Snow Angels lend a helping shovel to those in need

With Calgary seeing its first snowfall this year, the annual Snow Angels campaign is kicking off, encouraging residents to look out for one another by shovelling 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.

“Our communities thrive when we take care of one another,” says Bojan Tosic, Program Planning and Implementation Steward at The City of Calgary. “Snow Angels across our city make a significant positive difference in the lives of those who may find it difficult to clear their sidewalk throughout the winter months.”

Each year, The City helps residents recognize Snow Angels through a printed certificate. Certificates can be downloaded from or by contacting 311 via the web, mobile app or phone 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.