The Coldest Night of the Year is a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 65 communities across Canada.
The 2, 5 and 10km WALK is held on Saturday, February 22rd, 2014, and provides participants the opportunity to experience a hint of the challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness while raising much needed revenue for their favourite local charity .
Since 2011 the Coldest Night of the Year has raised $2.4 million dollars through the tireless efforts of each of our well known and well respected location partners (charities).
History of the WALK
In 2011, the WALK was piloted in Toronto and Kitchener/Waterloo by Blue Sea Philanthropy. From a standing start in mid-January until WALK Day 40 days later, a passionate group of 406 walkers (including kids, youth, families, and retirees) signed up and together raised a remarkable $110,000. 70% of that amount was disbursed to our exceptional location partners - Ray of Hope, Yonge Street Mission and Sanctuary Ministries.
In 2012, the WALK welcomed 18 new charities from 18 new cities across Canada. With the help of 3075 walkers and a generous group of volunteers, sponsors and donors we raised $668,000 in year two
In 2013, the WALK expanded again with 20 new city partners from all over Canada including a large contingent in the Maritimes. This larger family of 38 cities successfully cultivated 8183 walkers who dug deep and raised $1,534,817.
In 2014 plans are in place to see the event grow to 65 Canadian cities with a goal of raising $2,500,000.
If you have any questions about the Coldest Night of the Year, talk to us!
|Register to Walk|
|About the WALK|
• How to Register
• Who We Walk For
• Charity, Staff & Board
• How to Earn a CNOY Toque
• Register Early to Win a Cool Scarf!
• Event Day
• Maps + Routes