A delivery of snow gave sick kids a chance to experience a white Christmas in Ottawa even as there's double digits in the forecast.
Dave Thompson, the owner of Go-Green Landscaping who usually does snowplowing during the winter, delivered the snow to Roger's House, a residential hospice for kids on the grounds of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
"I figured what better way to bring a little joy to some kids in need," he said. "These kids are my heroes — going through what they're going though. So the least that I can do is give them the opportunity to enjoy what might be the last Christmas for some of them."
Lise Beauchemin, co-ordinator of volunteer services at Roger's House, said the snow dump was a "fabulous idea" she could not turn down.
"We're always looking to bring smiles to the childrens' faces here," she said. "It's just one more thing to show how life is so precious."