Snow Angels

For the list of neighbourhoods in need of volunteers, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

About the Program

The Snow Angel program attempts to unite people who need help clearing their adjacent City sidewalks of snow, with eager volunteers from our community who want to help.

When it snows, City crews clear our roadways and property owners clear their sidewalks, driveways/walkways (includes city adjacent sidewalks) – all in an effort to keep Coquitlam moving. But for some members of our community, particularly seniors, moving snow is a difficult task. Snow Angels will respond to requests made to the City by those who are unable to shovel their own adjacent City sidewalk due to physical disabilities or restrictions.

Volunteer to be a Snow Angel

Snow Angels can be anyone who wishes to volunteer to help make our City’s sidewalks safer for those in need. Individuals, groups or families may sign up to become Snow Angels volunteers together. Individual volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Groups or families who wish to volunteer together must have a designated team leader. The team leader must be 19 years of age or older and will be responsible for the group.

Once the volunteer screening process is complete, the City staff will provide training and equipment to Snow Angel Volunteers to assist qualified, pre-approved residents that they are matched with.

Qualifications

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Coquitlam resident
  • In adequate physical shape and capable of clearing snow
  • Commitment: 1 to 2 homes per individual each session; the volunteer term will run all of the 2021 to 2022 winter season, with requests being weather dependent

Start Now

Start the volunteer process to become a Snow Angel.

Access Support from the Snow Angels Program

You must be a resident of Coquitlam and be unable to shovel your own adjacent city sidewalk (does not include personal walkways/driveways) due to a physical disability or restriction, over the age of 65 or concerned that the physical exertion from a heavy snowfall is too much.

Qualifications

Resident of Coquitlam with an adjacent city sidewalk (does not include walkways/driveways).

No Match? Here’s What to Do Next

All eligible Snow Angel applicants will be placed on a list of addresses to be considered. While we do our best, the City cannot predict the magnitude of snowfalls, the availability of volunteers or the number of eligible applicants. Even as an approved applicant, the Snow Angels program cannot guarantee that volunteers will be dispatched to clear your sidewalks in the event of a snowfall.

Under the City’s Boulevard Maintenance Bylaw (PDF), it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove snow and ice from all sidewalks bordering their property within 10 hours after a snowfall. Please plan ahead and ensure arrangements have been made. This may include reaching out to friends, family, neighbours or hiring a private snow removal company.

Neighbourhoods In Need of Volunteers

Austin Heights

  
Nelson St. 340 block

Burquitlam

  
Porter St. 720 block

Cariboo

  
Foster Ave. 720 block

Chineside

 
Thermal Dr. 910 block
Park Cres. 2220 block
Baker Dr. 800 block
Huron Dr. 2350 block

Dartmoor

  
Burian Dr. 2580 block
Solar Crt. 280 block
Hickey Dr. 330 block

David/Coast Meridian

  
Sadie Cres. 1250 block

Eagle Ridge

  
Brewster Dr. 2600 block
Brewster Dr. 2650 block
Daimler St. 1300 block
Delahaye Dr. 3000 block
Eagleridge Dr. 1140 block
Lansdowne Dr. 1260 block
Condor Cres. 1170 block
Kestrel Crt. 1150 block

Harbour Chines

  
Gatensbury St. 700 block
Gatensbury St. 740 block

Harbour Village

  
Mariner Way 3120 block
Mariner Way 3140 block

Leeward Crt.

 3150 block

Laurentian Belaire

   
Alouette Dr. 400 block
Cultus Crt. 2750 block
Foster Ave. 1800 block
Hickey St. 520 block
Hickey St. 530 block
Walnut Cres. 1850 block
Warrenton Ave. 2370 block
Bromley St. 400 block

Maillardville

  
Delestre Ave. 960 block

Ranch Park

  
Wagon Wheel Cir. 2960 block
Daybreak Ave. 2700 block
Westlake Dr. 2700 block
Goldstream Cres. 2760 block
Clearwater Way 570 block
Clearwater Way 730 block

Westwood Plateau

  
Purcell Dr. 1440 block
Silverberry Crt. 2800 block
Robson Dr. 2960 block
Jade Pl. 2550 block
Sultan Pl. 3300 block
Pinetree Way. 1620 block
Deer's Leap Pl. 1700 block
Platinum Ln. 2500 block
Plateau Blvd. 3080 block
Wingrove Terr. 3300 block