Coldest Night of the Year

Coldest Night of the Year


Event date for 2023 Saturday February 25th.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR AMAZING WALKERS AND DONORS FOR MAKING THE 2022 EVENTS A SUCCESS!

Exeter

122 walkers ▪ 22 teams ▪ $39,072 raised 

The top five fundraising teams were;

  • Exeter CRC
  • GB Winter Walkers
  • TR-E Huggers
  • Walker’s Walkers
  • Frozen Chosen

The top five fundraising individuals were;

  • Brian Hall
  • Aaron deBoer
  • Cheryl Masson
  • Andrea Loohuizen
  • Audrey Boersma

View the Coldest Night of the Year South Huron celebration video on United Way’s Exeter Coldest Night of the Year Facebook group.

Funds help support South Huron Connection Centre in Exeter, offering basic needs such as light meals, a shower, washroom and laundry facilities along with support through partnerships with numerous agencies. Funds also go toward the Huron Homelessness Initiative, including the Huron supportive housing worker, shelter for women, children and youth and Heart to Home temporary emergency shelter.

United Way acknowledges the generosity of local event sponsors including Scotiabank (Lead), Canadian Tire (Gold), Ideal Supply (Gold) and McDonald’s (Gold).

Goderich

301 walkers ▪ 53 teams ▪ $107,161 raised 

The top five fundraising teams were;

  • Bernie’s Bunch
  • Donnelly Murphy Lawyers PC
  • Wonderful Walking Women (and some amazing men)
  • Lakeshore Outreach
  • Manchester United

The top five fundraising individuals were;

  • Bernice Glenn
  • Kim Burgsma
  • Cheryl Dunn
  • Randy Carroll
  • Barbara Kane

For more updates, photos and video follow United Way’s Goderich Coldest Night of the Year Facebook group.

Funds help support the Huron Homelessness Initiative, including programs such as the Huron supportive housing worker, shelter for women, children and youth and temporary emergency shelter during the cold months (Heart to Home).

United Way acknowledges the generosity of local event sponsors including Scotiabank (Lead), Canadian Tire (Gold), Ideal Supply (Gold), McDonald’s (Gold), Town of Goderich (Gold), the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh (Silver), Libro (Bronze) and Zehrs (Bronze).

United Way would also like to thank Boston Pizza for their fundraising efforts resulting in a donation of $500 to CNOY, as well as the support of Calvary Baptist Church, Wuerth’s Shoes and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 109.

North Perth

179 walkers ▪ 33 teams ▪ $70,033 raised 

The top five fundraising teams include;

  • Bethel CRC
  • North Perth Community Committee
  • LPC
  • Jube Station
  • LEMC

The top five individual fundraisers were;

  • Henry Meinen
  • Doug Baker
  • Tom Soltys
  • Wil Bakker
  • Joyce Klumpenhouwer

For updates, photos and video join United Way’s Coldest Night of the Year 2022 – North Perth Facebook group.

Funds help support the North Perth Connection Centre (Hope Links). Hope Links allows people to access multiple services in a supportive and welcoming environment, eat nutritious food and connect socially and emotionally. Coldest Night also supports counselling for youth at risk, counselling and supports for children who have witnessed domestic violence and shelter and programming for homeless youth.

United Way acknowledges the generosity of local event sponsors including Scotiabank (Lead), Canadian Tire (Gold), Ideal Supply (Gold), McDonald’s (Gold), Behrns Metal Fabrication (Silver), Gabel Electric Plumbing HVAC (Bronze), Silo Plumbing Company (Bronze), Watson’s Home Hardware (Bronze) and Williams Drainage (Bronze). United Way would also like to thank the Listowel Agricultural Society for providing chili for walkers at the event.

St. Marys

142 walkers ▪ 31 teams ▪ $44,167 raised 

The top five fundraising teams were;

  • Team St. Marys DCVI
  • Icicle Picklers
  • Better Together
  • South Perth Centennial Public School Bobcats
  • Rotary of St. Marys

The top five fundraising individuals included;

  • Julie Docker Johnson
  • Ed Parkinson
  • Pam Zabel
  • Shelley Beacham
  • Allison Waringer

Follow United Way’s St. Marys Coldest Night of the Year Facebook group for more updates and to see the St. Marys Coldest Night of the Year celebration video.

Funds help support the St. Marys Community Developer and Support Worker and the Nourish Equal Access Food Market. The Community Developer and Support Worker works to support residents in need, understand their challenges and connect people with services. Nourish offers fresh, nutritious, locally sourced produce and meats to residents facing food insecurity.

United Way acknowledges the generosity of local event sponsors including Scotiabank (Lead), McDonald’s (Lead), Ideal Supply (Gold) and All Roads Chrysler Jeep (Silver). United Way would also like to thank the Sunset Diner for providing fries and hot chocolate to walkers, Delmar Foods for their pizza fundraiser, the Hitching Post for supplying the dunk tank for St. Marys DCVI’s event involving Vice Principal Derek Laidlaw and science teacher Chris Marcou and Ashton Tire Service for their generous donation to the Icicle Picklers team.  

Stratford

395 walkers ▪ 65 teams ▪ $162,581 raised 

The top five fundraising teams were;

  • Stratford Slip Sliders
  • Team Haggis
  • Connections Stratford
  • CFUW – Stratford
  • Stratford Anglican Churches

Top five individual fundraisers were;

  • Dan Mathieson
  • Graham Bunting
  • Kyle Betts
  • Anita Araujo
  • Marilyn Holmes

For updates, pictures and video join UWPH’s Stratford Coldest Night of the Year Facebook group.

Funds help support the Stratford Connection Centre at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in downtown Stratford; providing a safe place for vulnerable people including access to basic needs, social ties and connections with allies and supports. Funds also allow Stratford/Perth Shelterlink to continue supporting youth experiencing, or at-risk of experiencing, homelessness.

United Way acknowledges the generosity of local event sponsors including Scotiabank (Lead), McDonald’s (Lead), Ideal Supply (Gold), Monteith Ritsma Phillips LLP (Silver), Barlow Smisek Dentistry (Bronze), Coventry Animal Hospital, & Mitchell Veterinary Services (Bronze), Home & Company Real Estate (Bronze), MNP (Bronze), Peter Maranger & Associates Inc. (Bronze) and Sinclair Pharmacy (Bronze). United Way would also like to thank Soup Surreal for providing soup for walkers and McDonald’s for providing coffee.

Wingham

117 ▪walkers ▪ 28 teams ▪ $40,536 raised 

The top five fundraising teams were;

  • Community Living Wingham and District
  • Huron Chapel Family
  • BAM: Blyth & Area Ministerial
  • Sandra’s Cold Busters
  • Koonella’s Crew

Top fundraising individuals were;

  • JoAnn Todd
  • Sandra Skinn
  • Catherine Hunter
  • Gail D’Arcey
  • Heidi McNeil
  • Aaron Armstrong

People are invited to view the Coldest Night of the Year Wingham celebration video on United Way’s Wingham Coldest Night of the Year Facebook group.

Funds help support the planned new Northern Huron Connection Centre. The connection centre is intended to be a welcoming place offering basic needs such as light meals, a shower, washroom facilities and laundry along with additional support through partnerships with numerous agencies. 

United Way acknowledges the generosity of local event sponsors including Scotiabank (Lead), Ideal Supply (Gold) and McDonald’s (Gold).

How become a Team CAPTAIN 
Once you’ve registered, your team and name will show up on the scoreboard and on our location page too!
(Note: it takes 5–10 minutes to appear)

  • Visit cnoy.org and click the big REGISTER button
  • Create your new account (or sign in to your account from last year)
  • Select the LOCATION where you’ll be walking and continue
  • Click to accept the WAIVER and continue
  • Under REGISTRATION TYPE, click CREATE A TEAM
  • Name your team (and write a brief description)
  • Accept or increase your fundraising goal (this can be edited later)

Once you’ve registered, your team will show up on the regional CHARITY PAGE.

You can begin recruiting team members and raising funds immediately!

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How to JOIN a TEAM 

    • Visit cnoy.org and click the big REGISTER button
    • Create your new account (or sign in to your account from last year)
    • Select the LOCATION where you’ll be walking and continue
    • Click to accept the WAIVER and continue
    • Click JOIN A TEAM (or register individually if you wish and join a team later)
    • Search for your TEAM by name or captain name
    • Select that team from the list and proceed to complete registration

 

SPONSORS helping their communities through CNOY and United Way

Corporate sponsors of our community walks are an important part of CNOY! Want to be a part of this great local event? Talk to your local United Way representative about a sponsorship or call the United Way offices in Stratford at 1-877-818-8867 or 519-271-7730.

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