I think we can admit that winter has finally touched Calgary and it is likely here to stay for the next few months. Thankfully though our winters here are not without a fair amount of sun and the occasional chinook, unlike our neighboring province of British Columbia to the west. With the cold snowy days that we are in for here, winter brings with it, obstacles and challenges for a number of Calgarians especially for our seniors.
The City of Calgary, our local television station CFCN and The Calgary Sun have partnered together in a community initiative called Snow Angels and they are ready to launch this years 2008 edition on December 1st. The Snow Angels program is designed to lend a hand to our neighbors in an effort to keep our city sidewalks and driveways shoveled and free from snow and the ice that hides beneath.
To participate in the Snow Angels program is extremely simple. All you have to do is adopt a neighbor’s and/or senior’s sidewalk and help keep it clear for the winter. Have a look at the Snow Angels Promotional Video to see how easy it can be. We all want our sidewalks to be safe for everyone to enjoy this winter.
You may also want to visit the City of Calgary website for more Snow Angel Frequently Asked Questions and Snow Angel Stories. If you are interested in becoming a Snow Angel or starting a program in your community to help senior’s this winter, Contact Snow Angels. They will help you in developing your program and provide tips on how to approach your neighbor’s to let them know you would like to be their Snow Angel this winter.
Stay safe and stay warm.