A fun socially distanced winter fundraiser

Snow Angel Challenge is a 28-day winter challenge to get outdoors and experience socially distant winter fun while raising funds and awareness to help The Snowsuit Fund keep Ottawa kids warm.

During the entire month of February, the Ottawa community is once again invited to create snow angels, gather donations and share their efforts on social media.

Last year hundreds of people from across the city made snow angels in their winter gear, bathing suits, costumes, or with their pets, and posted pictures and videos online. Schools, corporate teams, media personalities and local celebrities all got in on the fun. All of their efforts resulted in raising over $50,000, which went directly to the purchase of 1000 new snowsuits.

We know that outdoor play makes a fundamental contribution to maintaining mental health and physical wellbeing as well as supporting ongoing learning and development. Having warm winter gear is a critical component.

Register for the challenge

Individuals & Groups

Free registration

Easy to set up and challenge others, this division is ideal for:

  • Friends & Family
  • Neighbours
  • Teams & Clubs
  • Coworkers & Government Departments
  • Other community organizations

Register yourself or your team or join an existing team!


Free registration

Schools of all levels can create teams and join the challenge to qualify for exclusive rewards. NO FUNDRAISING REQUIRED (though always appreciated). This division is ideal for:

  • Elementary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Classes
  • Teachers
  • Families that want to support their schools

See complete details on registering in the School Challenge Division here.


$250 registration

Organizations who register with a $250 fee will receive promotional exposure and be eligible for exclusive rewards!  Register and then challenge your:

  • Professional network
  • Suppliers
  • Other branches
  • Business neighbours

See complete details on registering for the Corporate Challenge here.

Register, Raise Funds & Be Rewarded!

There are plenty of rewards to be won as part of the Snow Angel Challenge!

  • Every individual or group that registers and raises a minimum of $20 will receive a limited edition Snowsuit Fund/event wearable (gaiter, toque, neck warmer etc.)
  • Rewards will be given in multiple categories including Top Individual & Top Team fundraisers
  • Exclusive rewards for registered schools and corporate teams

Social Media Challenge


The social media challenge is open to registered individuals and teams and the general public!

To be entered you must:

  • Post a photo or video of yourself making a snow angel
  • Tag the Snowsuit Fund on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn
  • Challenge a minimum of 3 people to participate in the Snow Angel Challenge by tagging them
  • Use the hashtag #SnowAngelOttawa
  • OPTIONAL BUT APPRECIATED request a donation to the Snowsuit Fund.  Just $50 will buy a new snowsuit for one child.