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Snow Angels

Snow Angels

Neighbours helping neighbours

Snow Angels are individuals who shovel a neighbour’s sidewalk just to be a good neighbour. A Snow Angel can be especially helpful to older adults, people with limited mobility and anyone else needing help, even on a temporary basis.​

The City does not provide snow shoveling services to individual residents

We do NOT have a list of Snow Angels to match with individuals.

Each year The City recognizes those who perform angel duties through the nomination process.

Nominations for the 2020-2021 season are now open.

How to be a Snow Angel

Individual volunteers

To be a Snow Angel, all you have to do is adopt a neighbour’s sidewalk and keep it clear when it snows. Watch for elderly people or individuals with mobility issues in your neighbourhood who could use help removing snow and lend them a hand.

Recognize a Snow Angel

You can recognize you Snow Angel by:

  1. Requesting a certificate online. Please include your home address in the first information box that appears. We’ll mail you the certificate to give to them.
  2. Dowloading and printing the Snow Angel certificate to give to your Snow Angel 
  3. Calling 311 to request a certificate for your Snow Angel
  4. Sharing your Snow Angel story on social media using #YYCSnowAngels

Please note that due to privacy concerns, The City does not mail certificates to Snow Angels directly. The City will send you the certificate to give to your Snow Angel. Thank you for your understanding and for recognizing your Snow Angel.