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City, Province Jointly Launch Snow Angels Program

December 18, 2013 2:27 PM | News

City of WinnipegThe 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.

— Staff