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.
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.
How to be a Snow Angel
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:
- 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.
- Dowloading and printing the Snow Angel certificate to give to your Snow Angel
- Calling 311 to request a certificate for your Snow Angel
- 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.