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Posted: February 5, 2018

Coldest Night of the Year Feb. 24

Community Connections Society SE BC is encouraging Cranbrook residents to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for The Coldest Night of the Year (WALK). A family-friendly winter fundraising walk for Cranbrook’s homeless, hungry and hurting; the WALK takes place on the evening of February 24.

Thousands of participants will be taking part in the WALK in an anticipated 100 cities across Canada. By walking together in the chill of the night, participants will better understand the experience of being on the streets during a cold Canadian winter, while raising funds to aid the work of the Homeless Outreach and Prevention Programs in providing much-needed support to members of our community.

Donning iconic slate grey toques, participants will walk a two, five or 10km route, starting at Kootenay Child Development Centre and will warm up with toasty drinks at rest stops (Tim Hortons and Hot Shots) along the way. Finishing up the walk at the Community Connections Society where our meal sponsor The Heid Out Restaurant and Brew House will be serving up warm bowls of soup.

We currently have 22 teams registered and hoping to reach 30. Are you a leader; would you like to start a team? We’d also like to do a special call out for volunteers for the route marshal team!(Out door’s wear, and weather appropriate foot wear and clothing required) register online and sign up under the volunteer tab.

We are also still seeking mileage sponsors a $200 commitment and event sponsors a $500 commitment. Coldest Night of the Year is about community and affects all ages. You can help make a difference.

This is Cranbrook’s second year taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, with a fundraising goal of $50,000. An expected 200 plus walkers and 30 plus teams, including staff and friends of Community Connections, East Kootenay Community Credit Union (lead sponsor)) are expected to brave the cold winter’s night.

Community Connections Society SE BC Homeless Outreach and Prevention Programs has been serving Cranbrook and area for several years, and the funds raised in the Coldest Night of the Year will benefit their clients in a time of the year known historically for low levels of giving.


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