Salmon Arm

Hosted by Shuswap Food Action Society

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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. Join us on February 25, 2023 - team up, fundraise, walk, and gather for good... because it’s cold out there.

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Team Name





Shuswap Food Action

Melanie Bennett





Team Name




Melanie Bennett

Shuswap Food Action



About Shuswap Food Action Society

Shuswap Food Action turns ideas into ACTION to address food insecurity, to increase food & nutrition literacy & to grow our local food economy. 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, fresh foods.

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

Shuswap Community Teaching Garden grows produce collectively to GIVE to our community while teaching participants the art of growing their own food!

Lighthouse Food Forest offers access to FREE garden produce while showcasing an example of using green spaces for food production.

Jackson Kitchen cooks healthy, affordable meals for students with local ingredients 4 days/week.

School Meals: affordable hot lunches at Shuswap Middle School, South Canoe Elementary and Souper Meals hot soup to participating Shuswap Schools.

SHU Box Food Coupons support our local farmers year-round & provide recipients dignified access to our Farmers' Markets.

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

Event Day Details

Save the date - CNOY Day is February 25, 2023!

StartGoogle Map

370 Lakeshore Dr NE 2nd floor, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N9

111 Lakeshore Dr NE E, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N3

Start: Downtown SASCU Branch

Finish: Downtown Askew's Foods


  • 4:00 pm: Meet Check-in opens
  • 5:00 pm: Move Opening remarks + send-off
  • 6:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 7:00 pm: Mosey Goodbye + Go Home

Not able join us in person on CNOY Day? We hope you'll register to fundraise and walk offsite with friends and family.

Route Details

  • Route Distances: Check out the maps below to see where we will be walking.
  • Rest stop: Keep an eye out for opportunities to rest and refresh with yummy snacks along the route.
  • Signage: All routes will be well-signed with our bold blue CNOY signs.
  • Route Support: Route marshals, rest stop hosts, and support vehicle drivers provide support along the route.
  • 12 and under walkers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.


  • All walkers must check-in personally to participate in the in-person event on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
  • 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.

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Handling Money

  • 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.


All participants must register online and accept the electronic waiver.

  • Adults: When you register online, you automatically accept an electronic waiver, which is all that is needed for adults.
  • Youth/Children: 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.
  • Waivers will be available at check-in on Event Day.

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
  • Extra snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • Your own water bottle
  • A passion for the charity you're walking and fundraising for!

Salmon Arm Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

5kmView + print!

Check in: 4pm Downtown SASCU Opening Ceremonies: 4:45 Walk Starts at 5pm Rest stop: Salvation Army Lighthouse Shelter (Bathroom available) Cup of soup at Downtown Askew's 5:30-6:30

2kmView + print!

Start location at Downtown SASCU. End location at Downtown Askew's with a cup of soup offered from 5:30-6:30

Contact Us

CNOY Salmon Arm 2023

The CNOY Team Participant & Donor Services
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email salmonarm@cnoy.org

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