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Posted: January 8, 2018

Coldest Night of the Year on 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 or five or 10 km 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.

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+ walkers and 30+ teams, including staff and friends of Community Connections, East Kootenay Community Credit Union (lead sponsor) are expected to brave the cold winter’s night. (Pictured above – some participants taking part in last year’s event.)

We’re seeking community sponsors and teams of six to eight to enhance this event! Are you a Team Leader? Would love to have several team captains register and recruit team members. https://www.cnoy.org

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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