Bring out your warmest jackets and biggest smiles, because the annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk is coming to Victoria again next Saturday!
Coldest Night of the Year is a family friendly walk that aims fundraise money for charities supporting hungry, homeless, and less fortunate people all across Canada.
To top it all off, there will be a free meal service for everyone right after the walks! All ages are welcome to participate in any way they want, whether it’s by walking, volunteering with the meal service, or enlist as route marshals.
This year, there will be two organizations hosting the event routes in Victoria: Our Place Society and the Mustard Seed Street Church & Food Bank.
The first route will start from Our Place’s office, and the second route will start from the Mustard Seed Church’s office.
All the proceeds will go to local food and clothing banks. According to Grant McKenzie, Director of Communications at Our Place Society, nearly 1 million meals and snacks were served last year with the help of proceeds from the Coldest Night of the Year walk.
Participants can choose to walk up to 2 km, 5 km, or 10 km.
- When: Saturday, February 23rd
- 4:00 PM: Arrive at registration (for walkers and volunteers)
- 5:00-5:15 PM: Opening ceremonies kick off and walk officially starts!
- 6:00 PM: Registration closes and dinner service starts.
- 8:00 PM: Walk closes, and the event is officially over.
- Our Place Society (919 Pandora Avenue)
- Mustard Seed Street Church (625 Queens Avenue)
- Admission: Registration Fees to participate in the walks are –
- Children (aged 0-10): Free
- Youth (aged 11-17): $25 or a pledge to fundraise at least $75
- Adults (aged 18+): $25 or a pledge to fundraise at least $150
If you want to be involved in this great cause, register to walk, donate to the event, or sign up to volunteer!