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Do you want to build a snowman?

St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital in southwest Edmonton is home to 188 people with complex medical needs, including some palliative patients. Like many long-term care facilities in the pandemic, it has had to limit visitors and manage staff shortages and outbreaks.

Here’s an easy way you can help lift the spirits of residents and staff: Go with your family (or a close contact if you live alone) and build a snowman, a snow family or a snow castle outside the windows. 

The fun part is, this opportunity can be repeated every time the snow melts then falls again! Once the province lifts the restriction on outdoor gatherings, it will also be a perfect, COVID-safe service activity for a class, a group of Guides or Scouts, or just some friends looking for outdoor fun.

Consider going during daylight hours so the hospital community can enjoy watching you at work. Just keep in mind that you won’t be able to go inside to warm up or use the bathroom. 

Please click on the red button to sign up and help us gauge interest and arrange for free parking for your crew. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to register for yegSpark first. If we hear from a lot of you, we’ll look for other sites seeking snow-made cheer. 

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