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Coldest Night of the Year 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017 Register to WalkDonate to a Walker

Coldest Night of the Year 2017

It’s Cold Out There! Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) is a nation-wide event that raises money for charities that work with the hungry, the hurting and the homeless. Funds raised in Belleville and Kingston go to support our work among those at the margins within our cities.

What is Coldest Night of the Year?

CNOY is a chance for those of us who have been blessed with warm, dry and safe environments to get a small taste of what it’s like for those who don’t have the basics we take for granted at the statistically coldest time of the year. And all of it raises awareness and money for charities that work to help the less fortunate.

Event participants sign up by either joining an existing team, or by starting one of their own. They recruit friends to join their team, and then ask their friends, family and coworkers to sponsor them as they walk a 2k, 5k or 10k route on event day. In each city the funds raised go to support the host charity, so funds raised by walkers in Belleville or Kingston go to help nightlight. Last year the event raised about $60,000 for nightlight.

How Can You Get Involved?

Participate: Sign up to start a team, or join a team that’s already set up. You can also register solo and join a team at a later time. Visit https://canada.cnoy.org/register to sign up.

Volunteer to Help: Running an event like this takes a lot of dedicated volunteers. If you have gifts you’d like to offer before the event or on event day, head to https://canada.cnoy.org/volunteer to volunteer

Donate: Sponsor a walker walking in either Kingston or Belleville and your generosity will help us to continue our mission. Visit https://canada.cnoy.org/donate and donate today!

Our Goals

Funds – Kingston $37,500; Belleville $25,000
Teams – Kingston 35; Belleville 30
Walkers – Kingston 175; Belleville 150

Our Sponsors

  • Kingston: Percent of Funding Goal Pledged 82%
  • Belleville: Percentage of Funding Goal Pledged 52%
  • Kingston: Percentage of Teams Goal Registered 77%
  • Belleville: Percentage of Teams Goal Registered 57%
  • Kingston: Percentage of Walker Goal Registered 85%
  • Belleville: Percentage of Walker Goal Registered 36%