Snow Angels season starts again

Even though winter does not officially start for another couple of weeks, the annual Snow Angel campaign begins in earnest today. The City of Calgary is encouraging neighbours to look out for one another, and shovel the sidewalks of people who are ill, infirmed, or unable to shovel themselves.

Snow bylaws require property owners to remove snow and ice from the public sidewalks bordering their property within 24 hours of a snowfall ending. Homeowners could be fined up to $750 for not clearing their sidewalk from snow and ice.

“Snow Angels make a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of Calgarians,” says Bojan Tosic, program coordinator. “Taking a few extra minutes to clear your neighbour’s sidewalk helps to build a strong, vibrant and safe community.”

If someone has cleared your sidewalk, you can contact The City to have them officially recognized as a Snow Angel. You can nominate your Snow Angel online, by calling 311, or mailing your nomination to: Snow Angels - #184, P.O. Box 2100, St M, Calgary, AB T2P 2M5. All nominated Snow Angels are officially recognized by Mayor Nenshi. You can always post a photo of your Snow Angel, or you as a Snow Angel to The City’s social media using the hashtag #YYCSnowAngel.

The Snow Angels program began in 2004, and since then more than 8,000 Calgarians have been a Snow Angel in their community. For more information visit