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.
Nominate your Snow Angel
The 2016/2017 Snow Angel campaign is now closed. We want to give our thanks to all our Snow Angels, Snow Angel nominators as well as to those Snow Angels who are not formally recognized. Your efforts help build Calgary neighbourhoods into communities.
Snow Angels nominations will open again in December of 2017.
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 prize.
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 - #104
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 a good neighbour by clearing snow for those who need assistance. Check these Snow Angels Facts for more information.
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.
Calgary schools are invited to participate in Snow Angels. Learn more about how schools support Snow Angels.
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 shoveling snow for one neighbour and quickly took on 23 more.
Snow Angels is proud to have CTV Calgary as partner in this important community development Initiative.