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How Kingston's Snow Angels earn their wings

January 9, 2015 -

Snow Angels are people who notice when neighbours may need help keeping a driveway or a stretch of sidewalk clear of snow and ice and decide to do it for them.  Last year, nearly 500 residents nominated 621 Snow Angels in Kingston.

Be a Snow Angel for a neighbour who needs you: 

Know someone who could use a helping hand?  Anyone can be a Snow Angel. Removing snow and ice for a neighbour is a wonderful way to show you care – and show neighbours that we live in a community that cares.

(By-the-way, removing snow and ice from catch basins so that melting snow can drain away is also angelic.)

Show your Snow Angel your appreciation is as deep as the snow: 

Go to www.CityofKingston/snowangel to submit your contact information and tell us how your Snow Angel has helped you this winter. You will get a free Snow Angel toque and a letter of appreciation sent to you from the City of Kingston to give to your kind neighbour – and he or she will be entered into monthly draw.  The toque with the winged insignia makes these everyday heroes easy to spot.

"Kingston is lucky to have so many Snow Angels and we are glad to be able to recognize these angels with a toque," says Troy Stubinski, operations manager, public works. 

Repeat Snow Angels will be entered in the monthly draw as many times as they are nominated (they'll keep getting letters, too, but each Angel receives just gets one toque). 

You may also nominate your Snow Angel by sending your own contact information to snowangel@cityofkingston.ca or by calling 613-546-0000. The program runs until the end of February.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

Twitter: @CityofKingston

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCityofKingston

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.