At Why Not, we are in the business of changing lives.
Youth homelessness and poverty are brutal, and youth experiencing either or both of these things need all the help they can get! Even though Why Not is not a shelter and doesn't have beds, we function like the living room for youth in our community -- a safe, homey place where they can relax, recharge, and refocus.
When you walk on Coldest Night of the Year, you will support the youth in our community who need help the most. Your commitment will not only lead to empowering high risk young people, but will also create opportunities for them to regain their footing and get back on track so they can stay away from lives of drugs and crime and get back toward health, wellness, and productive lives.
Between 6:00 and 8:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers.
Registration opens at 4:00 pm
All walkers must check-in at registration upon arrival
Please come prepared with:
All cash and cheques payable to "Coldest Night of the Year"
Pledge Sheet with all donor data filled out completely and neatly or post all pledges of cash and cheques online in your personal fundraising page and print off the My Results Form and bring with cash or cheques.
Waiver Form for those 17 and under with parent/guardian signature
For those who chose to pay the non-refundable registration fee, the early bird cost of $25 applies until Sunday, February 17th. After that, the fee will be $40.
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2 km walk
5 km walk
10 km walk
Rest stops will be available on all routes.
All routes will be well signed.
Route marshalls, rest stop attendants, and sweep vehicle drivers will be available for support along the route.
All riders 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Come prepared while keeping an eye on the expected weather.