Raised:
$43,823
67%Goal:
$64,750

Exeter

Hosted by South Huron Connection Centre and HHI

123Walkers22Teams7Volunteers-5°C

The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk to raise money for local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Team up, walk, and fundraise! It’s cold out there... but there’s no place like home.

Community Sponsors

Exeter (South Huron Connection Centre and HHI) is super grateful for our fantastic 2022 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Event Day Details

Save the date - CNOY Day is February 26, 2022!

Join us in-person on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Or walk anytime in February on a route of your choice, in Bayfield, Grand Bend, Zurich, or Hensall (and everywhere in between). Make sure you submit your pictures to the "Exeter Coldest Night of the Year" Facebook Page!

Important Notes

We want to see your smiles! Whether you're walking virtually on your own or on event day with your team, we invite you to share your photos to the Facebook Group; Exeter Coldest Night of the Year. We'll make a highlight reel and we want you in it!

Check-in

  • All in person walkers must check-in personally to participate in the in-person event on Saturday, February 26, 2022.
  • Toques! Fundraising walkers who raise $150+ (or $75+ for those under 18) will receive a CNOY toque as a thank you on selected pick up days or event day, while supplies last.
  • Please note: Toques are to be picked up by Team Captains
  • No money or cheques will be processed at check-in.

Have questions? Visit our FAQ section!

Schedule

  • 4:00 pm: Check-in opens and team captains can pick up toques
  • 4:30 pm: Opening remarks
  • 4:45 pm: Walker send-off
  • 5:30 pm: Light to-go meal provided upon return
  • 7:00 pm: Route closes

Route Details

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

Toque Pick-up

In-person walkers, toques can be picked up by Team Captains at walker check-in on February 26th beginning at 4:00pm. For our wonderful virtual walkers, and those that would like to pick up their toques in advance, here are the toque pick-up times:


  • Location: South Huron Welcome Centre located at 303 Main Street South, Exeter, ON (across from Lawn Bowling)
  • Times:
  • Monday, February 21st 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Friday, February 25th 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • For those not on a team, please pick up your toques at one of the selected times.

Handling Money

We cannot process cash or cheques at our in-person event. Here's what you can do:

  • 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 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 sheet.
  • 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.

What to Bring

To ensure the safety of all participants at this years event, please note that facial coverings will be required and the maintaining of social distancing. Here are a few other common sense suggestions:

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

Waivers

All participants must register online this year and accept the electronic waiver.

  • When they register online, they will automatically accept an electronic waiver, which is all that is needed for adults.
  • If you have youth or children on your team, they will need to have their parent or guardian sign a printed paper waiver.
  • Someone on your team (like you!) must take a photo of all child/youth waivers and send them to waivers@cnoy.org.

Exeter Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

Exeter 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

Exeter CRC

Aaron deBoer

9

5,340.00

2

GB Winter Walkers

Brian Hall

4

4,925.00

3

TR-E Huggers

Judith & Rick Parker

11

3,705.00

4

Walker's Walkers

wendy Haggitt

9

3,330.00

5

Frozen Chosen

Andrea Loohuizen

10

2,230.00

6

SHDHS Student Council

Megan Walker

19

2,128.00

7

Exeter CMHA Office

Lindsay Easton

7

1,790.00

8

Kingsfield Zurich Mennonite Church

Kid & Youth Ministry

2

1,765.00

9

Heyink Family

Sylvia Heyink

3

1,545.00

10

Walkie-talkies

Angela Nyman

10

1,435.00

11

HT&C Mutual Insurance Company

Shawn Durnin

1

1,000.00

12

Soynuts

Leanne Wiseman

4

910.00

13

4 Walls for All Exeter

Joanna Van Mierlo

3

870.00

14

Libro Winter Warriors

Benita Ruby

5

756.24

15

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

Andrea Struth

3

680.00

16

Exeter McDonald's

Team Reid McDonald's

3

650.00

17

Lake Huron Catholic Family of Parishes

Nancy Smart

1

637.00

18

Culture Club

Jim Seale

5

555.00

19

Brownie's Bunch

Jessie Brown

5

500.00

20

Boyle Clan

Darren Boyle

1

350.00

21

The Moon Walkers

Jennifer Cates

3

300.00

22

Geezer

Glen Baillie

1

265.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Brian Hall

GB Winter Walkers

31

3,250.00

2

Aaron deBoer

Exeter CRC

20

1,950.00

3

Cheryl Masson

Walker's Walkers

16

1,350.00

4

Helen Kadey

TR-E Huggers

18

1,195.00

5

Andrea Loohuizen

Frozen Chosen

5

1,180.00

6

Audrey Boersma

Exeter CRC

3

1,090.00

7

Shawn Durnin

HT&C Mutual Insurance Company

1

1,000.00

8

Kid & Youth Ministry

Kingsfield Zurich Mennonite Church

13

955.00

9

Ross Bryson

GB Winter Walkers

10

850.00

10

Megan Walker

SHDHS Student Council

6

758.00

11

Jacqueline Darroch

Walker's Walkers

11

700.00

12

Sylvia Heyink

Heyink Family

7

700.00

13

David Reid

Walker's Walkers

6

700.00

14

Ken & Trina Boersma

Exeter CRC

4

700.00

15

Lindsay Easton

Exeter CMHA Office

7

640.00

16

Robert & Kathy Bray

TR-E Huggers

7

560.00

17

Sheila and Dan Vanderlaan

Exeter CRC

2

550.00

18

Judith & Rick Parker

TR-E Huggers

6

520.00

19

Betty & Clarence Toornstra

Exeter CRC

7

500.00

20

Hallie Oke

SHDHS Student Council

6

435.00

21

Erin Schooley

4 Walls for All Exeter

9

425.00

22

Julie McLinchey

Soynuts

6

380.00

23

Nancy Smart

Lake Huron Catholic Family of Parishes

10

362.00

24

Tracy Dempsey-Reid

Walker's Walkers

3

350.00

25

Michelle Morley

Exeter CMHA Office

4

350.00

26

Lori Cribley Clark

Exeter CMHA Office

8

350.00

27

Lisa Heyink

Heyink Family

4

350.00

28

Katelyn Francis

Heyink Family

10

345.00

29

Kayla Orr

SHDHS Student Council

6

325.00

30

Natalie Walker

SHDHS Student Council

2

300.00

31

Darren Boyle

Boyle Clan

3

300.00

32

Jennifer Cates

The Moon Walkers

3

300.00

33

Jacqui Mitchell

Exeter CMHA Office

7

300.00

34

Andrea Struth

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

6

280.00

35

Angela Nyman

Walkie-talkies

4

280.00

36

Laura Connolly

Soynuts

8

265.00

37

Glen Baillie

Geezer

3

265.00

38

Sharon Lynn

TR-E Huggers

6

260.00

39

Amy Lubbers

Walkie-talkies

3

260.00

40

Louise von Massow

TR-E Huggers

2

250.00

41

Madelyn Peeters

SHDHS Student Council

3

250.00

42

Marie Finkbeiner

6

250.00

43

Leanne Wiseman

Soynuts

7

245.00

44

Bobbi Hoffman

Brownie's Bunch

9

235.00

45

John Smits

GB Winter Walkers

3

225.00

46

Anna Janssen

Frozen Chosen

4

220.00

47

Anthony Nyman

Walkie-talkies

3

210.00

48

Benita Ruby

Libro Winter Warriors

3

206.24

49

Joe Lubbers

Walkie-talkies

1

200.00

50

Sydney Lubbers

Walkie-talkies

4

200.00

51

John Gill

GB Winter Walkers

2

200.00

52

Patrick Alber

Libro Winter Warriors

3

200.00

53

Rachel Kodde

Exeter CRC

2

200.00

54

Jessie Brown

Brownie's Bunch

4

190.00

55

Hamilton Baker

Culture Club

4

180.00

56

Holly Kramer

Frozen Chosen

5

175.00

57

Michelle Carter

4 Walls for All Exeter

4

170.00

58

Anne Loohuizen

Frozen Chosen

2

170.00

59

Tiffanie Poortinga

Walkie-talkies

4

160.00

60

Lori Winchester

Libro Winter Warriors

1

150.00

61

Sarah Hockey

Frozen Chosen

1

150.00

62

Elise Metcalf

2

150.00

63

wendy Haggitt

Walker's Walkers

1

150.00

64

Setania Simms

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

2

150.00

65

Maria Bakelaar

Exeter CRC

1

150.00

66

Colleen Devlaeminck

Exeter CMHA Office

2

150.00

67

Joan Skinner

TR-E Huggers

2

150.00

68

JOYCE FULTON

TR-E Huggers

1

150.00

69

Debora Paff

Libro Winter Warriors

7

150.00

70

Tammy Pite

Frozen Chosen

4

130.00

71

Jim Seale

Culture Club

3

125.00

72

Avery Greaves

Culture Club

2

100.00

73

Jenni Boles

Culture Club

1

100.00

74

Joanna Van Mierlo

4 Walls for All Exeter

1

100.00

75

Lois Potter

Frozen Chosen

1

90.00

76

Christiane Small

Frozen Chosen

7

85.00

77

Emma Haggitt

Exeter McDonald's

1

75.00

78

Alanna Nyman

Walkie-talkies

3

75.00

79

Ruby Parker

TR-E Huggers

1

75.00

80

Ben Parsons

TR-E Huggers

2

75.00

81

Nic Parsons

TR-E Huggers

2

75.00

82

Grace Parker

TR-E Huggers

1

75.00

83

Beth Rumble

Culture Club

1

50.00

84

Shelly Toornstra

Libro Winter Warriors

1

50.00

85

justin girodat

Walker's Walkers

1

40.00

86

Bridget Mahon

Walker's Walkers

1

40.00

87

Christine South

Frozen Chosen

2

30.00

88

Ryan Regier

SHDHS Student Council

1

30.00

89

Luke Regier

SHDHS Student Council

1

30.00

90

Elizabeth Benoit

Exeter McDonald's

1

25.00

91

Jack Poortinga

Walkie-talkies

1

25.00

92

Avery Poortinga

Walkie-talkies

1

25.00

93

MELISSA STEWARDSON

Soynuts

1

20.00

94

Lauren Hoonaard

Exeter CRC

95

Liberty Williams

SHDHS Student Council

96

Leigha Poortinga

Exeter CRC

97

Barb Mitchell

Frozen Chosen

98

Ali Maver

SHDHS Student Council

99

Bradley Mathers

Brownie's Bunch

100

Hayley Hoffman

Brownie's Bunch

101

Shannon Carroll

Walker's Walkers

102

Jenn Peper

Walker's Walkers

103

Team Reid McDonald's

Exeter McDonald's

104

Jason Cates

The Moon Walkers

105

Ally Stasik

The Moon Walkers

106

Kait Young

Exeter CMHA Office

107

Clare Kitchen

Brownie's Bunch

108

George Poortinga

Walkie-talkies

109

brooke lewis

SHDHS Student Council

110

Julie Wein

SHDHS Student Council

111

Vanessa Finch

SHDHS Student Council

112

Avery Watson

SHDHS Student Council

113

Mitchell Webster

114

Anne Simpson

SHDHS Student Council

115

Andrew Taylor

SHDHS Student Council

116

Kaitlyn Tyler

SHDHS Student Council

117

Christian Pittao

SHDHS Student Council

118

Roo Fox

Exeter CMHA Office

About South Huron Connection Centre and HHI

United Way Perth-Huron's South Huron and Area Community Committee invites you to walk with them to end chronic homelessness.


Walk any time "virtually" during the month of February, or join us for our in-person event on Saturday, February 26th.


Walk in support of the South Huron Connection Centre in Exeter; offering basic needs such as light meals, a shower, washroom facilities and laundry along with support through partnerships with numerous agencies.


Walk in support of the Huron Homelessness Initiative in Exeter; including programs such as the Huron supportive housing worker, shelter for women, children and youth, and temporary emergency shelter.


Homelessness isn’t just about sleeping on the streets. A person may be in a temporary shelter, incarcerated without a place to go afterwards or “couch surfing”. In Huron County, 100 individuals identified themselves as homeless in 2018. Eighty per cent of homelessness is hidden.

Contact Us


CNOY Exeter 2022

The CNOY Team Participant & Donor Services
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email exeter@cnoy.org

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