Nominate your Snow Angel
You can recognize your Snow Angel by calling 311, or by filling out a Snow Angel 311 online service request form
or by sending a letter telling us your Snow Angel story. You and the Snow Angel you choose to recognize will each be entered into a draw for a pair of tickets to a Calgary Flames game February 9. The draw will take place January 29 at noon.
If you choose to complete a service request form through Snow Angels online, please include your home address on the first information box that appears. Then if you know the name, address and phone number of your Snow Angel, include them on subsequent information boxes. If you don’t know your Snow Angel’s name and/or address, we’ll send you a recognition package addressed to “Snow Angel” within 30 days for you to give them.
The City of Calgary, Calgary Neighbourhoods
Seniors Services - #184
P.O. Box 2100, Station M
Attn: Snow Angels
Help your neighbours shovel snow
Keeping sidewalks free of ice and snow can be very challenging for older adults and people with limited mobility. Through Snow Angels, you are encouraged to be good neighbours by clearing snow for those who need assistance. Check these Snow Angels Facts for more information.
Paying it back by paying it forward
Twenty years ago, Al “Richie” Richardson was battling cancer. His condition left him unable to keep his home’s drive and walkway clear of snow, until that is a snow angel took on the task for him. The following winter, with the cancer beaten and his strength returned, Richie decided to pay back the generous deed by paying it forward. He started shovelling snow for one neighbour and quickly took on 23 more.
How to be a Snow Angel
To be a Snow Angel all you have to do is 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.
If you and your neighbours or other members of your community would like to develop a more organized snow-clearing program, we can help coordinate one. Call 311 for assistance.
Read about other community based snow removal programs.
In January 2015, Calgary schools and students were invited to participate in Snow Angels. Learn more about how schools support Snow Angels.
Snow Angels is proud to have CTV Calgary and the Calgary Sun as partners in this important Community Development Initiative.