Raised:
$51,610
103%Goal:
$50,000

Halifax Downtown

Hosted by ARK

253Walkers43Teams44Volunteers0°C

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.

Community Sponsors

Halifax Downtown (ARK) 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

2535 Robie St. Halifax

Local Details

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the walk-portion of this year's Halifax Downtown CNOY due to the forecast.


While we recognize that buses aren't running, if you are able to safely travel, we would love for you to join us from 4-6pm for Check-in, Celebration with the band, and a hot meal (food will be served at 5pm).


If you are not able to travel to our location, please join our livestream online . Click on 'CNOY 2024'. This link, hosted on our location sponsor's website, will be available and active by 4pm.


We have the choice to walk or not tonight; those we are honouring who are homeless don't always have that privilege.


Thank you for making a difference!

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!

Halifax Downtown Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

Halifax Downtown 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

First Walkers

Heather Rigby

11

6,360.00

2

All Nations Wild & Crazies

Carrie Vroege

16

4,595.00

3

Shaar Shalom and Friends

Gregory Hirsch

15

3,936.00

4

St John the Evangelist

Sue Moxley

3

2,230.00

5

Real Life Church

Peter Church

3

2,170.00

6

HIS Icebreakers

Heather Johnson

4

1,995.00

7

Sled Dogs

Lauren Burke

5

1,900.00

8

Hope United for Change

Helga Budden

1

1,625.00

9

Over the Hill

Joanne Wells

1

1,540.00

10

sole mates oakfield

Lynn Morrison

7

1,485.00

11

Freya & Payton’s citizenship project

Freya Neilson

2

1,380.00

12

ARK Home Team

Beth van Hoeve

2

1,375.00

13

Team IA

Jane Corkum

6

1,300.00

14

Walkie Talkies

Lian Vroege

10

1,285.00

15

Ice Queens

Gretchen Tanner

4

1,221.00

16

Team Admiral

Megan Wright

10

1,150.00

17

Walking for a Better Future

Jamie States

8

1,140.00

18

Better Together

Lisa Wentzell-Perry

5

1,130.00

19

TEAM DARRELL LING

DARRELL LING

6

1,085.00

20

Engineering Friends

Andrew Michels

9

1,050.00

21

Sleigh Family

Daphne Ross Sleigh

3

1,050.00

22

LifeRaft

Caelan Peters

6

1,005.00

23

CFUW

Margaret Therrien

8

695.00

24

Dillon Consulting

Bridget Robinson

2

640.00

25

RBC QTS

Moniqa Cornish

11

515.00

26

Zuppa Theatre

Aaron Harpell

1

505.69

27

RBC Bluenosers

Thom Gidman

5

430.00

28

CISV Halifax

Hannah Finkle

5

400.00

29

Hot Country 103.5/Surge 105

Rylie Peacock

6

250.00

30

Fossil Store Halifax 5916

Blade Turner

13

250.00

31

Slow-Mo Sprinters

Katie Macham

7

140.00

32

Starbucks Halifax

Melody Meisner

7

125.00

33

CFUW

Janet Adams

1

100.00

34

Banana Splits

Kathy Bordeleau

8

80.00

35

Shake, Rattle and Stroll

Alexandra Murphy

4

50.00

36

Golden Key Honour Society Dalhousie

Abigail Cave

6

10.00

37

Every Step Counts

Tammy Laffin

1

38

amelia jacquline and alexis's citizenship project

alexis nguyen

1

39

Michelle

Michelle Pinaud

1

40

The Wendell Walk

Matt MacDonald

1

41

MSVU Inter-Cultural Food Bridging Society

Sarah Albert

1

42

Omega Pi

Gillian MacLean

5

43

CNOY_TCS_HFX

Jaspreet Singh

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Susanne Litke

14

1,575.00

2

Joanne Wells

Over the Hill

18

1,540.00

3

Sue Moxley

St John the Evangelist

50

1,430.00

4

Lauren Burke

Sled Dogs

16

1,075.00

5

Ethel Langille Ingram

First Walkers

12

1,040.00

6

Matthew Rigby

First Walkers

1

1,000.00

7

Heather Rigby

First Walkers

1

1,000.00

8

Beth van Hoeve

ARK Home Team

9

1,000.00

9

Helga Budden

Hope United for Change

12

975.00

10

Erin Vasseur

Ice Queens

15

900.00

11

Alicia Davis

Real Life Church

8

825.00

12

Carrie Vroege

All Nations Wild & Crazies

11

760.00

13

Gregory Hirsch

Shaar Shalom and Friends

8

733.00

14

Payton Horne

Freya & Payton’s citizenship project

14

715.00

15

Corinne Church

Real Life Church

11

685.00

16

Holly Bell

All Nations Wild & Crazies

13

620.00

17

Freya Neilson

Freya & Payton’s citizenship project

11

615.00

18

Peter Church

Real Life Church

7

560.00

19

Murray Watson

St John the Evangelist

15

550.00

20

Heather Johnson

HIS Icebreakers

5

550.00

21

Aaron Harpell

Zuppa Theatre

6

505.69

22

Peter Rigby

First Walkers

1

500.00

23

Jane Rigby

First Walkers

1

500.00

24

Madeline Rigby

First Walkers

1

500.00

25

Meredith Rigby

First Walkers

1

500.00

26

Jocelyn Rigby

First Walkers

1

500.00

27

Andrew Michels

Engineering Friends

3

450.00

28

DARRELL LING

TEAM DARRELL LING

7

440.00

29

Jordan Sleigh

Sleigh Family

6

425.00

30

Jamie States

Walking for a Better Future

16

405.00

31

Andrea Hilchie-Pye

Shaar Shalom and Friends

3

400.00

32

Thom Gidman

RBC Bluenosers

6

380.00

33

Solomon Nagler

Shaar Shalom and Friends

4

380.00

34

Dorothy Patterson

ARK Home Team

2

375.00

35

Daphne Ross Sleigh

Sleigh Family

6

375.00

36

Wilma Clancy

All Nations Wild & Crazies

3

350.00

37

Kim Lively

sole mates oakfield

4

350.00

38

Gary Karlin

Shaar Shalom and Friends

3

338.00

39

Kevin Walker

Walkie Talkies

4

325.00

40

Alice Bruce

Shaar Shalom and Friends

5

318.00

41

Lynn Morrison

sole mates oakfield

6

300.00

42

Lian Vroege

Walkie Talkies

5

300.00

43

Valerie Walker

All Nations Wild & Crazies

2

300.00

44

Robin Lawrence

Better Together

4

295.00

45

Chris Scriven

All Nations Wild & Crazies

7

275.00

46

Asher Vroege

All Nations Wild & Crazies

6

275.00

47

Donna Bonner

sole mates oakfield

7

255.00

48

Susan Diepeveen

All Nations Wild & Crazies

3

250.00

49

Tracey Newman

Team IA

2

250.00

50

Bruce Moxley

St John the Evangelist

1

250.00

51

Suzanne LeBlanc

Better Together

8

250.00

52

May Armstrong

HIS Icebreakers

3

250.00

53

Rylie Peacock

Hot Country 103.5/Surge 105

3

250.00

54

Jane Corkum

Team IA

8

250.00

55

Sally Cameron

All Nations Wild & Crazies

2

250.00

56

Margaret Therrien

CFUW

2

240.00

57

Jessica Dobbin

TEAM DARRELL LING

8

240.00

58

Dinah Simmons

Better Together

7

225.00

59

Caelan Peters

LifeRaft

6

220.00

60

Liz Mahoney

Better Together

1

200.00

61

Tammy Gamble

Team IA

3

200.00

62

Jeff MacMillan

Walking for a Better Future

3

200.00

63

Joy Fowler

Team IA

3

200.00

64

Lily Jahncke

All Nations Wild & Crazies

2

200.00

65

Gretchen Tanner

Ice Queens

5

200.00

66

Maggie Duinker

All Nations Wild & Crazies

2

200.00

67

Joseph Creelman

HIS Icebreakers

5

190.00

68

isak hirsch

Shaar Shalom and Friends

1

180.00

69

esme hirsch

Shaar Shalom and Friends

1

180.00

70

joseph hirsch

Shaar Shalom and Friends

1

180.00

71

solveig hirsch

Shaar Shalom and Friends

1

180.00

72

elias hirsch

Shaar Shalom and Friends

1

180.00

73

Laurette Geldenhuys

Shaar Shalom and Friends

1

180.00

74

Alex Pringle

Team Admiral

5

175.00

75

Rebecca Nolan

Team IA

4

175.00

76

Wilma Visser

First Walkers

3

170.00

77

Ruqayyah Boutilier

All Nations Wild & Crazies

2

170.00

78

Yvonne Kaiser

Team Admiral

2

170.00

79

Lisa Wentzell-Perry

Better Together

2

160.00

80

Meghan Nixon

HIS Icebreakers

4

155.00

81

Catherine Pryde

sole mates oakfield

4

155.00

82

Moka Case

3

150.00

83

Luna .

Walkie Talkies

4

150.00

84

Dena McDonell

sole mates oakfield

2

150.00

85

Margot Shutt

First Walkers

1

150.00

86

Eduardo Capouya

LifeRaft

1

150.00

87

Angela Dixon

Team Admiral

2

150.00

88

Taryn Fry

LifeRaft

2

150.00

89

Tracy LeBlanc

4

150.00

90

Lee Selig

1

150.00

91

Lucas De souza

1

150.00

92

Jean Drover

sole mates oakfield

4

150.00

93

Margaret Machum

CFUW

4

150.00

94

Megan Wright

Team Admiral

2

150.00

95

Stephanie White

Walking for a Better Future

2

150.00

96

Karine McCormick

Team Admiral

2

145.00

97

Jocelyn Weaver

Walking for a Better Future

4

145.00

98

Sasha Wang

Walkie Talkies

4

140.00

99

Jonathan Kester

Sled Dogs

2

125.00

100

Xavi Boutilier

All Nations Wild & Crazies

1

120.00

101

Carneseia (Sia) Connors

Team Admiral

1

120.00

102

Jennifer Porter

Team Admiral

1

120.00

103

Terri Arsenault

Team Admiral

1

120.00

104

Gloria Barter

sole mates oakfield

2

100.00

105

Caelin Nadin

TEAM DARRELL LING

2

100.00

106

Hannah Finkle

CISV Halifax

1

100.00

107

Janet Willwerth

CFUW

1

100.00

108

Melinda Sheridan

RBC QTS

1

100.00

109

Abby Jolly

Sled Dogs

1

100.00

110

Peter Iwasa

RBC QTS

1

100.00

111

Alice Gillis

CISV Halifax

1

100.00

112

Rui Shimada

Walkie Talkies

2

100.00

113

Michelle Marshall

TEAM DARRELL LING

2

100.00

114

Katie Macham

Slow-Mo Sprinters

2

100.00

115

Blade Turner

Fossil Store Halifax 5916

2

100.00

116

Mark L'Ecuyer

Team IA

1

90.00

117

Rebecca Pretty

Shaar Shalom and Friends

2

86.00

118

Sam Hawkins

Walkie Talkies

1

75.00

119

Jack Kilfoil

Walkie Talkies

2

75.00

120

Moniqa Cornish

RBC QTS

2

75.00

121

Stuart King

Dillon Consulting

2

65.00

122

Jean Shaw

CFUW

2

65.00

123

Leanne Murray

Starbucks Halifax

1

50.00

124

Kimberly Tam

Walkie Talkies

2

50.00

125

Jodie Charters

CISV Halifax

1

50.00

126

Anita Ward

1

50.00

127

John Black

Walkie Talkies

1

50.00

128

Kelly VAN DER SPOEL

All Nations Wild & Crazies

1

50.00

129

A Vallee

CFUW

1

50.00

130

David Lynds

Starbucks Halifax

2

50.00

131

Pat Maccagno

CFUW

1

50.00

132

Elizabeth Macdonald

RBC Bluenosers

1

50.00

133

Janet Adams

CFUW

1

50.00

134

Josee Morris

1

50.00

135

Santiago Useche

Fossil Store Halifax 5916

1

50.00

136

Sanamdeep Takkar

2

40.00

137

Melanie MacIntosh

Walking for a Better Future

2

40.00

138

Elaine Gunn

CFUW

1

40.00

139

Victoria Peterson

LifeRaft

2

40.00

140

Julie Allen

Fossil Store Halifax 5916

1

30.00

141

Andrea Namaganda

Fossil Store Halifax 5916

1

30.00

142

Shamayim Diamond-LaPlante

Shaar Shalom and Friends

1

25.00

143

Noel Japzon

Starbucks Halifax

1

25.00

144

melissa gordon

Walking for a Better Future

1

25.00

145

Owen Connolly

Walkie Talkies

1

20.00

146

Faith Natuha

Fossil Store Halifax 5916

1

20.00

147

Pauline Natividad

Fossil Store Halifax 5916

1

20.00

148

Hendriks Bordeleau

Banana Splits

1

20.00

149

Kathy Bordeleau

Banana Splits

1

20.00

150

Sawyer Bordeleau

Banana Splits

1

20.00

151

Atticus Bordeleau

Banana Splits

1

20.00

152

Leah and Isaac Pink

Shaar Shalom and Friends

1

18.00

153

Sarah Mercier

1

10.00

154

Gavin Murray

Engineering Friends

1

8.00

155

Jiayue Lin

Engineering Friends

1

8.00

156

Grace Yu

Engineering Friends

1

8.00

157

Christina Gates

Engineering Friends

1

8.00

158

Lily Eddington

Engineering Friends

1

8.00

159

Sarah Rousseau

Shake, Rattle and Stroll

160

Zak Hsia

Engineering Friends

161

AMY MOONSHADOW

162

Harley Terrio

Team Admiral

163

Trixie Ling

All Nations Wild & Crazies

164

Nosa Ekhator

Slow-Mo Sprinters

165

Emma Phelan

Golden Key Honour Society Dalhousie

166

Ada B

Shaar Shalom and Friends

167

Cynthia Giles

Slow-Mo Sprinters

168

Caitlin Snow

Hot Country 103.5/Surge 105

169

Ayla Kindred-Bowland

TEAM DARRELL LING

170

Alexandra Murphy

Shake, Rattle and Stroll

171

Jennifer Crowe

TEAM DARRELL LING

172

Tabatha De Alva

Fossil Store Halifax 5916

173

Jeff Rockwell

Starbucks Halifax

174

Lara Ajimati

Slow-Mo Sprinters

175

amy chabot

Hot Country 103.5/Surge 105

176

Jocelyne Faddoul

CISV Halifax

177

Blair Henatyzen

Hot Country 103.5/Surge 105

178

Jordan Daniel

CISV Halifax

179

Andrew Kapteyn

Hot Country 103.5/Surge 105

180

Kyle Murphy

Shake, Rattle and Stroll

181

Lillian Murphy

Shake, Rattle and Stroll

182

Holly Nickerson

Omega Pi

183

Gillian MacLean

Omega Pi

184

Amanda Hatt

Ice Queens

185

Raphael Ono-Raphael

Fossil Store Halifax 5916

186

Reema Belani

Fossil Store Halifax 5916

187

JANET Adams

CFUW

188

Thom Gidman

RBC

189

Andrew Prisciak

RBC QTS

190

Julie DeWolf

RBC Bluenosers

191

Jaspreet Singh

CNOY_TCS_HFX

192

Loralei Buckley

Walking for a Better Future

193

Sarah Albert

MSVU Inter-Cultural Food Bridging Society

194

Dawson Edwards

Fossil Store Halifax 5916

195

Adrian Martin

Skyline_Nova Scotia

196

Bella Gardin

Fossil Store Halifax 5916

197

Tammy Laffin

Every Step Counts

198

Michelle Pinaud

Michelle

199

Matt MacDonald

The Wendell Walk

200

Hanna Zenzina

Slow-Mo Sprinters

201

Chile Frank-Udemgba

Slow-Mo Sprinters

202

Meriah Rankin

Slow-Mo Sprinters

203

Anal Parikh

RBC QTS

204

Anuj Dev

RBC QTS

205

Aditya Ayri

RBC QTS

206

Kyleigh Maclean

Fossil Store Halifax 5916

207

Allison Kincade

Ice Queens

208

Abigail Cave

Golden Key Honour Society Dalhousie

209

Melody Meisner

Starbucks Halifax

210

Bridget Robinson

Dillon Consulting

211

Yifang Wang

Starbucks Halifax

212

Nima Nair

RBC QTS

213

Emma Reeves

Golden Key Honour Society Dalhousie

214

Alicia Grifin

Omega Pi

215

Roy Embate

Banana Splits

216

Micaela Chestney

217

Alyssa Higgins

Omega Pi

218

Amy Mooc

Omega Pi

219

Karmyn Bushell

Banana Splits

220

Mark Gillett

All Nations Wild & Crazies

221

Merrill Rasmussen

Banana Splits

222

Matin Ghodousi

Golden Key Honour Society Dalhousie

223

James Verge

224

Joy Jarvis

Starbucks Halifax

225

priya andrade

All Nations Wild & Crazies

226

Chris Campbell

RBC QTS

227

Jamie Swansburg

228

alexis nguyen

amelia jacquline and alexis's citizenship project

229

Mouna Latouf

LifeRaft

230

Zoe Coombs

Banana Splits

231

Elizabeth McGraw

Golden Key Honour Society Dalhousie

232

Sarah Morshed

Golden Key Honour Society Dalhousie

233

Madhuri Manchikanty

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 ARK

In 1998, ARK opened its doors & became a home base for traveling and street-involved youth. We welcomed youth from across Canada for 25 years; the space became home to hundreds.


These days, we walk alongside families & individuals, advocating for social justice, building relationships that together allow us to provide outreach & support. All community members are respected, celebrated & encouraged to thrive. We offer:


- legal advice, health & dental care, addiction services, mental health support, education, employment, & housing options

- assistance accessing emergency shelter & finding long-term housing, providing support as new accommodations turn into homes, advocating for affordable housing

- mentorship opportunities & possibilities for groups to get involved

- support through the court system & correctional facilities


We are committed to networking with other outreach groups in our community including those that are both regional & national. Together we create a place to call home.

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Contact Us


CNOY Halifax Downtown 2024

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

Got questions about the Coldest Night of the Year?
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