Make a Difference Maintenance (MADM) is launching a bottle drive Monday that will circuit through all Cochrane neighbourhoods over a two-week period.

With a little time on their hands right now, the team wants to continue to make a difference in the community by collecting empties in support of the Big Hill Haven women's shelter.

James Darby, MADM co-founder, says their makeshift sleigh, brightly decorated for the Christmas season, will be highly visible as it travels through the community.

In light of the COVID situation, they're asking those who are donating bottles to leave them at the end of their driveway for careful collection from the MADM elves. 

Here's when they'll be arriving in your neighbourhood:

Monday, Dec. 7th & 14th


East End


Tuesday, Dec. 8th & 15th


River Song

River View

Wednesday, Dec. 9th & 16th

Jumping Pound

Bow Meadows

West Valley

Thursday, Dec. 10th & 17th



Friday, Dec. 11th & 18th



If the above dates aren't suitable, MADM is willing to make special sleigh visits. Call 403-690-7740 to make arrangements.