Keeping walks clear of snow and ice can be very challenging – even dangerous – for older adults and others who have limited mobility. The City is encouraging those who are able, to adopt a sidewalk this winter for someone in your neighbourhood.
This year’s Snow Angels campaign starts today and runs until April 19, 2013.
“Looking out for those around us is part of what makes our neighbourhoods great,” says Snow Angels program coordinator, John Mungham. “Something as simple as clearing a neighbour’s walk can make a world of difference.”
According to City Bylaws, property owners are responsible for removing ice and snow from city sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours after the snow has stopped falling. So while you’re at it, clear an extra section and make a difference.
If you have someone who helps you to keep your walks clear, you can nominate your Snow Angel for official recognition from The City. Call 3-1-1 to share your story.
Visit Calgary.ca/snowangels for more information.