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Where do I register?
You can register online by clicking the big Register to Walk button on the side menu. It will take you about 5 minutes. Note: When setting up your username, please do NOT use spaces.
Why is my username not accepted when registering?
Make sure you don't use any spaces in your name or password.
How do I raise money?
Once you register online you can use the online fundraising system to send your friends and family a link to your personal fundraising page. There, they can give to you securely online by credit card. Alternately, you can download a pledge form, print it out and ask people face-to-face for support. For more information on raising money, visit the Tools area.
Do I sign a waiver form?
Yes, all walkers must sign the waiver during check-in. Walkers 17 and under require the signature of a legal guardian (parent, teacher, youth leader, guardian).
What does the waiver form mean?
The waiver form means you understand the risk of walking in the event, that in the event of injury you release the event, the volunteers and the operators of the event from any liability and, should your picture be taken on WALK day, you release the WALK to appropriately use your likeness in any future publications around the WALK. Consult your own legal counsel for additional input should you have any questions.
When do I check-in?
Check-in for ALL walkers opens at 4 pm and closes at 6 pm. Walkers should have their pledge forms and any cash and cheques filled out and ready to go when they arrive.
What do I do with my cash and cheques?
Enter all of the donor information online in your personal fundraising page under "Manage Cash and Cheques" (you can print that whole list out and bring with you on WALK day too!). Bring all cash and cheques made payable to Coldest Night of the Year with you. They will be processed with you at check-in.
Is there a registration fee for the WALK? Is the fee for teams or individuals?
There is no registration fee for teams as a whole, but instead it works on an individual basis, and the fee is waived after a certain amount is raised by each participant.
If you are 18+ years of age and raise less than $150, the registration fee is $25.
If you are 10-17 years of age, and you raise less than $75, the registration fee is again $25.
If you are under 10 years of age, the registration fee is waived.
On average, walkers raise about $250 each, and most donors give around $40-$50, so it's a reachable goal!
I need to cancel my registration as a participant in your event - how do I do that?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take care of it for you.
Note: if you have collected cash or cheque pledges, please ensure that all donor names and addresses are carefully posted online in your fundraising centre. Don't send cash in the mail. Pay for cash with a personal cheque from you (or pay by credit online). Send all cheques with your pledge sheet (if applicable) to Blue Sea Philanthropy, 260-659 King St. East, Kitchener, ON, N2G 2M4, Attn: Coldest Night of the Year
I am planning to attend the WALK with my family. Do we all need to register?
The short answer is: yes. It would help us get a better handle on how many WALKers to expect on WALK Day if you could create a separate registration profile for each family member. You could route them all to the same email address or even post all donations under one family member's name for efficiency's sake, but each person should have their own profile.
Do my children need to pay the registration fee?
For children under the age of 10, the registration fee of $25 is waived. For children aged 10-17, the $25 registration fee applies if they raise less than $75. As each donor gives $40-50 on average, this is definitely doable. Ask grandma and grandpa, teachers, neighbours - one dedicated evening of fundraising should do the trick.
I've chosen to pay the $25 registration fee. Will I receive a charitable tax receipt?
No - the $25 registration fee (which is required for adults over the age of 18 who raised less than $150, or youth aged 10-17 who raised less than $75) is NOT tax-deductible.
I've forgotten/lost/misplaced my password/username/email - how can I retrieve it?
When you click the "Login" button on our main page, there is a "Forgot Password?" button to the right of the username and password fields. Click this to be taken to a password reset area, or click here.
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