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Snow Angels

Thank you to all the Snow Angels!

Snow Angels

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 encourages the practice of being a Snow Angel to ensure pedestrian safety, as intended by the snow bylaw. And each year we recognize those who perform angel duties through our nomination process.

The City does not provide snow shoveling services to individual residents

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

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.

How to nominate a Snow Angel

Nominations are now closed for the season. Thank you to everyone who has been a Snow Angel.

  1. Nominate them on​line
  2. Send a letter telling us your Snow Angel story​
  3. Call 311 or go online​ to request a recognition letter for your Snow Angel

If you nominate your Snow Angel online, please include your home address in the first information box that appears. We’ll send you the recognition letter to give to them.

Due to privacy concerns, The City is no longer mailing recognition letters to Snow Angels. If you are nominating someone, The City will send you the recognition letter to give your Snow Angel. Thank you for your understanding, and for nominating your Snow Angel.

The City of Calgary
Seniors Services - #104
P.O. Box 2100, Station M
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2M5
Attn: Snow Angels​​​​​​​​​​

Thank you to everyone who was a Snow Angel this winter, and to those who recognized their Snow Angel.