Raised:
$11,457
15%Goal:
$75,000

Annapolis Valley

Hosted by Open Arms

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It's cold out there. 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. Walk with us on February 22, 2020!

About Open Arms

Open Arms is a gift from the community to the community as our programming costs are covered entirely by private donations, supporting businesses, churches and fundraising. Our network of volunteers from churches and the community at large, work to provide food, shelter, housing and much more for men, women, youth and families in crisis. Open Arms serves both as a community for people with long term challenges and a bridge for those seeking to establish healthy independence. By assisting people with basic needs along with offering guidance toward the tools and resources they need, we regularly witness the power of God's love at work restoring hope, dignity and purpose to those who were formerly without hope.

Meals are provided for 40-80 each day at our Kentville location which also has nine shelter beds. A second location in Berwick provides supports for people in Berwick and outreach is now burgeoning in a third location. The benefits of Open Arms are essential and far reaching.

Community Sponsors

Annapolis Valley is super grateful for our fantastic 2020 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Annapolis Valley 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

Soup Angels

Lisa Andrew

8

3,855.75

2

“Walk a Mile”

Vickie Campbell

9

1,831.00

3

Shivering Stragglers

John Andrew

2

950.00

4

Port Williams United Baptist Church

Ron and Sharon Baxter

4

600.00

5

Kentville Volunteer Fire Department

Mark Pound

3

450.00

6

Frosty Flakes

Jill Gerrits

4

350.00

7

Snow Shepherds

Bob Watson

6

325.00

8

Thirty Below Zero

Cassie and James Milsom

8

275.00

9

Billtown Baptist

Chris Johnston

2

250.00

10

Saint Joe's Snow Bunnies

Bruce Caldwell

2

210.00

11

Berwick Baptist Church

Evan Colford

2

200.00

12

Sobeys New Minas

Courtney Atwell

4

195.00

13

Robin's Storm Troopers

Kathy Marshall

4

150.00

14

Paradise Pacers

Simon Goodfellow

4

140.00

15

We fight for warmth

Frances Hutchinson

2

120.00

16

Frozen Oats

Theresa Woolaver

1

116.00

17

Robert Graves EXIT Realty Town & Country

Robert Graves

5

100.00

18

Frozen Peas

Isaiah Bezanson

2

100.00

19

TEAM BMO

Amy Schofield

2

75.00

20

TEAM S.O.A.R.

Rhonda Young

1

50.00

21

Cold Nose, Warm Heart

Douglas Stoneking

2

50.00

22

Lipton Financial

Kelly Lipton

1

30.00

23

Coldbrook Dippers

Wayne Merrill

1

30.00

24

AVLCFundraisers

Wayne Kelley

1

25.00

25

Chips Off The Block

Jennifer Cutajar

3

20.00

26

Mader’s PharmaChoice

Bonnie Fader

1

27

Team Andritz and UFCW

john bennett

2

28

No More Cold Nights

Jan McDougall

1

29

New Hope Christian Cadets

Mark Gerrits

1

30

Greenwood Sobeys

Steve Barry Erin Floyd

2

31

SALT Youth Group

Deanna Dominey

1

32

The Ice Cubes

Leslie Hunter

1

33

Walk This Way

Leanne van Oostrum

2

34

Warrior Queens

Janine Gouthro

2

35

Kizmittens

Kismet Hartlen

1

36

Valley Restorative Justice

Lisa MacDougall

1

37

Horton Me to We

Charlotte Peng

1

38

New Minas Baptist Church

Jon Dixon

1

39

The Snow Flakes

Jane Woolaver

3

40

Seekers

Cheryl Hill

2

41

North End Markets

Heather Kroezen

3

42

Willing Wanderers

Maya Bevan

2

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Ron Bezanson

Soup Angels

46

1,845.00

2

John Andrew

Shivering Stragglers

2

750.00

3

Reginald Outhouse

Soup Angels

17

727.00

4

Ezra Andrew

Soup Angels

8

643.75

5

Lisa Andrew

Soup Angels

2

600.00

6

Vickie Campbell

“Walk a Mile”

3

570.00

7

Stephen Schneider

11

460.00

8

John Campbell

“Walk a Mile”

7

400.00

9

Bonita Sanford

“Walk a Mile”

6

360.00

10

Jill Gerrits

Frosty Flakes

8

350.00

11

Dave Andrew

“Walk a Mile”

4

260.00

12

Bruce Caldwell

Saint Joe's Snow Bunnies

4

200.00

13

Brad Dykens

Thirty Below Zero

5

195.00

14

Polly Benjamin

“Walk a Mile”

15

166.00

15

Mark Pound

Kentville Volunteer Fire Department

1

150.00

16

Madison Pound

Kentville Volunteer Fire Department

1

150.00

17

Angela Pound

Billtown Baptist

1

150.00

18

Mackenzie Pound

Kentville Volunteer Fire Department

1

150.00

19

Kathy Marshall

Robin's Storm Troopers

2

150.00

20

Bob Watson

Snow Shepherds

5

125.00

21

Theresa Woolaver

Frozen Oats

2

116.00

22

Courtney Atwell

Sobeys New Minas

11

100.00

23

Ella Andrew

Shivering Stragglers

1

100.00

24

Chris Johnston

Billtown Baptist

1

100.00

25

Isabella White-Andrew

Frozen Peas

1

100.00

26

Ron and Sharon Baxter

Port Williams United Baptist Church

2

100.00

27

Tammy Moffatt

Sobeys New Minas

5

95.00

28

Cassie and James Milsom

Thirty Below Zero

2

80.00

29

Daniel Tupper

“Walk a Mile”

2

75.00

30

Taylor Redden

We fight for warmth

5

70.00

31

Chloe Bezanson

Paradise Pacers

2

70.00

32

Tracy Beals

Paradise Pacers

2

70.00

33

Frances Hutchinson

We fight for warmth

2

50.00

34

Rhonda Young

TEAM S.O.A.R.

3

50.00

35

Linda Hiscoe

Cold Nose, Warm Heart

1

50.00

36

Robert Graves

Robert Graves EXIT Realty Town & Country

1

50.00

37

Patrick/Nyah Whynot

Snow Shepherds

1

50.00

38

Kelly Lipton

Lipton Financial

1

30.00

39

Wayne Merrill

Coldbrook Dippers

1

30.00

40

Paula Winstanley

Robert Graves EXIT Realty Town & Country

1

25.00

41

Cindy Goodwin

Robert Graves EXIT Realty Town & Country

1

25.00

42

Amy Schofield

TEAM BMO

1

25.00

43

Daisy Andrew

Soup Angels

1

20.00

44

Emmy Andrew

Soup Angels

1

20.00

45

Jennifer Cutajar

Chips Off The Block

1

20.00

46

Ann Caldwell

Saint Joe's Snow Bunnies

1

10.00

47

Steve Barry Erin Floyd

Greenwood Sobeys

48

Jeff Cross

Greenwood Sobeys

49

Nova Baxter

Port Williams United Baptist Church

50

Sid Kramer

Robin's Storm Troopers

51

Hazel Baxter

Port Williams United Baptist Church

52

John Gerrits

Frosty Flakes

53

Meadow Baker

“Walk a Mile”

54

Brody Baker

“Walk a Mile”

55

Deb Donnahee

“Walk a Mile”

56

Jessica Gillis

Frosty Flakes

57

Rebecca Welton

Soup Angels

58

Leslie Hunter

The Ice Cubes

59

Sam Baxter

Port Williams United Baptist Church

60

Audrey Kramer

Robin's Storm Troopers

61

Sally McNeil

Willing Wanderers

62

Earle Illsley

Snow Shepherds

63

Carol Inskip

Warrior Queens

64

Henny Feddena

Robin's Storm Troopers

65

Rachael McLearn

Chips Off The Block

66

Billy Corbett

Team Andritz and UFCW

67

Maya Bevan

Willing Wanderers

68

john bennett

Team Andritz and UFCW

69

Jan McDougall

No More Cold Nights

70

Dianne Hovey

Chips Off The Block

71

Simon Goodfellow

Paradise Pacers

72

John Lohr

Frosty Flakes

73

Mark Gerrits

New Hope Christian Cadets

74

Sherri Awalt

The Snow Flakes

75

Lisa Hardy

Walk This Way

76

ASHLEY MCNAMARA

TEAM BMO

77

Tara Milsom

Thirty Below Zero

78

Heather Kroezen

North End Markets

79

Bonnie Fader

Mader’s PharmaChoice

80

Trish and Richard Himmelman

Thirty Below Zero

81

Heather Weisner

82

Wayne Kelley

AVLCFundraisers

83

Isaiah Bezanson

Frozen Peas

84

Craig Keddy

Snow Shepherds

85

Janine Gouthro

Warrior Queens

86

Kim Sheffield

Sobeys New Minas

87

Calvin Sharp

Snow Shepherds

88

Nakeeta Schofield

Sobeys New Minas

89

Evan Colford

Berwick Baptist Church

90

Margaret Dolbaczuk

North End Markets

91

Alicia Parrish

Thirty Below Zero

92

Leanne van Oostrum

Walk This Way

93

Douglas Stoneking

Cold Nose, Warm Heart

94

Kismet Hartlen

Kizmittens

95

Sandra Goodfellow

Paradise Pacers

96

Jon Dixon

New Minas Baptist Church

97

Deanna Dominey

SALT Youth Group

98

Charlotte Peng

Horton Me to We

99

Patrick Moore

Robert Graves EXIT Realty Town & Country

100

Lisa MacDougall

Valley Restorative Justice

101

Sarah Ward

Thirty Below Zero

102

Jane Woolaver

The Snow Flakes

103

Kelly Messom

Seekers

104

Cheryl Hill

Seekers

105

Isaiah Smith

Soup Angels

Event Day Details

Save the date - Event Day is February 22, 2020!

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

We're working on finalizing our Start location - check back soon!


Times

Here's the schedule for Event Day:

  • 4 pm: Registration opens
  • 5 pm: Opening Ceremonies
  • 5:15 pm: Walk begins (all distances)
  • 6 pm: Registration closes
  • 6 pm: Meal service begins
  • 8 pm: Route closes, meal service ends

Yummy Food on Event Day:

Between 6:00 and 8:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers.


Registration

Registration Process:

  • Registration opens at 4:00 pm.
  • All walkers must check-in at registration upon arrival.
  • Check out the What to Bring section below.

Have questions? Visit our FAQ section!


Registration Types:

  • Children 0-10: Free to participate (but you'll need to raise $75 to earn a toque)
  • Youth 11-17: Fundraise $75+ to earn your CNOY toque or pay the $25 registration fee
  • Adult 18+: Fundraise $150+ to earn your CNOY toque or pay the $25 registration fee


Route Details

  • Route Distances: 2 km, 5 km, or 10 km walks.
  • Rest stops are available on all routes.
  • All routes will be well signed.
  • 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

  • Cheques made out to Coldest Night of the Year and cash donations
  • A completed Pledge Form or My Results Form if you’re bringing cash or cheques
  • You're 17 years and under, or
  • You didn’t sign up online before event day
  • Good waterproof shoes/boots for walking
  • Warm coat and mitts
  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • Extra food or snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • A passion for the charity you're walking for

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