Raised:
$17,537
87%Goal:
$20,000

Amherst

Hosted by YMCA of Cumberland

102Walkers17Teams19Volunteers

It's cold out there. The Coldest Night of the Year is a covid-safe, family-friendly walk to raise money for charities serving people experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger. Walk with us virtually or in-person on February 20, 2021 – there’s a place for everyone!

Community Sponsors

Amherst (YMCA of Cumberland) is super grateful for our fantastic 2021 sponsors! View all sponsors >

2021 CNOY Photos

Thanks to all of our amazing photographer volunteers! If you've got a CNOY Day snapshot you'd like to share, email it to photos@cnoy.org.

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Event Day Details

Save the date - Event Day is February 20, 2021!

The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community.

Start

92 Church Street

Amherst, NS

Everything is Outdoors!

Because of covid, the event this year must be outside from beginning to end without exception. This includes:

  • Walker Check-In
  • Toque Pick-up
  • Walker Send-Off
  • Rest Stop

Other key things of note this year:

  • Indoor washroom facilities will be open at the start location and at the rest stop.
  • Post-event meal: There will be no traditional post-event meal this year.
  • Cash + cheques: We will not be processing these on CNOY Day, please login to Fundhub to pay off your cash and cheque pledges online.

Schedule

All walkers MUST pre-register for their Walk Time.

Choose your Walk Time HERE


Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • 4-5 pm: Walk times – mini opening ceremonies & send off instructions before each group leaves
  • 5 pm: Last group leaves for their walk
  • 6 pm: Rest Stop Closes
  • 6:30 pm: Route Closes

Walker Check-In

  • All walkers must check in when they arrive for their walk time.
  • Walkers who raise $150+ (or $75+ for those under 18) will receive a CNOY toque as a thank you!

Have questions? Visit our FAQ section!

Route Details

  • Route Distances: 2 km or 5 km
  • Rest stop: There will be one rest stop with yummy snacks and drinks.
  • Signage: All routes will be well signed with our bold blue CNOY signs
  • Route Support: Route marshals, rest stop attendants, and sweep vehicle drivers will provide support along the route.
  • All walkers 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

What to Bring

  • Good waterproof shoes/boots for walking
  • Warm coat, mitts, and a mask
  • Your smartphone for taking great photos #cnoy21
  • Extra food or snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • A passion for your local charity!

Toque Pick-Up

In-person walkers can pick up their toques at walker check-in on February 20th. For our Virtual walkers, here are the toque pick-up times:


  • Tuesday, February 16, 3-5 pm ( pickup time cancelled due to weather)
  • Thursday, February 18, 4-6 pm
  • Saturday, February 20, 4-6 pm
  • Pick-up Location YMCA of Cumberland

  • If you have raised $150 and not yet received a toque, please reach out to Jeff MacNeil:

jeff.macneil@cumberland.ymca.ca

902-667-9112

Amherst Maps

Check out this year's CNOY walking route maps below:

About YMCA of Cumberland

The YMCA of Cumberland is a charitable organization responsible for the development of our local and global communities in spirit, mind and body.


We're excited to be part of Coldest Night of the Year, and invite you to sign up, raise funds and walk with us on February 20. Help us raise 20,000 dollars toward our Homeless Prevention and Outreach Program and annual campaign

Amherst Scoreboard

Are you thrashing the competition (for a good cause)? Find out here! Stats are updated every 15 minutes. See how you stack up on the national scoreboard >

Teams
Walkers

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Dianne Gillis

13

3,045.00

2

BaLaHat

Morris Haugg

1

1,650.00

3

Frigid Fighters- JC’s fighters against homelessness

TERRI MCKILLOP

10

1,460.00

4

Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church

Jennifer Furlong

5

1,237.00

5

Credit Union Loonies $

Sarah Doyle

11

1,219.25

6

Christ Church Amherst

Keith Hunter

1

925.00

7

Rotary Club of Amherst

Denise Corey

5

880.00

8

The Plastics (Emmerson Packaging)

Christina Kelly

11

854.00

9

Unknown winter warriors

Melissa Proctor

4

780.00

10

The Y Team

Jeff MacNeil

6

695.89

11

ARHS Grads

Maggie Furlong

8

651.00

12

Cold Night Cougars

Denise Dickinson

4

612.00

13

Mounties!

Maggie Pickard

5

410.00

14

PDHS Panthers

Shannon Black

1

305.00

15

PropertyGuys.com Cumberland County

Kristelle Campbell

2

125.00

16

Creighton Shatford

Terry Farrell

2

100.00

17

The Snowcones

Gillian Strong

1

20.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Dianne Gillis

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

13

3,025.00

2

Morris Haugg

BaLaHat

8

1,450.00

3

Keith Hunter

Christ Church Amherst

15

925.00

4

Christina Kelly

The Plastics (Emmerson Packaging)

34

714.00

5

Pam Milton

Credit Union Loonies $

34

425.00

6

Melissa Proctor

Unknown winter warriors

9

400.00

7

Natasha Pearen

Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church

7

362.00

8

Denise Dickinson

Cold Night Cougars

8

355.00

9

TERRI MCKILLOP

Frigid Fighters- JC’s fighters against homelessness

6

345.00

10

Trina Clarke

The Y Team

11

270.00

11

Maggie Pickard

Mounties!

1

250.00

12

Jim Ripley

Frigid Fighters- JC’s fighters against homelessness

1

250.00

13

Jeff MacNeil

The Y Team

5

240.89

14

Shannon Black

PDHS Panthers

6

220.00

15

Paul Calder

Rotary Club of Amherst

7

210.00

16

Jennifer Furlong

Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church

5

195.00

17

Isabelle Ettinger

ARHS Grads

5

181.00

18

Jolene Cormier

Unknown winter warriors

7

180.00

19

Rebecca Baker

Frigid Fighters- JC’s fighters against homelessness

4

175.00

20

Alex Rossong

Frigid Fighters- JC’s fighters against homelessness

2

170.00

21

Ann Gabriel

Credit Union Loonies $

7

160.00

22

Annissa Lee

Mounties!

2

160.00

23

Carissa Atkinson

Cold Night Cougars

6

157.00

24

Pam Chenhall

Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church

3

155.00

25

John Rossong

Frigid Fighters- JC’s fighters against homelessness

1

150.00

26

Jennifer Troop

Credit Union Loonies $

6

150.00

27

Owen Baker

Frigid Fighters- JC’s fighters against homelessness

6

145.00

28

Ron Wilson

Rotary Club of Amherst

6

140.00

29

Kristelle Campbell

PropertyGuys.com Cumberland County

2

125.00

30

Maggie Furlong

ARHS Grads

6

120.00

31

Denise Corey

Rotary Club of Amherst

3

105.00

32

Paitlyn Rushton

Credit Union Loonies $

4

105.00

33

Lisa Gould

Credit Union Loonies $

5

104.25

34

Terry Farrell

Creighton Shatford

1

100.00

35

Hannah Laidlaw

ARHS Grads

1

100.00

36

Rachael McLellan

Cold Night Cougars

3

100.00

37

Lauren Bailey

ARHS Grads

2

100.00

38

Trevor Proctor

Unknown winter warriors

5

90.00

39

Mike Brazelton

Unknown winter warriors

4

90.00

40

Jaina Rayworth

Frigid Fighters- JC’s fighters against homelessness

3

90.00

41

Jessica Porter

Credit Union Loonies $

5

85.00

42

Ethan Kierstead

ARHS Grads

3

75.00

43

Rajan Minocha-McKenney

ARHS Grads

1

75.00

44

Ginni Keizer

Credit Union Loonies $

2

70.00

45

Nikita Black

1

50.00

46

Brandon Arseneault

Frigid Fighters- JC’s fighters against homelessness

1

50.00

47

Mike Walker

Credit Union Loonies $

1

50.00

48

Colin Brunt

The Plastics (Emmerson Packaging)

2

50.00

49

Alison Lair

The Y Team

1

50.00

50

Jan Matthews

1

50.00

51

Victor Wright

The Plastics (Emmerson Packaging)

1

40.00

52

Evlynn McAloney

The Y Team

2

40.00

53

Kenny Clarke

The Plastics (Emmerson Packaging)

1

25.00

54

Suzanne Smith

Frigid Fighters- JC’s fighters against homelessness

1

20.00

55

Gillian Strong

The Snowcones

1

20.00

56

Irma Gagnon

Frigid Fighters- JC’s fighters against homelessness

1

20.00

57

Sarah Doyle

Credit Union Loonies $

1

20.00

58

Edith O'Brien

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

59

Plassey Rodriguez

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

60

james stewart

61

Carolyn d'Entemont

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

62

John Gillis

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

63

Connie LeBlanc

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

64

Barb McLeod

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

65

Lynn Canton

Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church

66

Elizabeth Horner

67

Evelyn Pollard

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

68

David Dow

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

69

Betty Nelson

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

70

Shirley LeBlanc

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

71

Linda Harrison

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

72

Pat Weatherbee

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

73

Alex Peters

The Plastics (Emmerson Packaging)

74

Amanda Mollon

The Y Team

75

Ellen Gaudet

The Y Team

76

Ismail Faqiri

77

Jaya Pardy

ARHS Grads

78

Chelsie Morris

Credit Union Loonies $

79

Geri Williams borne

80

Brent McCarthy

Credit Union Loonies $

81

Judy Brown

Cold Night Cougars

82

Khyati Mittal

Mounties!

83

Hanna Fuzesi

Mounties!

84

Bronwyn Williams

Mounties!

85

Julie-Ann Hardy

86

Colleen Dowe

87

Shawn Carson

The Plastics (Emmerson Packaging)

88

Jamie Campbell

PropertyGuys.com Cumberland County

89

Natasha Gouchie

The Plastics (Emmerson Packaging)

90

L L

91

Emily Miller

ARHS Grads

Contact Us


Amherst

Jeff MacNeil Manager of Development
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 9026679112
Email jeff.macneil@cumberland.ymca.ca

Got questions about the Coldest Night of the Year?
info@cnoy.org | 1.877.743.3413