Raised:
$31,557
55%Goal:
$57,000

Brantford

Hosted by Why Not City Missions

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The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk in support of local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us on February 24, 2024 - team up, fundraise, walk, and take a moment to look closer... because it’s cold out there.

Coldest Night of the Year - Brantford!

Join us this year as we walk to spread awareness and reduce youth homelessness in the Brantford community!


Sign up by starting a team, joining a team or donating to a team!


There are also volunteer opportunities!

Community Sponsors

Brantford (Why Not City Missions) is super grateful for our fantastic 2024 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Event Day Details

Save the date - CNOY Day is February 24, 2024!

StartGoogle Map

Mohawk Park Pavillion

51 Lynnwood Drive, Brantford Ontario N3s 6s3

Schedule

  • 4:00 pm: Meet Check-in + Welcome
  • 5:00 pm: Move Send-off
  • 6:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 7:00 pm: Mosey Goodbye + see you in 2025!

Not able to join us in person at the Main Event? We hope you'll register, fundraise and walk offsite with friends and family.

Route Details

  • Route Distances: Check out the maps below to see where we will be walking.
  • Rest stop: Keep an eye out for opportunities to rest and refresh with yummy snacks along the route.
  • Signage: Routes will be well-signed with our bold blue CNOY signs.
  • Route Support: Route marshals, rest stop hosts, and support vehicle drivers provide support along the route.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • No Pets: We love our little furballs like you do, but pets are not permitted at the Coldest Night of the Year except for approved and trained service animals. Read more about our pet policy >

Check-In

  • All walkers participating at the Main Event on Saturday, February 24, 2024 must check-in upon arrival.
  • Toques! Fundraising walkers who raise $150+ (or $75+ for those under 18) will receive a CNOY toque as a thank you on event day, while supplies last.
  • Offsite fundraising walkers can contact their local event director to arrange toque pickup the week of the event.

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Handling Money

  • Credit Card: The Best Option! Simple, secure, automatically tax receipted for gifts of $20+. Visit the Donate page, share your personal page link, or have your donor call the CNOY Head Office.
  • Cheques: The Old Faithful - made out to Coldest Night of the Year with your name on the Memo line. Mail them to CNOY Head Office along with your completed pledge form.
  • Cash: You have 2 options:
  • 1. Login to FundHub, click “Enter $$ and Cheques,” create pledges for your cash donations, pay them off with your personal credit card, and keep the cash. OR...
  • 2. Write a cheque (made out to “Coldest Night of the Year”) for the total amount of cash you’ve collected. Mail it to the CNOY Head Office with your completed pledge sheet.

Waivers

All participants must register online and accept the electronic waiver.

  • Adults accept the waiver automatically when they register online.
  • Youth/Children under 18 need a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.
  • An online form will be emailed to all parents/guardians before CNOY Day.
  • Waivers will also be available at check-in on CNOY Day.

What to Bring

A few common sense suggestions:

  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • Good waterproof shoes/boots for walking
  • Warm coat and mitts/gloves
  • Extra snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • Your own water bottle
  • A passion for the charity you're walking and fundraising for!

Brantford Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

Brantford 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

Skyline_Brantford

Amanda Roorda

16

9,565.25

2

Brantford-Brant PC Association

Phil Gillies

1

2,545.00

3

YNCU Brantford Paris

Brendan Byrne

10

2,350.50

4

Charlie's Polar Bears

Charlie Kopczyk

5

2,285.00

5

SHYP Mates

Krista Haluik

8

1,675.00

6

Greg's Fan Club

Andrea Lisk

3

1,355.00

7

Why Not Walk General Team

Taylor Bosveld

3

1,150.00

8

Turkstra Brantford

Ryan Spence

8

1,150.00

9

Grand Erie DECE

Pam Grandpre

2

1,120.00

10

Grand Erie Elementary Teacher's Federation (GEETF)

Thomas Roberts

3

1,000.00

11

GEM Electrical Services

Zach Manto

2

985.00

12

Bosveld Expansion Pack

Michael Bosveld

3

925.00

13

Agency Brantford

Chris Costabile

4

740.00

14

Clocktower Cluckers

Kevin Davis

8

450.00

15

FirstOntario Credit Union

Troy Tindale

4

271.45

16

Sole Sisters

Jodie Hart

2

250.00

17

Strickland's Brantford GM

Christopher Sage

1

250.00

18

Telephone City Aggregates

Ashley Johnston

2

250.00

19

Keith's Kold Krew

Keith Chambers

1

200.00

20

The Kellys

Theresa Kelly

6

130.00

21

The Snow Pokes

Jordan Laidlaw

4

110.00

22

Community Connect Brantford

Skye MacDonald

6

95.00

23

Polar Bears

Angeline Savard

1

50.00

24

BigSteelBox Brantford/Paris

Kevin Morgan

2

20.00

25

District 266

Lisa Hartwick

3

20.00

26

B.Ed Squad

Miriam Lindsay

2

5.00

27

No Name

Stefanie Hohenadel

1

28

Polar Bears

Tammy Bailey

2

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Amanda Roorda

Skyline_Brantford

19

2,125.00

2

Phil Gillies

Brantford-Brant PC Association

11

1,770.00

3

Charlie Kopczyk

Charlie's Polar Bears

13

1,335.00

4

Fay Yachetti

Skyline_Brantford

15

1,235.00

5

Jean Thompson

8

1,110.00

6

Patsy Mayhar-DeForest

Skyline_Brantford

32

1,074.15

7

Pam Grandpre

Grand Erie DECE

2

1,050.00

8

Brigitte Murphy

Skyline_Brantford

19

770.00

9

Ryan Spence

Turkstra Brantford

4

700.00

10

Robyn Luce

Skyline_Brantford

7

652.10

11

Andrea Lisk

Greg's Fan Club

17

605.00

12

Peter Figueiredo

YNCU Brantford Paris

6

555.00

13

Glenda Willett

Greg's Fan Club

4

555.00

14

Zach Manto

GEM Electrical Services

2

535.00

15

John Murphy

Skyline_Brantford

21

531.00

16

Laura Deboer

SHYP Mates

9

500.00

17

De Vinson

Skyline_Brantford

5

500.00

18

Michael Bosveld

Bosveld Expansion Pack

2

500.00

19

Krista Haluik

SHYP Mates

5

475.00

20

Chris Moore

Skyline_Brantford

5

440.00

21

Mel Mackay

Agency Brantford

7

415.00

22

Emily Davis

Charlie's Polar Bears

9

400.00

23

Rob Neven

SHYP Mates

3

400.00

24

Matthew Presz

Turkstra Brantford

3

400.00

25

Holly Shaw

YNCU Brantford Paris

5

375.00

26

Kathryn Lunn

YNCU Brantford Paris

3

308.00

27

Melinda Mccormick

Skyline_Brantford

22

283.00

28

Chanda Deane

Skyline_Brantford

18

255.00

29

Taylor Bosveld

Bosveld Expansion Pack

1

250.00

30

Karen Noordam

Charlie's Polar Bears

3

250.00

31

Aaren Trzaksa

Skyline_Brantford

1

250.00

32

Hilary Vonk

Sole Sisters

2

250.00

33

Christopher Sage

Strickland's Brantford GM

1

250.00

34

STEPHANIE URQUHART

FirstOntario Credit Union

8

211.45

35

Sharon Rance

YNCU Brantford Paris

3

207.50

36

Wendy McCready

Why Not Walk General Team

1

200.00

37

Keith Chambers

Keith's Kold Krew

2

200.00

38

Taylor Bosveld

Why Not Walk General Team

3

200.00

39

Thomas Roberts

Grand Erie Elementary Teacher's Federation (GEETF)

4

200.00

40

Nakita Chechalk

Agency Brantford

5

200.00

41

Rebecca Kopczyk

Charlie's Polar Bears

3

200.00

42

Ka Hineline-Vinson

Skyline_Brantford

2

175.00

43

Katelyn Bosveld

Bosveld Expansion Pack

2

175.00

44

Kaitlyn Neven

SHYP Mates

2

150.00

45

Brian Hutchings

Clocktower Cluckers

1

150.00

46

MJ Kaur

Agency Brantford

1

125.00

47

Rose Sicoli

Clocktower Cluckers

2

125.00

48

Brendan Byrne

YNCU Brantford Paris

3

120.00

49

Shannon Wood

YNCU Brantford Paris

2

120.00

50

Tammy Shearing

YNCU Brantford Paris

5

115.00

51

Marcus Trzaska

Skyline_Brantford

1

100.00

52

Todd Binkley

Clocktower Cluckers

1

100.00

53

Trystin Procyk

GEM Electrical Services

2

100.00

54

Michaela Kargus

Grand Erie Elementary Teacher's Federation (GEETF)

3

100.00

55

Amber Aitken

Community Connect Brantford

1

75.00

56

Steph Scott

Grand Erie DECE

3

70.00

57

MICHELLE SCOTT

FirstOntario Credit Union

3

60.00

58

Michelle Cloutier

SHYP Mates

1

50.00

59

Karen Penner

Greg's Fan Club

1

50.00

60

Lindsay Watson

YNCU Brantford Paris

1

50.00

61

Tony Mccormick

Skyline_Brantford

1

50.00

62

Michael Sullivan

Clocktower Cluckers

1

50.00

63

Angeline Savard

Polar Bears

1

50.00

64

Bernice Emery

The Snow Pokes

2

50.00

65

Councillor Richard Carpenter

Clocktower Cluckers

1

25.00

66

Janice Schmidt

Community Connect Brantford

1

20.00

67

Sierra Schuler

District 266

1

20.00

68

David Kelly

The Kellys

1

20.00

69

Kennedy LAIDLAW

The Snow Pokes

1

20.00

70

Alicia Laidlaw

The Snow Pokes

1

20.00

71

Kevin Morgan

BigSteelBox Brantford/Paris

1

20.00

72

Jordan Laidlaw

The Snow Pokes

1

20.00

73

Cody Dennis

Turkstra Brantford

1

20.00

74

Matthew Kelly

The Kellys

1

20.00

75

Wyatt Kelly

The Kellys

1

20.00

76

Adia Kelly

The Kellys

1

20.00

77

Miriam Lindsay

B.Ed Squad

1

5.00

78

Keith Cloutier

SHYP Mates

79

Christina Dyck

80

Amy Henry

YNCU Brantford Paris

81

Jodie Hart

Sole Sisters

82

Shawn Simard

Turkstra Brantford

83

Matthew & Davinelle Nichol

Turkstra Brantford

84

Troy Tindale

FirstOntario Credit Union

85

Cecile Santos

86

Janice Collins

Charlie's Polar Bears

87

Evelyn Hoover

SHYP Mates

88

Lisa Hartwick

District 266

89

Dennis Kelly

The Kellys

90

Jim Minns

91

Daniella Hunte

YNCU Brantford Paris

92

Theresa Kelly

The Kellys

93

Kat Chapman

District 266

94

Richard Boron

Turkstra Brantford

95

Selene Crick

SHYP Mates

96

Chris Costabile

Agency Brantford

97

Shawnna Howe

Community Connect Brantford

98

Dan Dowling

Skyline_Brantford

99

Skye MacDonald

Community Connect Brantford

100

Tammy Bailey

Polar Bears

101

Marlene Evangelista

Why Not Walk General Team

102

Bethany Creighton

Polar Bears

103

JamieLee Clements

BigSteelBox Brantford/Paris

104

Connie Hill

Grand Erie Elementary Teacher's Federation (GEETF)

105

Troy Tindale

FirstOntario Credit Union

106

Alex Carson

B.Ed Squad

107

Kristen Howe

Community Connect Brantford

108

Ashley Johnston

Telephone City Aggregates

109

Zoey cooper

Turkstra Brantford

110

Michelle N

111

Emile & Manasa Hoogendoorn

Turkstra Brantford

112

Court Dickie

Community Connect Brantford

113

Stefanie Hohenadel

No Name

114

Ashvin Arora

115

Douglas Gallant

Skyline_Brantford

116

Mary Musson

Clocktower Cluckers

117

Kevin Davis

Clocktower Cluckers

118

Tom Palko

Telephone City Aggregates

119

Linda Rodgers

The Challenge

Got a big-hearted business, workplace, group, church, or community? Step up and join the Challenge to compete for your local pride in support of CNOY. Check the National Challengeboard to see more!

About Why Not City Missions

What if we could prevent homelessness before people are actually on the streets? Good news! That's our goal.


At Why Not City Missions, we work with high-risk youth and work to stabilize their lives and build their skills so they never have to live in a tent by the creek. We meet them in our youth drop-in centre and come alongside them, with our goal to Empower Youth Through Relationship.


In 2021 we also started tackling the issue of youth homelessness directly by launching Why Not Youth Housing and opening our first house for young men, Charlie’s Place. In 2022, we purchased and opened SHYP, Supportive Housing for Young Parents where our goal is to keep young families together by providing wrap-around supports from the start.


Our expenses have climbed as we have gone from supporting the youth centre to adding on the operation of two houses for previously homeless youth. A fundraiser like this makes a huge difference toward our ability to do this important work.

2023 CNOY Photos

Here's a collection of our favourite photos from CNOY 2023 nationwide - special thanks to our many volunteer photographers who sent them in!

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Contact Us


CNOY Brantford 2024

Taylor Bosveld Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Phone 519.759.2221x208
Email taylor@whynotcitymissions.com

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