I try not to complain about the amount of snow we have and about how cold it is outside, but the blustery weather and subzero temperature sure make it hard to not wish Spring were right around the corner! We love outdoor activities and playing outdoors, but even Little One has said that the wind is just so raw. In fact, her exact words were, “Mommy, why do we live in a place where it hurts my face, my ears and my eyes to go outside? The air hurts me!”
My six year old and I spend time outdoors, but Hubby spends even more time outside since he does the bulk of the farm chores. We don’t have a covered, heated cab on any of our tractors, and the cold really hurts my hands even when they’re covered. Each time I think of what a weenie I am when it comes to the cold, I think of Hubby and all the other Cold Weather Heroes who work outdoors in the freezing cold each and every day.
I am definitely not a Cold Weather Hero! This is why I applaud and appreciate all the Canadian Cold Weather Heroes out there!
Cheers to everyone from our Canada Post mail carrier to the school crossing guard, and the farmers who work hard every day to provide food for all to eat. Big thanks to the teachers who are outdoors with the students at recess, and to the tow truck drivers who provide road-side assistance in the frigid temperatures. Hats off also to the fishermen who brave the cold to catch fish for others to consume. Thank you to the water company who fixes water issues even in this cold. Thank you to the township road maintenance crews and snow removal contractors who work hard in the cold to make sure our roads are plowed. The list of Cold Weather Heroes goes on and on.
We all have people in our lives who are Cold Weather Heroes.
Recently, The Weather Network featured some Canadian Cold Weather Heroes who brave the cold every day.
Tide wants to recognize and celebrate Canadians that suffer the cold to get the job done! These are our humble, local Cold Weather Heroes! They can be anyone from the crossing guard who helps your little one get to school safely to the linesman braving heights to ensure you have power and heat on the extremely cold and icy days! Canadian Cold Weather Heroes can be found in every community, and they don’t let the cold stop them!
Somne Canadian Cold Weather Heroes include:
- Joe, a fisherman
- Sheila, a crossing guard
- Liam, a zamboni driver
- Eric, a linesman
- Megan, a search and rescue team member
Since you most likely check out the Weather Network daily (like we do!), you can watch the short digital documentaries on the Weather Network site.
I was given the opportunity to honour one of our local Cold Weather Heroes with this Cold Weather Hero bundle:
With so many Cold Weather Heroes in our community, it was hard to pick just one! I gifted the bundle to a true Cold Weather Hero who happens to be a member of our local volunteer fire department and he is a mechanic and school bus driver. I’m truly thankful for our Cold Weather Hero. It is great to have such a valuable member of our community in our midst. My Cold Weather Hero is one of the most humble people we know (hence no photos).
Who are YOUR Canadian Cold Weather Heroes?
I would love to know who your Canadian Cold Weather Heroes are! Let me know by leaving me a comment on this post. On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, I will select and announce TEN commenters who will receive a #TideColdHero package to give to their Cold Weather Hero! The five commenters will be selected at random using random.org. Go on and tell me who your Cold Weather Hero is and why!
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