Raised:
$2,125
1%Goal:
$200,000

Kitchener

Hosted by Ray of Hope Community Centre

39Walkers17Teams84Days Left

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.

Kitchener Scoreboard

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Teams
Walkers

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Rockin' Rays

Tonya Verburg

2

500.00

2

Walking Upstream

Tess Thomsen

2

150.00

3

The Freeze Knees

Kristen Smith

1

100.00

4

Up To Snow Good

Julie Brown

6

55.00

5

Rotary Road Scholars

Louise Gardiner

1

50.00

6

Lincoln Roaders

David McKee

3

50.00

7

The Frozen Few

Beth Bohnert

1

50.00

8

Snow and Steady Wins the Race

Paula Lee

1

9

Hillee Hikers

Jon Hill

1

10

Stanley Park Walkers

Glynis Burkhalter

1

11

Be More Kitchener

Kelly Ann Callaghan

1

12

2nd Thursday Supper Team

Katy Biersteker

1

13

Larry's Lucky Dwarfs

Lawrence Lutgendorff

1

14

Kitchener - D235

Katie Slater

8

15

Girls night out

Jenn Genzle

2

16

WPA Teens

Andrew Brown

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Joanne Bush

7

670.00

2

Brian Carney

1

500.00

3

Hilary Zorgdrager

Rockin' Rays

1

500.00

4

Tess Thomsen

Walking Upstream

4

150.00

5

Kristen Smith

The Freeze Knees

1

100.00

6

Savannah Bromley

Up To Snow Good

2

55.00

7

John Cummings

Lincoln Roaders

1

50.00

8

Beth Bohnert

The Frozen Few

1

50.00

9

Louise Gardiner

Rotary Road Scholars

1

50.00

10

Heather Meek

Kitchener - D235

11

Katy Biersteker

2nd Thursday Supper Team

12

Jenn Aird

Up To Snow Good

13

Ryan Zeitz

Up To Snow Good

14

Kelly Ann Callaghan

Be More Kitchener

15

Chuck and Tamara McBride

Up To Snow Good

16

Glynis Burkhalter

Stanley Park Walkers

17

Paula Lee

Snow and Steady Wins the Race

18

Jon Hill

Hillee Hikers

19

Sara Harrison-Rickert

Kitchener - D235

20

Bryan Drader

Lincoln Roaders

21

Taylor Maclean-Little

Kitchener - D235

22

Yen Hoang

Kitchener - D235

23

Jenn Genzle

Girls night out

24

Patrick Norlock

Walking Upstream

25

Charlene Lee

26

Marlene Rheaume

Kitchener - D235

27

Katie Slater

Kitchener - D235

28

Lawrence Lutgendorff

Larry's Lucky Dwarfs

29

Patti Hill

Kitchener - D235

30

Meg Aguilera

Kitchener - D235

31

Adrienne Farrell

32

Tonya Verburg

Rockin' Rays

33

Julie Brown

Up To Snow Good

34

Kate Rockwell

Up To Snow Good

35

Cindy Martin

Girls night out

36

David McKee

Lincoln Roaders

37

Ryan Robinson

38

Andrew Brown

WPA Teens

Event Day Details

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

Join us in-person on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Scroll down to read all the event day details!

Check-in

  • All 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 event day, while supplies last.
  • No money or cheques will be processed at check-in.

Have questions? Visit our FAQ section!

Schedule

  • 4:00 pm: Check-in opens
  • 5:00 pm: Opening remarks
  • 5:15 pm: Walker send off (all distances)
  • 5:30 pm: Light meal served
  • 6:00 pm: Last group leaves for their walk
  • 6:30 pm: Rest stop closes
  • 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 yummy snacks and drinks
  • 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

Special Toque Pick-up

In-person walkers can pick up their toques at walker check-in on February 26th. For our wonderful virtual walkers, here are the toque pick-up times:


  • Pick-up times & locations to be arranged in January
  • Team captains may pick up toques for their whole team if they wish

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

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
  • 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.

2021 CNOY Photos

Here's a collection of our favourite photos from CNOY 2021 nationwide - special thanks to our many volunteer photographers who sent them in!

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About Ray of Hope Community Centre

Mark walks to Ray of Hope everyday. You can walk along side him on February 26th, and help Mark cope with life on the margin of society. By walking with Mark you bring peace and well being to the lives of many people like him. The Ray of Hope Community Centre is a place of refuge for people in the Kitchener/Waterloo area who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty. The Hope you bring to Mark by supporting the Community Centre is found in a warm meal, a food hamper, a shower, a haircut, laundry facilities, and friends like you who are willing to demonstrate the love of Christ. Come walk with Mark and bring the peace and well being that you know so well to the life of someone who struggles with poverty and homelessness.

Contact Us


Ray of Hope Community Centre

Lawrence Lutgendorff Director of Fundraising and Communications
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.503.5622
Email llutgendorff@rayofhope.net

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