Cranbrook welcomes The Coldest Night of the Year
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 25, 2017.
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.
The Cranbrook WALK begins and ends at Mount Baker Secondary School, where walkers will register, turn in the results of their fundraising efforts, and return at the end of the evening for a warm celebration meal. Donning iconic yellow and blue toques, participants will walk a 2km, 5km or 10km route, and will warm up with toasty drinks at rest stops along the way.
This is Cranbrook’s first year taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, with a fundraising goal of $50,000. About 200+ walkers and 30+ teams, including staff and friends of Community Connections and East Kootenay Community Credit Union (lead sponsor) are expected to brave the cold winter’s night. 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.
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.