The Kenora community is welcoming a new face and his outstanding contributions.

Matt Hughesman is new to the city, and with his day off he decided to help residents deal with the recent snowfall. Hughesman posted an advertisement on “Kenora’s Buy N Sell” on Facebook, offering to shovel snow for residents with no cost attached.

Hughesman says that he just wants to get out into the community and help in any way he can.

“I just moved to Kenora. I’m from Winnipeg but I’ve lived in West Hawk Lake for 30 years. So I just moved to town, and I wanted to volunteer. I didn’t know what exactly I wanted to do. I just wanted to put a smile on someone's face. I had the day off so I decided to post an ad. I just wanted to do someone a favour, and it blew up. It’s a great thing to do just before Christmas for the people who need this,” he said.

Hughesman detailed the amount of work he did throughout the day yesterday, and spoke about his family’s response.

“I did a lady’s house, downtown, a church, a place by the graveyard and then back to Keewatin. By the end of the day, I didn’t even shovel my own place, but when I got home, someone had already done my place. Pretty remarkable. I told my mom about it and she was just overwhelmed. She told me that I had to call my Grandma because she would love it, so I called her right after,” he said.

The advertisement is still online, and Hughesman noted that he has no plans to remove it, or stop trying to help.  

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