Snow Angels

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Have a Snow Angel? Show your appreciation.

Snow Angels, by nature, are modest, everyday heroes who melt hearts with their kind efforts. They may not seek reward or acknowledgement, but we know they deserve to be appreciated!

To show your appreciation for your Snow Angel, complete these two simple steps:

  1. Share your story – tell us about your Snow Angel and why they deserve to be recognized.
  2. Submit their address – once you’ve shared your story, fill in the form below with your Snow Angel's information. We will mail a thank you letter and toque to your Snow Angel on your behalf! As an extra token of appreciation, your Snow Angel will be entered into a monthly swag bag draw.

In order to protect the privacy of your Snow Angel, please do not include personal information in your story. Any personal information will be removed from your story before being published under a generic account.


Have a Snow Angel? Show your appreciation.

Snow Angels, by nature, are modest, everyday heroes who melt hearts with their kind efforts. They may not seek reward or acknowledgement, but we know they deserve to be appreciated!

To show your appreciation for your Snow Angel, complete these two simple steps:

  1. Share your story – tell us about your Snow Angel and why they deserve to be recognized.
  2. Submit their address – once you’ve shared your story, fill in the form below with your Snow Angel's information. We will mail a thank you letter and toque to your Snow Angel on your behalf! As an extra token of appreciation, your Snow Angel will be entered into a monthly swag bag draw.

In order to protect the privacy of your Snow Angel, please do not include personal information in your story. Any personal information will be removed from your story before being published under a generic account.


Tell your story

We want to hear about your Snow Angel! Let us know why they deserve to be recognized by sharing your Snow Angel story below. In order to protect the privacy of your Snow Angel, please do not include any personal information in your story

Your response has been recorded.

Thank you again for sharing your Snow Angel story. A summary of the collected responses may be provided to Council and the public at a later date. If you have any questions, please contact Deanna Ridgley at 613-546-4291 ext. 1855 or by email at snowangel@cityofkingston.ca. You may also provide any further written comments to:

The City of Kingston
c/o Deanna Ridgley
216 Ontario Street
Kingston Ontario K7L 2Z3

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Notice of Collection

Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including (but not limited to), name, address, opinions and comments, is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and in accordance with MFIPPA, the Planning Act, and all other relevant legislation. Your personal information may be used in making a decision on this matter, and it may form part of meeting agendas and minutes, and therefore will be made available to members of the public at meetings, through requests, and through the website of the Corporation of the City of Kingston. Questions regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of this personal information may be directed to Deanna Ridgley at 613-546-4291 ext. 1855 or by email at snowangel@cityofkingston.ca.

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    Broken Ankles Suck!

    by Marina, about 1 year ago

    2 weeks ago I slipped on some ice and broke my ankle. This has obviously limited my abilities to do a bunch of things, including shoveling snow!!! I hired a snow removal company to clear my driveway. The problem I have is that I have a small dog, who can not get out into the back yard when the snow is over a foot (that's taller then he is). I usually shovel a path on the deck and then a track around the backyard so he can run around a bit, now that I can't walk him having the track... Continue reading

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    Win-drow Hero

    by Canadian359, about 1 year ago

    My neigbhour is retired. I'm in my 30's.

    He regularly takes care of the windrow at the bottom of my drive. Whether I'm out of town or not.

    He never tells me - but I know it's him.

    I've also seen him help other neighbours from time to time,, including one whose spouse is deployed.

    I'm happy to discuss further but don't want to share further details for [his] privacy reason.

    But he's our windrow hero!

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    Win-drow Hero (By Gavin Cosgrove - grateful neighbour; lyrics heavily borrowed from Foreigner)

    Standing in the snow, with... Continue reading

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    Winter Help

    by Kmackenzie, about 1 year ago

    When my husband gets deployed for the winter my neighbour snowblows our shared driveway, which is about 3 cars deep, whenever there is a big snowstorm. It's a huge help when I'm on my own with my two young kids and have trouble finding the time to shovel. I'm very grateful for their help!

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    Our Canniff Place Snow Angel

    by J MacGregor , about 1 year ago

    After moving to Kingston in 2018, we were surprised by the amount of snow that fell that winter. As seniors we tried using our small electric snowthrower, but it was just too much snow for it to move. That's when our next door neighbour came over, and without saying anything, blew all the snow out of our driveway. He came every time it snowed that winter and has kept it up this winter as well, without any thought of recompense. We are so very grateful to him for his kindness and want him to know how much we appreciate what... Continue reading

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    Busy Dad Thinks Of Others Too

    about 1 year ago

    With two young children toddling around his own house, this Mr. Snow Angel makes comfort a priority for others. My 87-year-old mom opened her door to find him snow blowing and shovelling by hand her yard. It would be surprising if this was the first time, but he's always there and never has to be asked. Mrs. Snow Angel has dropped off baked goods for Mom to enjoy with her tea. The relief of knowing someone cares means so much. A smile, a hello goes a long way when you're "shut in", afraid to go outside for fear of slipping... Continue reading

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    Snow angel, year after year

    by Judy_Russell, about 1 year ago

    Our neighborhood snow angel received a hand me down snow blower some years ago, got it running and since then has cleared the driveways and front walks of several neighbors, including seniors with health issues, busy young families and folks that are away. It is such a relief to wake after a night of heavy snow and hear his snow blower in the driveway.

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    Kilburn Snow Angel!

    by haldersey, about 1 year ago

    Our neighbour has been so generous with his snow blower - every big snow we get, he is out bright and early, doing everyone's driveway. He has done this for years and it is so appreciated! Coming home from a long day of travel, it was such a relief to see he had done our driveway. Last year it was a massive help when I was pregnant and would come out to see that our driveway was already done, and now with a baby it's also so appreciated. I know our older neighbours must appreciate him as much as we... Continue reading

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    Truedell Snow Angel

    about 1 year ago

    Submitted by: AS

    I'd like to nominate my next-door neighbour, as a snow angel. He's always helping the neighbours dig out with a smile on his face! I came home from Niagara today to find my driveway shoveled...so appreciated after a long drive home.

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    The Lakeview Snow Angel

    about 1 year ago

    Submitted by: Koneil

    When my wife and I moved into our home 5 years ago, we immediately sensed that we had good neighbours. However, we were not yet aware that we had a snow angel with a snow blower and a penchant for helping others living immediately across the street.

    Bill has been plowing our driveway and our neighbours ever since. He also keeps an eye on our house and feeds our cat when we are away for a night or two. Recently, I have been in a cast as I required surgery for an Achilles Injury and I was... Continue reading

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    Good, Kindhearted Kid

    by amandacdyson28, about 1 year ago

    I work in a social service agency and I have a youth in my program. He is so warm and lovely to be around! When I asked what he does after school he says that he shovels his 90 year old neighbour's driveway. It absolutely warms my heart that youth still do this, and that this youth is in MY program and we get to be proud of him here too.