helping out during this winter weather.

Brenda McRae Philip wrote that “every day this week ‘Russ’ was out before 6 a.m. clearing a 12-unit driveway manually because the company hired to do it doesn’t come until the evenings and the seniors, families and single people needing to get to work, just can’t wait that long. He’s a true snow angel and great neighbour. He also goes all the way up the street on Wilson where sidewalks don’t get cleared and clears them so the seniors and everyone can safely walk to the plaza or wherever.”

Chrissie Earl Clancy posted a picture of her neighbour Doug Cox from Riddle Road who came to her rescue.

“I was completely stuck and stranded. I started to walk back to my house when I spotted Doug across the ravine on his ATV and managed to wave him down,” she wrote. “He came and plowed and shovelled me out and I was on my way to work.”

For the past two years Jodi Lynn Sampson’s husband has been shovelling their elder neighbours driveway. This time around they awarded him with cookies and a kind thank you note.

There are stories throughout the city of people pulling over and helping stuck vehicles or in one other occasion a local man John McDaniel had to use his plow to clear a path on Winnipeg Street where a woman in a motorized wheelchair had got stuck.

“Came across one very stuck individual and another desperately trying to dig a path with no success. I had to drop the snow blade to clear the driveway access,” wrote McDaniel on Jan. 3.

Suzanne Ainsworth’s husband saw the trouble people were having walking the snowy sidewalk in front of Pathways on Main Street. He went home, grabbed a shovel and cleared the walkway.

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