Lucy challenges City Hall to walk on the Coldest Night of the Year

lucy pedometerYouth Haven Executive Director Lucy Gowers dropped by Barrie City Hall yesterday with a special delivery – and challenge – for Mayor Jeff Lehman and the 10 City Councillors.  Lucy dropped off a Pedometer and Scroll for Barrie’s 11 municipal leaders, inviting them to participate in the 2018 Coldest Night of the Year.

The Coldest Night of the Year is a fun, family-friendly fundraiser that raises money for local charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting families and youth in 120 communities across Canada.In the past three years,  corporate and individual participants have raised over $100,000,  making Coldest Night of the Year the largest annual fundraiser for Youth Haven,  allowing the emergency shelter to continue its counseling, outreach, life skills, and other programs/services for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are experiencing homelessness in Simcoe County.

ColdYouth Haven’s fourth annual Coldest Night of the Year walk is Saturday, February 24th, beginning at City Hall, with 2 km, 5km, and 10km routes through the City of Barrie.

Help us build momentum!  Let Mayor Jeff and Barrie City Council know that you want to them to walk on the Coldest Night of the Year!

For more information about Coldest Night of the Year, visit or go to Youth Haven Barrie at


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