Mayor Michael Fougere officially kicked off the 2017 Snowbuster program, Regina’s annual snow shovelling volunteer recognition program on Tuesday.
“A Snowbuster is a person who goes the extra mile to help their neighbours clear their sidewalk. They are nominated by the residents they help for their ‘pay it forward’ attitude,” said Fougere. “From the success of our past Snowbuster programs, it’s clear that Regina is a caring community.”
In addition to the nomination aspect of the program, residents are also encouraged to find and use Pay it Forward Snowbuster shovels to help their neighbours. Once used, leave them behind along fences, trees and houses for the next neighbour to find, use and continue the pay-it-forward cycle.
Snowbusters who are nominated are eligible to win a snowblower at the end of March for doing his or her work.
In 2015, over 300 people were nominated, but last year the program was put on hold because of the warm winter and lack of snow.