Hosted by Markham Food Bank

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Address: St. Andrews United Church , 32 Main Street N, Markham Ontario, L3P 1X5 Map >
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About Markham Food Bank

The Markham Food Bank was founded in 1984 to help the residents of Markham meet their short-term need for food. Concerned about people going hungry in the town they started the food bank in a portable situated on Church Street, which was obtained with the aid of Alma Walker (then town Mayor). At that time they assisted eight to ten families a month. All the food was stored in one large Tupperware container.

Since that time, Markham has grown from a small town to Canada's most diverse city and the Markham food bank now serves up to 400 families every month from many different backgrounds and cultures.

Our clients ever changing needs are important to us. Our goal now is to be able to provide more fresh produce, protein, and ethnically appropriate food items for our many unique and wonderful families..

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Event Day Details

Save the date - WALK Day is February 24, 2018!

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St. Andrews United Church

32 Main Street N

Markham Ontario

L3P 1X5



  • 4 pm - Registration opens
  • 5 pm - Opening Ceremonies
  • 5:15 pm - Walk begins (all distances)
  • 6 pm - Registration closes
  • 6pm - Meal service begins
  • 8 pm - Route closes, meal service ends

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 and sign a waiver form before participating.

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.
  • Bring a signed Waiver Form available online under TOOLS / FORMS on the main site.


  • 0-10 Free
  • 11-17 - Youth (pay $25 or raise minimum of $75)
  • 18+ - Adult (pay $25 or raise minimum of $150)
  • The toque is for anyone who pays the fee or raises the minimum
  • Reg Fee increase to $40 effective Monday, February 19th

Route Details

Route Options include:

2 km walk

5km walk

10 km walk

Rest stops will be available on all routes.

Maps will be available at the Welcome Desk. 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.

What to Bring

Please bring:

  • any cash or cheques made out to "Coldest Night of the Year"
  • a completed pledge form or "My Results Form" to match the cash or cheques
  • a signed waiver form
  • good walking waterproof shoes/boots
  • warm coat & mitts

Come prepared while keeping an eye on the expected weather.

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Markham Maps

All routes are generously marked with bright WALK signage, staffed by friendly volunteers, and include rest stops with snacks along the way.

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Contact Us

Markham Food Bank

Janet Gilkes Director
toll free 1.877.743.3413 / phone 519.603.2250
email info@blueseaphilanthropy.org

Got questions about the Coldest Night of the Year?
info@blueseaphilanthropy.org / 1.877.743.3413