The Golden Shovel Awards have been introduced to raise awareness of the need to help neighbours clear snow from their sidewalks, especially if they are elderly or have health or mobility restrictions.
Lend a Hand
If you have a neighbour that has mobility restrictions, lend a hand by clearing their sidewalks in the winter.
If you have a neighbour, a friend or a relative that clears your sidewalk in the winter consider nominating them for the City’s Golden Shovel Awards. All you have to do is write a letter to the City telling us your story.
The Good Samaritan will receive a letter from the Mayor of Prince Albert thanking them on behalf of the entire City for making the extra effort to not only clear the sidewalk for their neighbour, but for all the pedestrians, mail carriers and meter readers that use the sidewalks throughout the winter.
The Good Samaritan will also receive a golden key chain as a token of the City’s appreciation, and their name will be entered into a draw to receive one of the following prizes:
- A $100 gift certificate to the Alfred Jenkins Field House;
- A $100 gift certificate to the E.A. Rawlinson Centre;
- Vouchers for six Raider Hockey Games;
- Two adult green fees at the Cooke Municipal Golf Course
Two draws are made each winter season.
To nominate a person, send an email or letter to the addresses shown below. Remember to include the first and last name of the person you are nominating and their mailing address.
Nominations for the 2016/2017 nomination process are now open. Nominations close March 15, 2017.
Excerpts from stories last year:
We just moved here in May and are finding out how lucky we are to have such great neighbors!! We have come out in the morning to find he had cleaned all the snow off of our vehicles, as well as he has been keeping an eye on our slippery driveway and helping to keep it safe for our family!!
Its hard to put into words the peace of mind that a caring gesture that bring to someone's life. This is what my neighbor brings to my life. He shovels my driveway, sidewalk and garage access before I even know its snowed a lot of the time! I have offered to pay him on many occasions but he will hear nothing of it. I am an older man with health issues and snow shoveling is not something I am capable of doing anymore but I never have to worry about my safety or the ability to come and go from my yard as I choose because I have him watching over me. It means the world to me and my family that I am safe and secure and that he is looking out for me. He is an amazing neighbor and he has definitely helped me to remain in my own home and feel secure about it. He is so very deserving of this award and I thank him from the bottom of my heart!