Raised:
$15,235
38%Goal:
$40,000

Salmon Arm

Hosted by Shuswap Food Action Society

53Walkers19Teams32Days Left

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 hunger, hurt and homelessness. Walk with us (virtually) in the Shuswap on February 20, 2021 – there’s a place for everyone! For an optional curated route available through February, see our 2km and 5km map around Downtown Salmon Arm. Grow Your Awareness by watching for informative signs in participating business windows along this route.

Community Sponsors

Salmon Arm (Shuswap Food Action Society) is super grateful for our fantastic 2021 sponsors! View all sponsors >

About Shuswap Food Action Society

Shuswap Food Action Society is dedicated to turning ideas into ACTION to address the food insecurity affecting many members of our community. We believe everybody has the right to affordable, safe & nutritious food & we are determined to leave no one behind!


We work cooperatively with other non-profit groups, local farmers & food producers to create increased access to healthy local foods.


Shuswap Family Boxes: provide FREE local food to families in need while supporting our local farmers by purchasing directly from them.

Shuswap Community Teaching Garden: growing produce collectively to GIVE to Food Banks & other social service groups. They can also bring clients to the garden to engage with, learn from & be a part of this community service.


Actions to come include School Meal Programs (Farm to School), Gleaning, Food Skills & so many more!


By joining with & supporting us, you become a part of the solutionsthat create healthier & more resilient communities.

Salmon Arm 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

Shuswap Food Action

Melanie Bennett

5

2,215.00

2

The Book Babes and Library Lads

Susan Dobson

1

325.00

3

Shuswap And District Retired Teachers

Carol McAndrew

2

300.00

4

Light in the Darkness

Tyson Beerstra

3

300.00

5

Shuswap Holistic Wellness

Cassie Babakaiff

2

150.00

6

Salmon Arm Economic Development Society

Jocelyne Baker

3

125.00

7

Shuswap Adventure Girls

Sarah Tokarek

8

95.00

8

Elan Chiropractic/ Family Wellness

Josephene Juell

2

50.00

9

Cool to Fuel

Patricia Danforth

2

50.00

10

Wading Into The Cold

Hugh Bennett

2

50.00

11

Downtown Salmon Arm

Lindsay Wong

1

50.00

12

Buckerfield's Salmon Arm

Toni Walton

2

25.00

13

Rick''s Christian's

Rick Everett

3

14

Gratitude Yoga

Cate Currie

1

15

Walk It Out-side

Stephanie Lafazanos

1

16

Women Who Wine Society

Lindsay Wong

1

17

Freezing Walkers

Arlyn Friesen

1

18

The Fast and the Flurries

Chris LeFloch

8

19

Until we get back to the Pool!

The Caner Family

3

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Claire Askew

Shuswap Food Action

8

1,600.00

2

Melanie Bennett

Shuswap Food Action

8

565.00

3

Maryke Young

1

500.00

4

Susan Dobson

The Book Babes and Library Lads

6

325.00

5

Carol McAndrew

Shuswap And District Retired Teachers

8

300.00

6

Rhea Stephens

Light in the Darkness

1

300.00

7

Cassie Babakaiff

Shuswap Holistic Wellness

2

150.00

8

Jocelyne Baker

Salmon Arm Economic Development Society

3

125.00

9

Lindsay Wong

Downtown Salmon Arm

1

50.00

10

Machiko Nagatomo

Shuswap Food Action

1

50.00

11

Josephene Juell

Elan Chiropractic/ Family Wellness

1

50.00

12

Hugh Bennett

Wading Into The Cold

1

50.00

13

Sarah Rempel

Shuswap Adventure Girls

1

50.00

14

Sarah Tokarek

Shuswap Adventure Girls

1

25.00

15

Toni Walton

Buckerfield's Salmon Arm

1

25.00

16

Pamela Smelsky

Shuswap Adventure Girls

1

20.00

17

Brandi Verhagen

Buckerfield's Salmon Arm

18

Alexa Klassen

Cool to Fuel

19

Scott Hutchison

Elan Chiropractic/ Family Wellness

20

Marina Davis

Shuswap Adventure Girls

21

Jenny Hagan

Shuswap Adventure Girls

22

Caley Parlette

Shuswap Adventure Girls

23

Alfred Borg

Rick''s Christian's

24

Evelyne Stremel

Rick''s Christian's

25

Rick Everett

Rick''s Christian's

26

Madelaine M

Shuswap Adventure Girls

27

Paul Bennett

Shuswap And District Retired Teachers

28

Sarah Palmer

Shuswap Adventure Girls

29

Chris Carr

Wading Into The Cold

30

Patricia Danforth

Cool to Fuel

31

Justin Braby

The Fast and the Flurries

32

Chantal Tessier

Shuswap Holistic Wellness

33

Cal Johnson

Salmon Arm Economic Development Society

34

Lana Fitt

Salmon Arm Economic Development Society

35

Sarah Cousens

Shuswap Food Action

36

Nan Gray

Shuswap Food Action

37

Cate Currie

Gratitude Yoga

38

Arlyn Friesen

Freezing Walkers

39

Lindsay Wong

Women Who Wine Society

40

Carolyn Matyjanka

Light in the Darkness

41

Chris LeFloch

The Fast and the Flurries

42

Robyn Cyr

43

Amy Vallarino

The Fast and the Flurries

44

Kristine Wickner

The Fast and the Flurries

45

Leah Walker

The Fast and the Flurries

46

Candice Benner

The Fast and the Flurries

47

Stephanie Lafazanos

Walk It Out-side

48

Joy Pel

The Fast and the Flurries

49

Emily Pel

The Fast and the Flurries

50

The Caner Family

Until we get back to the Pool!

51

Tyson Beerstra

Light in the Darkness

Event Day Details

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

We envision February 20th as having people throughout the Shuswap out walking, with their teams, families or solo, in solidarity and support for a Food Secure Shuswap with abundance for ALL members of our communities. Have fun with social media and tag us FB @shuswapfoodaction, IG @shuswapfood and #cnoy21 to show off your walk!

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, 3-5 pm @ Braby Motors
  • Thursday, February 18, 4-6 pm @ Buckerfield's
  • Saturday, February 20, 10-12pm @ Home Building Centre
  • 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#eatlocalshuswap
  • Keep fundraising (half of all fundraising happens in the last week!)
  • Be safe and have fun!

See our curated downtown route for an option to explore our downtown core.

Salmon Arm Maps

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

5kmView + print!

Grow Your Awareness! An optional Downtown Salmon Arm route! Laps main walk twice & adds the wharf. Browse the windows along the route to learn about Food Security, Fun Facts & Shuswap Solutions.

2kmView + print!

Grow Your Awareness! An optional Downtown Salmon Arm route! Starts & End at SASCU. Browse the participating windows along the route to learn about Food Security, Fun Facts & Shuswap Solutions.

Contact Us


Salmon Arm

Melanie Bennett Secretary for Shuswap Food Action Society
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 250.804.5348
Email secretary@shuswapfood.ca

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