The City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba is asking people to become ‘Snow Angels.’
The program, which already has branches in Calgary, Edmonton, Coquitlam, B.C., asks neighbours with a little extra time to clear pathways, sidewalks and driveways of snow for their elderly or disabled neighbours.
“Anyone who can lend a little time and effort to keep sidewalks and steps clear of snow for seniors and people with mobility issues can be a Snow Angel,” said Mayor Sam Katz.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Winnipeggers, including youth and students, to make a real difference and to make winter safer and more enjoyable for their neighbours.”
The program is being funded by the Province of Manitoba to the tune of $60,000 to support Age-Friendly initiatives, with $10,000 being used for the Snow Angels program.