Snow Angels begins another season of neighbours helping neighbours

Calgary sees its fair share of snowfall every year and with more winter weather on the way, the annual Snow Angels campaign begins in earnest, encouraging residents to look out for one another by shoveling a neighbour’s sidewalk.

A Snow Angel can be especially helpful to older adults, people with limited mobility and anyone else needing help—even on a temporary basis. It’s easy to be a Snow Angel. Just adopt a sidewalk and keep it clear when it snows. Watch for people in your neighbourhood who could use help removing snow and lend them a hand.

“Snow Angels show that a little care can go a long way in positively impacting the lives Calgarians,” says Bojan Tosic, Program Planning and Implementation Steward at The City of Calgary. “Taking a few extra minutes to clear a neighbour’s sidewalk helps to build a strong, vibrant and safe community.”

Each year, The City helps residents recognize Snow Angels through a printed certificate. Certificates can be downloaded from or by calling 3-1-1 to have one printed and mailed.

Snow Angels and their beneficiaries are also encouraged to share their Snow Angel story on social media using the hashtag #yycSnowAngels.

Thousands of Calgarians have been a Snow Angel in their community since The City’s Snow Angels program began in 2004.