Raised:
$22,676
32%Goal:
$70,000

Stratford

Hosted by Stratford/Perth Shelter Link and UNF Initiative Stratford

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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 #UnitedApart on February 20-28 2021 – there’s a place for everyone!

Community Sponsors

Stratford (Stratford/Perth Shelter Link & UNF Initiative Stratford) is super grateful for our fantastic 2021 sponsors! View all sponsors >

About Stratford/​Perth Shelter Link

Stratford/Perth Shelterlink provides Perth County youth ages 16-24, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, with shelter, basic needs, support, community aid and advocacy services. For more information visit shelterlink.org or call 519-272-2294.

In September of 2020, 107 individuals identified themselves as experiencing homelessness in Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County, with 97 of those experiencing chronic homelessness. Given that it’s estimated 80 per cent of homelessness is hidden, many more local people are likely facing this issue on a daily basis.

February 20th-28th, we will be hosting and participating in The Coldest Night of The Year which is a 2k or 5k walk of your choice. Please join us by putting in a team, collecting pledges and walking with us.


This will be a fun event for families, work teams, sports teams, youth groups, church groups, corporations, businesses and other not-for-profits.

Let's show Perth County's homeless youth our warmth!


About UNF Initiative Stratford

United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) invites you to walk with us on February 20th, 2021 to help the homeless, the hungry and the hurting. Walk to support the Urgent Needs Fund (UNF) supporting families and individuals who are living paycheque to paycheque with little to no buffer against life’s challenges. They’re some of our most resilient community members, but one emergency can create a crisis that’s hard to recover from.

Walk to support our youth through early intervention counselling, counselling for youth who witness domestic violence and community support for youth who are homeless.

Stratford 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

CFUW Stratford

Kate Welsh

6

1,790.00

2

Team Nater

Julie Ryan

4

1,375.00

3

Stratford Saints

Sherry LeSouder

3

540.00

4

Shelterlink Sole Maskers

Ann Vaters

4

400.00

5

Cold Feet, Warm Hearts - HPC and Friends

Jill Carter

2

395.00

6

Red Hot Chili Steppers

Allyson Ohm

3

375.00

7

Warmhearted Snow Warriors

Sara Brown

2

365.00

8

Court Crew

Jakki Wiseman

2

350.00

9

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

Ronalda Dignan

7

345.00

10

Harmer walkers

Trudy Harmer

6

251.00

11

Home Run

Beth Beech

1

250.00

12

Golden Bear Necessities

Melanie Mohr

2

225.00

13

Square Pegs

Anita Gaffney Misener

1

150.00

14

Amanda Martin

Amanda Martin

1

125.00

15

Walking on the Snow!

Lisa Van Osch

1

125.00

16

License to Chill

Rachel, Menno, Audrey & Marcus Peters

2

100.00

17

Team Slow Pants

Lindsay Kieffer

1

100.00

18

West End Pharmacy

Todd Hill

2

100.00

19

Stratford Libro

Katherine Glover

4

60.00

20

Stratford Slip Sliders

Graham Bunting

3

25.00

21

The Local Community Food Centre

Derek Barnes

5

20.00

22

The Sauvé Saints

Faye Hickey

5

23

Dream Team

Hannah Bush

1

24

Team HPHA

Lyndsay Baetz

1

25

Walkin’ Rockin’ Rotaractors

Laurie Brown

3

26

McDonald's Stratford & New Hamburg

William Mason

2

27

Kelly's Leprechauns

Lu Anne Million-Kelly

1

28

Wilkerstall Walkers

Tricia Wilkerson

1

29

Remer Tremor

William Robinson

2

30

New Swans

Susan Bailey

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Tyler Ryan

Team Nater

30

1,000.00

2

Kate Welsh

CFUW Stratford

5

500.00

3

Anne Carbert

CFUW Stratford

11

420.00

4

John Herbert

Cold Feet, Warm Hearts - HPC and Friends

6

395.00

5

Kaitlyn Bannon

Court Crew

4

350.00

6

Julie Ryan

Team Nater

3

325.00

7

Bill Brooks

Stratford Saints

4

320.00

8

KATHRYN Blandford

CFUW Stratford

3

300.00

9

Kelly Elliott

Red Hot Chili Steppers

2

300.00

10

Sheila Clarke

CFUW Stratford

5

290.00

11

Sara Brown

Warmhearted Snow Warriors

5

290.00

12

Beth Beech

Home Run

1

250.00

13

Tammy Whaling

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

3

245.00

14

Hélène Crabb

CFUW Stratford

3

230.00

15

Lorraine Brooks

Stratford Saints

3

220.00

16

Ann Vaters

Shelterlink Sole Maskers

6

200.00

17

Anita Gaffney Misener

Square Pegs

1

150.00

18

Lisa Van Osch

Walking on the Snow!

2

125.00

19

Rachel, Menno, Audrey & Marcus Peters

License to Chill

1

100.00

20

Todd Hill

West End Pharmacy

1

100.00

21

Rebecca Wilson

Golden Bear Necessities

1

100.00

22

Lindsay Kieffer

Team Slow Pants

2

100.00

23

Melanie Mohr

Golden Bear Necessities

2

75.00

24

Taylor Westman

Warmhearted Snow Warriors

2

75.00

25

Deb Moon

Harmer walkers

2

70.00

26

Keith Mitchell

Team Nater

1

50.00

27

Ellen Jutzi

Red Hot Chili Steppers

2

50.00

28

Trudy Harmer

Harmer walkers

1

41.00

29

Allyson Ohm

Red Hot Chili Steppers

1

25.00

30

Ange Huehnergard

Harmer walkers

1

20.00

31

Katherine Glover

Stratford Libro

1

20.00

32

Don Moon

Harmer walkers

1

20.00

33

Brennen Heenan

Stratford Libro

1

20.00

34

Kim Kuranyi

Stratford Libro

1

20.00

35

Derek Barnes

The Local Community Food Centre

1

20.00

36

Taylor Arsenault

1

10.00

37

Faye Hickey

The Sauvé Saints

38

Kathy Vassilakos

Stratford Slip Sliders

39

Graham Bunting

Stratford Slip Sliders

40

Laura Ennett

The Sauvé Saints

41

Heather Allan

The Local Community Food Centre

42

Julie Haefling

The Sauvé Saints

43

Phoenicia Kempel

The Sauvé Saints

44

Amy Brodhagen

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

45

George Jansen

West End Pharmacy

46

Gord Hunter

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

47

Erin Vollmer

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

48

Skyler Holmes

Remer Tremor

49

Ronalda Dignan

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

50

Breanne Cragg

Stratford Libro

51

Tanya Gordon

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

52

Katelyn Riley

Shelterlink Sole Maskers

53

Eunice Beimers

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

54

Cheryl Schmidt

55

Heather Tamas

The Sauvé Saints

56

Tom Clifford

Stratford Slip Sliders

57

Hannah Bush

Dream Team

58

William Mason

McDonald's Stratford & New Hamburg

59

John Nater

Team Nater

60

Jen Dalton

Shelterlink Sole Maskers

61

William Robinson

Remer Tremor

62

Jakki Wiseman

Court Crew

63

Jill Carter

Cold Feet, Warm Hearts - HPC and Friends

64

Matthew & Mieke Peters

License to Chill

65

Terri Finnie

Shelterlink Sole Maskers

66

Lu Anne Million-Kelly

Kelly's Leprechauns

67

Dave Harmer

Harmer walkers

68

Randy, Catherine & Adam Bauman

Team Trinity

69

Susan Bailey

New Swans

70

Laurie Brown

Walkin’ Rockin’ Rotaractors

71

Jacob Bergsma

McDonald's Stratford & New Hamburg

72

Sherry LeSouder

Stratford Saints

73

Lyndsay Baetz

Team HPHA

74

Serena Carley

The Local Community Food Centre

75

Lucas Tingle

The Local Community Food Centre

76

Jenn Parsons

The Local Community Food Centre

77

Tricia Wilkerson

Wilkerstall Walkers

78

Shira Ginsler

Walkin’ Rockin’ Rotaractors

79

Amanda Martin

Amanda Martin

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!

Contact Us


UNF Initiative Stratford

Susan Faber Director, Resource Development and Communication
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 5192717730
Email sfaber@perthhuron.unitedway.ca

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