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Posted: September 22, 2017

Coldest Night returns with warmest intentions

The coldest night of the year might also be the warmest.

On February 24 (2018) folks in Cranbrook will join thousands of others in over 100 cities across Canada in ‘The Coldest Night of the Year,’ a two, five and 10-km winter walk-a-thon in support of the hungry, homeless and hurting.

“In Cranbrook, we’ll be walking for the Homeless Outreach and Prevention Programs, which are part of the Community Connections Society of South East BC,” said event volunteer Margy DeNeef Slute.

Homeless Outreach and Prevention acts as a conduit to housing, income assistance and support services. It serves individuals, couples, seniors and families who are in crisis and experiencing some level of homelessness or are at risk of homeless. These programs actively work to reduce the effects of poverty to people in your community.
Our goal in the WALK is to raise $50,000 on February 24 with the support of 25+ teams and 200+ walkers.

To help reach those numbers, DeNeef Slute is hopeful for sponsorship and corporate support, as well as participation (Team Captain, Team member, community volunteer) from regional businesses and organizations.

“The WALK is something special. It’s fun, challenging and meaningful. CCS and the Homeless Outreach and Prevention programs is also something special and its work and service in our community are essential. Please consider joining us by walking and sponsoring this great event,” she said.

“We’re very excited to be working toward making a difference for a second year. This year’s event was a huge success, raising $41,000! This could not have happened without the support of the community-at-large, corporate sponsors, teams, individuals, volunteers, and media! Thank you so much.”

To kick off this year’s event there will be a showing of the documentary ‘Us and Them,’ sponsored by the Heid out Restaurant and Brew House on November 13 at the Landmark Theatre.

And remember, its cold out there.


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