Raised:
$32,745
81%Goal:
$40,000

Nelson

Hosted by Nelson CARES Society

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It's cold out there. The Coldest Night of the Year is a covid-safe, family-friendly walk to raise money for charities serving people experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger. Walk with us (virtually) on February 20, 2021 – there’s a place for everyone!

Community Sponsors

Nelson (Nelson CARES Society) is super grateful for our fantastic 2021 sponsors! View all sponsors >

About Nelson CARES Society

At Nelson CARES we reach out to support the most vulnerable people in the community. One of our goals is the preservation, maintenance and development of affordable housing in Nelson, British Columbia. The focus of the last three CNOY walks was the refurbishment of our downtown affordable housing building, Ward Street Place. This year the funding focus shifts to support individuals.


Our Ready For Home program provides supports to homeless individuals ready for housing, individuals newly housed and those at risk of losing their housing. At the core of Ready For Home is a paid staff member who works one-on-one with individuals to find housing, to transition into affordable housing and to sustain them in their existing accommodation.


At Nelson CARES respect for every individual is an ordinary everyday occurrence. Nelson CARES Society preserves and maintains affordable housing in Nelson, British Columbia. Please Join us and show your respect to all individuals in our wonderful community

Nelson 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

Nelson Nordic

Randy Richmond

3

2,470.00

2

Noon and Daybreak Walkers

Alan Inkster

10

1,970.00

3

Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

Cath Little

6

1,450.00

4

Work BC-Kootenay Career Development Society

Rachael LeDrew

6

1,065.00

5

CFUW Nelson

Janice Murphy

4

920.00

6

Deb's Diamonds

Russ Yeske

2

650.00

7

Room and Board

Sarah Crookshanks

6

650.00

8

Nelson Covenant Church

Kerry Marsland

6

500.00

9

Nelsons Vibe, The Bridge

Sheldon Button

4

490.00

10

Tiny bubbles

Lisa Rezansoff

5

475.00

11

Christy, Lisa, Fiona & Friends

Christy Nichol

3

450.00

12

Kootenay Insurance Services

Benjamin Salt

8

405.00

13

Valley Girls

Paris Voykin

2

375.00

14

Erica'a Avengers

Stephanie Myers

2

275.00

15

HappyWalkers

Michael Dailly

2

255.00

16

GT Grizzlies

Andrea Kramar

3

225.00

17

Wildflower School Walkers

Shari Imada

3

200.00

18

The Muskateers

Jai-Lynn Lewandowski

4

200.00

19

Silver Streakers

Storey Debra

3

45.00

20

Pennywise

Karma Halleran

2

40.00

21

Stepping stones super stars

sandra bernier

1

22

Cornerstone General Contracting Ltd.

Mike Moor

1

23

Bergman Team!

Andriana Bergman

1

24

Nelson Vineyard Church

Teryn Chee

3

25

LVR Rec Leadership

Jeremy McComb

7

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Randy Richmond

Nelson Nordic

14

1,600.00

2

Andrew Earnshaw

Nelson Nordic

15

870.00

3

Rachael LeDrew

Work BC-Kootenay Career Development Society

14

620.00

4

David Simpson

Noon and Daybreak Walkers

6

475.00

5

marilyn miller

Noon and Daybreak Walkers

11

470.00

6

John Olson

Room and Board

6

400.00

7

Nancy Kalawsky

Valley Girls

3

375.00

8

Janice Murphy

CFUW Nelson

6

350.00

9

Patricia Dooley

Noon and Daybreak Walkers

8

350.00

10

Dorita Van Vugt

Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

5

350.00

11

Russ Yeske

Deb's Diamonds

3

325.00

12

Flavia Elias

Deb's Diamonds

4

325.00

13

Alan Inkster

Noon and Daybreak Walkers

7

300.00

14

Stephanie Myers

Erica'a Avengers

7

275.00

15

Lorne Westnedge

Noon and Daybreak Walkers

4

275.00

16

Emma Lesnik

HappyWalkers

5

255.00

17

Sheldon Button

Nelsons Vibe, The Bridge

6

235.00

18

Zach Stewart

Nelsons Vibe, The Bridge

6

205.00

19

Cath Little

Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

2

200.00

20

Marlene Pozin

Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

1

200.00

21

Jai-Lynn Lewandowski

The Muskateers

2

200.00

22

Sarah Quayle

Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

2

200.00

23

Malorie Moore

Work BC-Kootenay Career Development Society

6

200.00

24

Zoe McCabe

Work BC-Kootenay Career Development Society

4

170.00

25

Kerry Marsland

Nelson Covenant Church

1

150.00

26

Andrea Kramar

GT Grizzlies

1

150.00

27

Lisa Rezansoff

Tiny bubbles

1

150.00

28

Rob Marsland

Nelson Covenant Church

1

150.00

29

Jemma Rezansoff

Tiny bubbles

2

125.00

30

Judy Deon

CFUW Nelson

4

120.00

31

Beth Austin

1

100.00

32

Lisa Patry

Christy, Lisa, Fiona & Friends

1

100.00

33

Fiona Galbraith

Christy, Lisa, Fiona & Friends

1

100.00

34

Judith cu Rosenberg

Nelson Covenant Church

1

100.00

35

Christy Nichol

Christy, Lisa, Fiona & Friends

1

100.00

36

Ken Anderson

Tiny bubbles

1

100.00

37

Arlene Anderson

Tiny bubbles

1

100.00

38

Christopher Chart

Noon and Daybreak Walkers

1

100.00

39

Alison Hutchison

CFUW Nelson

1

100.00

40

Anne Cavicchi

Wildflower School Walkers

2

100.00

41

Shari Imada

Wildflower School Walkers

1

100.00

42

Jeanette McCarvell

Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

1

100.00

43

Cathy Leugner

CFUW Nelson

2

100.00

44

Noah Syllebranque

GT Grizzlies

1

75.00

45

Karl Rosenberg

Nelson Covenant Church

1

50.00

46

Rebecca Dale

Work BC-Kootenay Career Development Society

1

50.00

47

Brenda MacDonald

1

50.00

48

Laurie and Allen Pollard

Silver Streakers

2

45.00

49

Judy Hawes

Pennywise

2

40.00

50

Niki Grant

1

35.00

51

Riley Connor

Work BC-Kootenay Career Development Society

1

25.00

52

Michele Morrison

Kootenay Insurance Services

53

Sophie Packham

LVR Rec Leadership

54

Franny Byers-Bohigian

55

Zoë Baxter

LVR Rec Leadership

56

Ron Little

Room and Board

57

Karma Halleran

Pennywise

58

Shelby Emro

Nelsons Vibe, The Bridge

59

LaRae Vig

Nelsons Vibe, The Bridge

60

Emma Chirico

LVR Rec Leadership

61

James Crossman

Nelson Nordic

62

Jocelyn Carver

Work BC-Kootenay Career Development Society

63

Storey Debra

Silver Streakers

64

Benjamin Salt

Kootenay Insurance Services

65

Deb Creaser

Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

66

jean Carne

Silver Streakers

67

Theo Byers-Bohigian

68

Melissa Mattice

69

Ashlynn Dalessandris

LVR Rec Leadership

70

Nick Toner

Room and Board

71

Opal Lewandowski

The Muskateers

72

Arthur Lewandowski

The Muskateers

73

Xavier Lewandowski

The Muskateers

74

Nadine Whelly

Kootenay Insurance Services

75

Sarah Crookshanks

Room and Board

76

Daniel Hubert

Kootenay Insurance Services

77

Kirsten Windecker

Kootenay Insurance Services

78

Kristin Fargey

Kootenay Insurance Services

79

Richard Thomas

Nelson Vineyard Church

80

Julie Underwood

Kootenay Insurance Services

81

Daniel Snell

Nelson Vineyard Church

82

Teryn Chee

Nelson Vineyard Church

83

Mike Moor

Cornerstone General Contracting Ltd.

84

sandra bernier

Stepping stones super stars

85

Regula Langenegger

GT Grizzlies

86

Jeremy McComb

LVR Rec Leadership

87

Angela Sabzevari Gonzalez

LVR Rec Leadership

88

Maria Schuh

Nelson Covenant Church

89

Zoe Taylor

LVR Rec Leadership

90

Andriana Bergman

Bergman Team!

91

Leesa Strebchuk

Kootenay Insurance Services

92

Ainsley Mackie

Noon and Daybreak Walkers

93

Colleen Driscoll

Noon and Daybreak Walkers

94

Jeff Strong

Nelson Covenant Church

95

Daphne Powell

Room and Board

96

Bernadette Fuhrmann

97

Allison Alder

Noon and Daybreak Walkers

98

Laura Gellatly

Noon and Daybreak Walkers

99

Megan McTague

Erica'a Avengers

100

Phyllis Nash

Room and Board

101

Paris Voykin

Valley Girls

102

Michael Dailly

HappyWalkers

Event Day Details

Save the date - Event Day is February 20, 2021!

The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community.

Toque Pick-Up Times

Walkers who raise $150+ (adults 18 and over) or $75 (children/youth 17 and under) will receive a CNOY toque as a thank you!


  • Tuesday, February 16, 4-6 pm
  • Thursday, February 18, 4-6 pm
  • Pickup Location TBA
  • Team captains may pick up toques for their whole team if they wish

Have questions? Visit our FAQ section!

Virtual CNOY Day

This is your own self-organized micro-walk! Virtual CNOY Day should feel pretty familiar once you get walking - here are some key things you'll need to do on February 20 (or whatever day in February you decide to walk):

  • Gather with your covid-safe bubble (or on your own)
  • Map out a safe 2-5 km route
  • Let someone know where you are
  • Bring a cell phone in case of emergency
  • Share online as you go! #cnoy21
  • Keep fundraising (half of all fundraising happens in the last week!)
  • Be safe and have fun!

2020 CNOY Photos

Photo Credit: Lucy Lopez (Note: It's hard to believe, but these pics from last year are from a time before covid! Memoriiiiieeesss...)

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Contact Us


Nelson CARES Society

Stephanie Myers Campaign Coordinator
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email fundcoordinator@nelsoncares.ca

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