Raised:
$36,522
29%Goal:
$126,000

Stratford

Hosted by Stratford/Perth Shelter Link and Stratford Connection Centre

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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. Team up, walk, and fundraise! It’s cold out there... but there’s no place like home.

Community Sponsors

Stratford (Stratford/Perth Shelter Link & Stratford Connection Centre) is super grateful for our fantastic 2022 sponsors! View all sponsors >

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

Stratford Slip Sliders

Graham Bunting

8

8,320.00

2

CFUW - Stratford

Kate Welsh

6

2,485.00

3

Connections Stratford

Tanya Hefkey

9

1,520.00

4

Stratford Anglican Churches

Wade Phibbs

7

995.00

5

Stratford-Perth Pride

Patty Brine

6

835.00

6

Stratford Sabrecats

Jodi Froud

13

825.00

7

Snow Angels

Janette Gryba

5

775.00

8

The Local Community Food Centre

Derek Barnes

5

710.00

9

Windmill Walker's

Susan Molenhuis

3

485.00

10

Home Run

Beth Beech

3

450.00

11

YNCU - Stratford/Perth Shelterlink

Anita Araujo

2

380.00

12

Parkview United Church

Diane Mitchell

6

340.00

13

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

Ronalda Dignan

5

300.00

14

Skinners for Shelter

Nick Skinner

2

300.00

15

Star Walkers

Barb Cottle

2

300.00

16

The Parlour Inn

Steve Ireson

2

250.00

17

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

Jill Carter

3

250.00

18

Square Pegs

Anita Gaffney Misener

1

200.00

19

Warmhearted Snow Warriors

Sara Brown

1

200.00

20

Walkin' Rockin' Rotaractors

Laurie Brown

3

130.00

21

Team Haggis

Marilyn Holmes

7

100.00

22

Graceful Walkers

Gail Fricker

1

75.00

23

Walking on the Snow

Lisa Van Osch

1

75.00

24

RE/MAX and Chill

Amanda DeBoer

4

50.00

25

Warmth From the Ground Up

Kathryn Niklaus

1

47.00

26

Chattering teeth

Alida Smisek

1

27

Starbucks Support Canada

Janie Groulx

1

28

Cold Feet in the Street

Eve and Raine Satchell (co-captains)

1

29

Madelyn's Mad Dogs

Krista Moore

7

30

HolyFit!

Amy, Peter, Abigail and Violet Lejcar

4

31

CannaFung

mykel warford

1

32

Nicole Ferreira

Nicole Ferreira

1

33

Golden Bear Necessities

Melanie Mohr

2

34

MTE Consultants

Laurie Stephens

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Dan Mathieson

Stratford Slip Sliders

17

4,000.00

2

Graham Bunting

Stratford Slip Sliders

35

3,000.00

3

Janette Gryba

Snow Angels

10

625.00

4

Kathryn Blandford

CFUW - Stratford

4

625.00

5

Jessica Leney

Stratford-Perth Pride

7

485.00

6

Kate Welsh

CFUW - Stratford

6

415.00

7

Kathy Vassilakos

Stratford Slip Sliders

11

395.00

8

Rachel Winger

YNCU - Stratford/Perth Shelterlink

6

380.00

9

Nancy McCallum

Stratford Anglican Churches

6

355.00

10

Susan Molenhuis

Windmill Walker's

2

350.00

11

Joe Gladding

Connections Stratford

7

335.00

12

Jodi Froud

Stratford Sabrecats

4

325.00

13

Catherine Hardman

Connections Stratford

5

320.00

14

Nick Skinner

Skinners for Shelter

1

300.00

15

Beth Beech

Home Run

1

300.00

16

Hélène Crabb

CFUW - Stratford

5

300.00

17

Barb Cottle

Star Walkers

2

300.00

18

Jo-Dee Burbach

Stratford Slip Sliders

4

300.00

19

tammy mccullough

Connections Stratford

4

290.00

20

Susan Montgomery

Connections Stratford

5

275.00

21

Chris Schroer

The Local Community Food Centre

5

260.00

22

Steve Ireson

The Parlour Inn

5

235.00

23

Bill Brooks

Stratford Anglican Churches

4

225.00

24

To Clifford

Stratford Slip Sliders

1

200.00

25

Tanya Hefkey

Connections Stratford

2

200.00

26

Sara Brown

Warmhearted Snow Warriors

3

200.00

27

Tanya Phibbs

Stratford Anglican Churches

3

200.00

28

Lissa Sweitzer

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

2

200.00

29

Anita Gaffney Misener

Square Pegs

1

200.00

30

Carolyn Ropp

Stratford Sabrecats

2

200.00

31

Jill Carter

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

4

200.00

32

Danielle Ingram

Stratford Slip Sliders

4

175.00

33

Maxine and Richard Cook

Parkview United Church

3

165.00

34

Ruby Joy

Stratford-Perth Pride

2

150.00

35

Sharon Butler

Snow Angels

2

150.00

36

Ian Morton

Stratford Sabrecats

2

150.00

37

Christina Douthwaite

Stratford Sabrecats

2

150.00

38

Henri Molenhuis

Windmill Walker's

2

135.00

39

Christy Bertrand

3

125.00

40

Sheila Clarke

CFUW - Stratford

2

125.00

41

Sherrie Roulston

Parkview United Church

2

125.00

42

Carole Oliver

CFUW - Stratford

3

120.00

43

Wade Phibbs

Stratford Anglican Churches

3

120.00

44

June Leitch

Stratford Slip Sliders

1

100.00

45

Toni Johnston

Connections Stratford

1

100.00

46

Martin Gould

Home Run

1

100.00

47

Laurie Brown

Walkin' Rockin' Rotaractors

1

100.00

48

AJ Adams

Stratford-Perth Pride

3

100.00

49

Marilyn Holmes

Team Haggis

2

100.00

50

Lisa Van Osch

Walking on the Snow

1

75.00

51

Lorraine Brooks

Stratford Anglican Churches

3

75.00

52

Gail Fricker

Graceful Walkers

1

50.00

53

Wendy Riehl

RE/MAX and Chill

1

50.00

54

John Herbert

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

1

50.00

55

Eric Charbonneau

Stratford-Perth Pride

1

50.00

56

Melissa Marcelissen

Stratford-Perth Pride

2

50.00

57

Jenn Parsons

The Local Community Food Centre

1

50.00

58

Martin Ritsma

Stratford Slip Sliders

1

50.00

59

Ronalda Dignan

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

2

50.00

60

Teresa Coulthard

Parkview United Church

1

50.00

61

Allie Penner

Home Run

1

50.00

62

Kathryn Niklaus

Warmth From the Ground Up

3

47.00

63

Terri Philpott

Stratford Anglican Churches

1

20.00

64

Chef Kyle Nichol

The Parlour Inn

1

15.00

65

Sarah Seddon

Stratford Sabrecats

66

Dianne Mummery

Team Haggis

67

Alida Smisek

Chattering teeth

68

Sam Seddon

Stratford Sabrecats

69

Katie Seddon

Stratford Sabrecats

70

Andrea Harbin

Snow Angels

71

Nathan Good

Stratford Sabrecats

72

Janis Nicholson

Stratford Sabrecats

73

Jamie Cottle

Star Walkers

74

Noah Seddon

Stratford Sabrecats

75

Laura Ennett

76

Leanne Kelly

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

77

Noah Feltham

Stratford Sabrecats

78

Laura Morlock

RE/MAX and Chill

79

Loretta Van Beek

Team Haggis

80

Kathryn Niklaus

81

Shira Ginsler

Walkin' Rockin' Rotaractors

82

Luke Feltham

Stratford Sabrecats

83

Ann Baggley

84

Stephanie Schmidt

Walkin' Rockin' Rotaractors

85

Amanda DeBoer

RE/MAX and Chill

86

Keldon Skinner

HolyFit!

87

Darian Skinner

HolyFit!

88

Cassandra Vink

HolyFit!

89

Anita Araujo

YNCU - Stratford/Perth Shelterlink

90

Abby Tomlinson

91

Connor and Nate

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

92

Lindsay Pickering

RE/MAX and Chill

93

Diane Mitchell

Parkview United Church

94

Riley Seddon

Stratford Sabrecats

95

Judy Matheson

Team Haggis

96

Bob McMullen

Parkview United Church

97

Christine Thomas

Team Haggis

98

Loree Skinner

Skinners for Shelter

99

Joanna Gordon

Team Haggis

100

Janet Lange

101

Gerrad Everard

102

mykel warford

CannaFung

103

Steve Mitchell

Parkview United Church

104

Amy, Peter, Abigail and Violet Lejcar

HolyFit!

105

Jen Vredeveld

Connections Stratford

106

Kyle Betts

Connections Stratford

107

Roxxi Laramey

Madelyn's Mad Dogs

108

Shannon Nelson

Madelyn's Mad Dogs

109

Jamie Wilson

Madelyn's Mad Dogs

110

Mariah Gibson

Madelyn's Mad Dogs

111

Krista Moore

Madelyn's Mad Dogs

112

Danielle McGorman

Madelyn's Mad Dogs

113

Laurie Stephens

MTE Consultants

114

Eve and Raine Satchell (co-captains)

Cold Feet in the Street

115

Nancy Adams

Stratford Anglican Churches

116

Jamika Scott

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

117

Patty Brine

Stratford-Perth Pride

118

Eunice Beimers

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

119

Melanie Mohr

Golden Bear Necessities

120

Connie Zorgdrager

Snow Angels

121

Lindsay Molenhuis

Windmill Walker's

122

Rebecca Wilson

Golden Bear Necessities

123

Derek Barnes

The Local Community Food Centre

124

Karen Elliott

125

Nicole Ferreira

Nicole Ferreira

126

Tim Elliott

The Local Community Food Centre

127

Heather Allan

The Local Community Food Centre

128

Kathy McCutchen

Team Haggis

129

Kimberly Richardson

130

Janie Groulx

Starbucks Support Canada

131

Lana Mendez

132

Meghan Mckay

Madelyn's Mad Dogs

Event Day Details

Save the date - Event Day is February 26, 2022!

Join us in-person on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Scroll down to read all the event day details!

Start

Upper Queen's Park Bandshell

Check-in

  • All walkers must check-in to participate in the in-person event on Saturday, February 26, 2022.
  • 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.
  • We will host pick-up days in February

Have questions? Visit our FAQ section!

Schedule

  • 3:45 pm: Check-in and hat pick-up opens
  • 4:45 pm: Celebration/Opening remarks
  • 5:00 pm: Walker send off
  • 5:30-6:30 pm: Snacks served enroute
  • 7:00 pm:: Route closes

Route Details

  • Route Distances: 2 km (one lap) or 5 km (two laps)
  • Rest stop: There will be one rest stop on the route with snacks and drinks
  • Signage: All routes will be well-signed with our bold blue CNOY signs
  • Route Support: Route marshals and rest stop hosts will provide support at intersections and along the route
  • 12 and under walkers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times

Special Toque Pick-up

(+In-person walkers can pick up their toques before the event day or at walker check-in on February 26th.


For our wonderful virtual walkers, we will schedule pick-up dates as needed


  • Pick-up times & locations to be arranged in January
  • Team captains may pick up toques for their whole team if they wish

Handling Money

We cannot process cash or cheques at our in-person event. Here's what you can do:

  • 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.

What to Bring

A few common sense suggestions:

  • A cell phone for photos and emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • Good waterproof shoes/boots for walking
  • Warm coat and mitts/gloves
  • A face mask for personal use or if you need to go inside
  • Extra snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • Your own water bottle
  • Creative signage about your team name or our charity causes
  • A passion for the charity you're walking and fundraising for

Waivers

All participants must register online this year and accept the electronic waiver.

  • When they register online, they will automatically accept an electronic waiver, which is all that is needed for adults.
  • 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.

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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.

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


About Stratford Connection Centre

United Way Perth-Huron invites you to join us to walk in support of local individuals experiencing homelessness, hurt and hunger in the Stratford and area community.


Walk any time "virtually" during the month of February, or join us for our in-person event on Saturday, February 26th.


Walk to support the Stratford Connection Centre, a place for those experiencing homelessness—or those at risk of becoming homeless—to go to connect with services, shower, do laundry and have a meal. Together, we can build a brighter future for more local people.

Contact Us


Stratford

Sonya Heyen Event Coordinator
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 5192717730
Email sheyen@perthhuron.unitedway.ca

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