1 p.m., Jan. 5)
Samaritan replaces snowblower stolen from Cardinal Creek
By Fred Sherwin
Creek Community Association president Sean
Crossan stands with Good Samaritan Richard
Rice after Rice donated his snowblower to
replace one that was stolen from a Cardinal
Creek rink. Wayne Cuddington/Ottawa Citizen
story about a snowblower stolen from an outdoor rink in
Cardinal Creek had a happy ending over the holidays thanks
to a Good Samaritan who donated his year-old machine to
the Cardinal Creek Community Association to replace the
one that was taken.
Heights resident Richard Rice read a story about the stolen
snowblower on Christmas Eve and immediately thought about
donating his own machine to the Community Association.
After all, he had already decided to go with a contractor
to clear his laneway this year, making his nearly new
snowblower a tad redundant.
no big deal. I mean, they needed one, I got one, so why
not, right? says Rice. It seemed like a natural
thing to do.
64-year-old Rice picked up the phone and called Cardinal
Creek Community Association president Sean Crossan, who
compares the Good Samaritan to Santa.
snowblower means that the Community Association can keep
the rink going and prepare for the Hockey Night in Orléans
event on Feb. 7 where Rice will be a guest of
going to actually introduce him, when we have a couple
of thousand people there, says Crossan.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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