Home should, by nature, be a safe haven from the world. When violence and abuse happen within intimate relationships, home can be the most unsafe place, leading women to flee their homes and become homeless. According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, on a given night, 3,491 women and their 2,724 children sleep in shelters because it isn’t safe at home, making violence against women the leading cause of homelessness in women and children in Canada.
Chrysalis House is a 25-bed shelter in western Ottawa. It is a place where a woman can go to protect herself and her dependants from violence and abuse. At the shelter, women can focus on her and her dependants’ needs and build a safer life from violence and abuse. Besides basic shelter and needs, we provide one-on-one and support groups for women and children, referrals, and recreational and therapeutic activities.
Our WALK will raise money to help Chrysalis House serve about 160 women and children this year. We invite you to registe
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.
Chrysalis House General Team
Kanata South Sparks & Brownies