Tomorrow is the Coldest Night of the Year

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The Coldest Night of the Year is a super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser for hungry, homeless, and hurting individuals and families across Canada.  In the past three years,  corporate and individual participants have raised over $100,000 locally,  making Coldest Night of the Year the largest annual fundraiser for Youth Haven.  This allows the Youth Haven to continue our counselling, outreach, life skills, and other programs/services for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are experiencing homelessness in Simcoe County.

Registration opens at 4 PM tomorrow (February 24th, 2018) at Barrie City Hall.  All walkers must check-in and sign a waiver form before participating.

Opening Ceremonies take place at 5 PM with the walk beginning at 5:15 PM.

Route Options include:

  • 2 km walk
  • 5km walk
  • 10 km walk

Rest stops will be available on all routes and maps will be available at the Welcome Desk. All routes will be well signed.

What to Bring

Please bring:

  •  any cash or cheques made out to “Coldest Night of the Year”
  •  a completed pledge form or “My Results Form” to match the cash or cheques
  •  a signed waiver form
  •  good walking waterproof shoes/boots
  •  warm coat & mitts

Come prepared while keeping an eye on the expected weather.

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Fundraising Stars

With just over 24 hours to go, Nancy Trimble’s FMTU Cold Stethoscopes are at the top of our Fundraising Chart, with $2,715 raised so far.  Amazing individual fundraiser Laura Vaughan has her CSR Walks team right on the Stethoscopes heels (well, if Stethoscopes had heels!) with $2,375.  Don’t count out the Westminster Walkers and Youth Haven Walkers, though, as both of those teams are closing in on the $2,000 mark as well!

Remember to Thank Our Sponsors

We are so grateful to our many sponsors.  Please be sure to visit the Barrie CNOY page, click “Sponsors” and visit the web pages of the generous companies that are helping support Coldest Night of the Year.

Now, enough reading, get out there and make a last-minute fundraising pitch.  See you all tomorrow!

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