Pictou County Roots for Youth is committed to ending youth homelessness in our community. We serve youth aged 16-24 and operate a 4-bed shelter that provides temporary accommodation. We are committed to helping youth end their homelessness permanently, and work through a 4-step process with each young person to that end.
In September 2017 we opened 2 transition houses so youth leaving Roots can have access to safe and affordable housing while rebuilding their lives and continuing to make use of the supports available through our staff and programs.
We also open our house daily from 4:30 to 8 PM so that ANY young person can eat, get online, do laundry, grab a shower, and find a sympathetic listening ear.
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.
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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.
219 Army Cadets
Roots in Boots and Toques
Coldest Hands Warmest Hearts
Kay's Caring Crew