Kerr Street Ministries serves people living with poverty in Oakville. Your involvement in this walk impacts hundreds of lives in a positive way, helping build a bright future that once seemed out of reach.
Dave O'Halloran Location Director
Katie Semkiw Volunteer Captain | Email
Chirstina Schuermer Registration Captain | Email
Kerr Street Ministries (KSM) helps and gives hope to Oakville's most vulnerable citizens. Serving more than 5,000 people, KSM provides support and care, particularly for children and youth and low-income families.
This year we are hosting the Coldest Night of the Year and invite your participation. Bundle up, walk and raise funds with us. It's cold out there.
Kerr Street Ministries, 485 Kerr Street, Ontario, L6K 3C6, Canada
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This year, the Oakville walk is starting at Kerr Street Ministries located at 485 Kerr Street, Oakville, ON L6K 3C6.
Best area for parking is the northwest corner of Kerr and Speers; please park as close as possible to both Kerr St. and Speers Rd., so as not to disrupt traffic flow to the retail stores.
There will be parking attendants there to direct you.
Here's the schedule for the walk:
4:00 - Registration opens
5:00 - Opening Ceremonies
5:15 - Walk begins (all distances)
6:00 - Registration closes
8:00 - Route closes
Between 6:00 and 8:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers. So, be sure to linger with us afterwards, share some laughs, hang with some friends and celebrate the walk - at least till you warm up.
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Registration opens at 4:00 pm. All walkers must check-in and sign a waiver form before participating. Please come prepared with:
All cash and cheques payable to "Coldest Night of the Year"
Pledge sheet with all donor data filled out completely and neatly OR
Post all pledges of cash and cheques online in your personal fundraising page and print off the "My Donor List" and bring with cash or cheques**.
Bring a signed WAIVER FORM available online under TOOLS / FORMS on the main site .
Note: Walkers who raise $150 (adults) or $75 (youth aged 10-17) do NOT have to pay the $25 registration fee.
View our maps to see more details about our routes.
Rest Stops Rest stops will be provided near the 2.5 and 5km marks providing some shelter, some heat, a bathroom and some yummy snacks and bottled water.
Safety & Support We will have volunteers walking the route - the guys and gals wearing lime green vests - pointing the way and cheering you on. As well, there will be some friendly rest stop volunteers and support vehicles keeping an eye on everyone along the route.
What to Bring
Updated weather forecast says:
Mainly cloudy. 30% chance of flurries in the late afternoon. High +2, falling to -3 in the afternoon.
Expect some moderate winds from the southwest.
UV index 3 or moderate.
good walking shoes/boots
hat or toque (wait, I think we have toques for you !!) ;-)
gloves and maybe a scarf
a wind-breaking jacket and sweater