On February 23rd, Youth in Transition and the John Howard Society of Fredericton are hosting the Coldest night of the Year, a 2,5 & 10 km winter walk hosted in over 100 cities across Canada in support of the hungry, homeless and hurting.
About Youth in Transition
Youth in Transition has been working in the community for over 25 years addressing housing needs of homeless and at-risk youth between the ages of 16 – 19. With help from community members like you, we:
On February 23th, Youth in Transition and The John Howard Society of Fredericton are once again hosting the Coldest Night of the Year, a 2, 5 and 10 km winter walk hosted in over 100 cities across Canada in support of the hungry, homeless and hurting.
For individuals who have experienced homelessness, the pathway out of this cycle can be extremely challenging. In 2010, the John Howard Society of Fredericton completed construction of 12 new affordable housing units specifically designated to house chronically and episodically homeless individuals. While this project has been incredible successful (seeing an 83% reduction in emergency and institutional service use, such as, police, ambulance, hospital, justice system interventions, etc… As of 2017 we have grown to 20 affordable housing units and have started constructing an additional four units opening in early 2019.
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.
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.