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Coldest Night of the Year (Like-Minded Organization)

  • Cameron Heights Collegiate 301 Charles Street East Kitchener, ON, N2G 2P8 Canada (map)

Come join CISV Waterloo on Feb 23rd 2019 as we volunteer and/or participate in Coldest Night of the Year 2019 for the 3rd year.

The Coldest Night of the Year (Canada's unofficial Walk for Homelessness) is a super-fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 100+ communities across Canada. The K/W event starts at Cameron Heights Secondary School at 4pm.

The WALK is held on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, and provides each participant the opportunity to:

  • Walk 2km, 5km or 10km

  • Fundraise much needed money for a local, charity (Ray of Hope)

  • Feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness - particularly during the winter. 

Since 2011, the Coldest Night of the Year has raised over $12 million dollars working with our select charity partners. Each Coldest Night of the Year location is operated by a local, community-based registered Canadian charity working with the Coldest Night of the Year. This year, the CISV chapter in Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary are also participating in the walk in their respective cities!

How can I join?
OPTION 1- Volunteer: Register to Volunteer for ages 13+. Please select Kitchener/Waterloo as location. In comments request to be “with CISV Waterloo Volunteers”. There are indoor jobs (Food service, Welcome, Registration desk, Rest Stop Hosts) and outdoor jobs (Welcome team, Route sign set up/take down, Route Marshalls, Parking). There is NO cost to volunteer.
OPTION 2- Participate: for ages 0-99. The Coldest Night of the Year is a fundraiser. The registration fee is $25 and payable during online registration or on event day. However you can waive the fee and fundraise: During registration, walkers can waive the $25 registration fee and commit to fundraise a minimum of $150 (for adults 18+) or $75 (for youth 13-17). They encourage all walkers to fundraise.

We can't wait to see everyone out there walking/volunteering!

Earlier Event: February 13
Meet the Leader
Later Event: March 22
JB Cookie-a-thon