Recent studies in climate change show scientific proof that our planet is getting warmer. More notably in the summer months, Canada has experienced hotter summer conditions in a gradual manner over the last decade. What Canadians thought was an unexpectedly hot summer is becoming the norm and Canadian's are now realizing they have to adapt.
But how does climate change affect our winter conditions? Quite simply, the winters are getting warmer and have shown less snow height overall, but the noticeable difference is coming from the winter storms that seem to have 2 days worth of snowfall within only a few hours. Studies have shown because the earth is getting warmer there is more moisture being lost into the air. What would have been normal snowfall say 20-30 years ago has multiplied the amount of snow that actually falls down to the ground. The only difference is there is a shorter snow season of which shows the overall year tally of snow hitting the ground is less than what was at one time considered normal.
Now more than ever with the heavy dumps of snow are Snow Angels needed. Look for your local community and civic programs to become an Angel. You are needed now more than ever.
Websites for Calgary
Type in Calgary.ca and look for SNOW ANGELS
After getting in to this further why not add Edmonton area as well. Lets see how far we can go.
How Seniors get help with snow angels
Nothing warms me more than the generous service that communities give to those in need. Seniors may sit in silence not knowing there is the help provided but don't know where to reach, want to bother anyone, or afraid to ask for help in fear of who will respond.
Local communities have stepped up to create volunteer programs for such a need.
With most to all volunteer services today extensive background checks are done on all volunteers that are graciously giving of their time, and physical efforts. Kudo's go to them and the organizers. I have combed through and found some local organizers listed below. If you are in need or know someone who is, but probably won't ask, please contact the local groups below.
Snow Angel Directory Red Deer and area.
To name just a few:
The best snow angel service could be Yourself. Check your neighborhood to see if there is anyone in need that cannot provide their own. Heaven knows this world could use a few more ANGELS
If you know of any services that could be listed on this site then please let me know in the comments below, and I will add them in directly.