Snow Angels – Neighbours helping neighbours
With many Calgarians feeling isolated and disconnected from their communities due to the impacts of COVID-19, programs like Snow Angels are more important than ever. The City of Calgary’s Snow Angels program encourages neighbours to look out for one another by shovelling sidewalks for a neighbour who needs support.
“Being a snow angel can have a real impact on your community,” says Bojan Tosic, program coordinator. “When we take care of each other, we build relationships and connections to keep our neighbours safe and healthy during a challenging time.”
If someone has cleared your sidewalk, you can contact The City to have them officially recognized with a certificate of thanks signed by Mayor Gondek. Visit Calgary.ca/SnowAngels to print a recognition certificate, or call 311 and you’ll be sent a certificate to give to them.
To be a snow angel, all you have to do is help your neighbours out with snow and ice clearing this winter.
Challenge your neighbours, friends and other communities to become snow angels by sharing photos and stories using the hashtag #YYCSnowAngels.
The Snow Angels program began in 2004, and since then almost 8,500 Calgarians have been recognized for their efforts as snow angels in their communities. For more information visit Calgary.ca/SnowAngel.