Raised:
$104,246
148%Goal:
$70,000

Stratford

Hosted by Stratford/Perth Shelter Link and UNF Initiative Stratford

234Walkers49Teams

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 >

2021 CNOY Photos

Thanks to all of our amazing photographer volunteers! If you've got a CNOY Day snapshot you'd like to share, email it to photos@cnoy.org.

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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!


Sponsor volunteers from Home & Company will be hosting three pick-up time options. Choose one:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 20, Noon-2:00 pm
  • Pick-Up Location: Home & Company, Real Estate Corp. Brokerage - East end of parking lot (towards back of building), 245 Downie St Suite 108, Stratford, ON N5A 1X5. Parking is available on the North side of Falstaff street.

If you are uncomfortable with curbside pick-up or you cannot make our pick-up times work in your schedule, contact Sonya sheyen@perthhuron.unitedway.ca. We have volunteers available to make deliveries


Have questions? Visit our FAQ section!

Virtual CNOY Day

This is your own self-organized walk! 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 and Tag @UnitedWayPH and @StratfordPerthShelterlink
  • Keep fundraising (half of all fundraising happens in the last week!)
  • If you're able, stop by the downtown Scotiabank for a celebratory photo in front of our snowflake window
  • Be safe and have fun!

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

Stratford Slip Sliders

Graham Bunting

9

8,950.90

2

Team Nater

Julie Ryan

4

5,350.00

3

CFUW Stratford

Kate Welsh

9

4,730.00

4

Home Run

Beth Beech

6

4,135.00

5

PARKVIEW UNITED CHURCH

Diane Mitchell

8

4,022.00

6

Holy Fit

Amy, Peter, Abigail and Violet Lejcar

10

3,936.00

7

The Ferbs

Grace Erb

1

3,800.00

8

Stratford Saints

Sherry LeSouder

7

3,225.00

9

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

Jamie-Lyn Horwood

15

3,160.00

10

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Lori Stewart

5

3,065.00

11

Scotiabank Stratford

Rona Marquez

12

2,875.00

12

Team HPHA

Lyndsay Baetz

5

2,685.00

13

Memorial Baptist Church

Marshall Morden

8

2,445.00

14

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

Ronalda Dignan

9

2,400.00

15

the blockwalkers

Megan Lennox

5

1,920.00

16

Shelterlink Sole Maskers

Ann Vaters

4

1,895.00

17

SDSS Golden Bear Necessities

Melanie Mohr

2

1,875.00

18

The Sauvé Saints

Faye Hickey

8

1,780.00

19

B's Who Walk

Marian deWever

5

1,605.00

20

Red Hot Chili Steppers

Allyson Ohm

5

1,545.00

21

Walkin’ Rockin’ Rotaractors

Laurie Brown

6

1,350.00

22

Warmhearted Snow Warriors

Sara Brown

2

1,245.00

23

Cold Feet, Warm Hearts - HPC and Friends

Jill Carter

2

1,076.00

24

To Bean or Not to Bean

Christy Muddle

1

1,000.00

25

Windmill Walker's

Susan Molenhuis

4

955.00

26

Harmer walkers

Trudy Harmer

8

941.00

27

West End Pharmacy

Todd Hill

3

850.00

28

Court Crew

Jakki Wiseman

2

785.00

29

Holy Walkers

William Kramer

3

775.00

30

Walking on the Snow!

Lisa Van Osch

2

765.00

31

New Swans

Susan Bailey

2

696.00

32

McDonald's Stratford & New Hamburg

William Mason

4

675.00

33

Wilkerstall Walkers

Tricia Wilkerson

1

600.00

34

Star Walkers

Barb Cottle

4

550.00

35

Stratford Libro

Katherine Glover

4

410.00

36

Team Slow Pants

Lindsay Kieffer

6

410.00

37

The Frozen Ford’s

Pam Ford

4

300.00

38

Skyline Mid-West

Valerie Fagan

4

300.00

39

Team RE/MAX

Amanda DeBoer

2

300.00

40

License to Chill

Rachel, Menno, Audrey & Marcus Peters

2

200.00

41

Amanda Martin

Amanda Martin

1

175.00

42

Square Pegs

Anita Gaffney Misener

1

150.00

43

The Local Community Food Centre

Derek Barnes

5

140.00

44

Scott and Michelle

Michelle McDonnell

1

100.00

45

Dream Team

Hannah Bush

1

46

Dancing Dressage Divas and Prancing Pooch Paws

Amanda Peer

1

47

Stratford Art Sparks

Georgia Steel

1

48

Remer Tremor

William Robinson

2

49

Kelly's Leprechauns

Lu Anne Million-Kelly

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Tyler Ryan

Team Nater

88

4,825.00

2

Grace Erb

The Ferbs

12

3,750.00

3

Dan Mathieson

Stratford Slip Sliders

28

3,300.00

4

Denise Nonomura

20

1,850.00

5

Graham Bunting

Stratford Slip Sliders

22

1,640.00

6

Beth Beech

Home Run

26

1,575.00

7

Rebecca Wilson

SDSS Golden Bear Necessities

6

1,480.00

8

Sheila Clarke

CFUW Stratford

20

1,335.00

9

David Butler

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

17

1,270.00

10

Shirin Mehrain

Team HPHA

12

1,260.00

11

Danielle Ingram

Stratford Slip Sliders

24

1,125.00

12

Sara Brown

Warmhearted Snow Warriors

20

1,050.00

13

John Herbert

Cold Feet, Warm Hearts - HPC and Friends

19

1,026.00

14

Meghan, Brad, Brynn, Parker & Casen Wolfe

Holy Fit

15

1,015.00

15

Christy Muddle

To Bean or Not to Bean

1

1,000.00

16

Judith Mcadam

15

905.00

17

Janine Pearson

Home Run

11

890.00

18

Anik Watson

Home Run

10

850.00

19

Ann Vaters

Shelterlink Sole Maskers

14

845.00

20

Diane Mitchell

PARKVIEW UNITED CHURCH

18

820.00

21

Anne Carbert

CFUW Stratford

20

785.00

22

Kate Welsh

CFUW Stratford

10

775.00

23

Cheryl Schmidt

14

755.00

24

Nancy McCallum

Stratford Saints

18

690.00

25

Kelly Elliott

Red Hot Chili Steppers

6

675.00

26

Lori Stewart

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

18

670.00

27

Lori Millian

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

16

645.00

28

Ellen Jutzi

Red Hot Chili Steppers

17

635.00

29

Courtney Fisher

Scotiabank Stratford

15

630.00

30

Steve Mitchell

PARKVIEW UNITED CHURCH

10

620.00

31

Sherrie Roulston

PARKVIEW UNITED CHURCH

10

620.00

32

June Leitch

Stratford Slip Sliders

14

600.00

33

Tricia Wilkerson

Wilkerstall Walkers

2

600.00

34

Melissa Crerar

Memorial Baptist Church

11

600.00

35

Tom Turner

Holy Fit

10

576.00

36

Tammy Whaling

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

7

570.00

37

Jo-Dee Burbach

Stratford Slip Sliders

7

560.00

38

Kathy Vassilakos

Stratford Slip Sliders

14

555.90

39

Jackie Collings

Memorial Baptist Church

3

550.00

40

George Jansen

West End Pharmacy

3

550.00

41

Sherry LeSouder

Stratford Saints

12

550.00

42

Wade & Tanya Phibbs

Stratford Saints

13

525.00

43

Susan Molenhuis

Windmill Walker's

2

525.00

44

Rona Marquez

Scotiabank Stratford

6

520.00

45

Alicia Dalton

Holy Fit

9

520.00

46

William Mason

McDonald's Stratford & New Hamburg

3

520.00

47

Laurie Brown

Walkin’ Rockin’ Rotaractors

11

510.00

48

Jennifer Lynn

PARKVIEW UNITED CHURCH

1

500.00

49

Dennis Crawford

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

2

500.00

50

Janette Gryba

Stratford Slip Sliders

10

495.00

51

Teresa Coulthard

PARKVIEW UNITED CHURCH

5

477.00

52

Greg Wideman

the blockwalkers

8

470.00

53

Kim Houle

Memorial Baptist Church

12

465.00

54

Kayla Hoyles

Scotiabank Stratford

4

450.00

55

Jeff Laustsen

Holy Walkers

7

450.00

56

Lissa Sweitzer

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

3

450.00

57

Ronalda Dignan

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

8

445.00

58

Katherine Hewitt

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

11

435.00

59

Amanda Vander Ploeg

9

430.00

60

Kaitlyn Bannon

Court Crew

8

425.00

61

Marian deWever

B's Who Walk

7

425.00

62

Amy, Peter, Abigail and Violet Lejcar

Holy Fit

7

420.00

63

Terri Finnie

Shelterlink Sole Maskers

8

420.00

64

Jamie-Lyn Horwood

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

6

400.00

65

Tom Clifford

Stratford Slip Sliders

2

400.00

66

Nora Walden

CFUW Stratford

8

400.00

67

KATHRYN Blandford

CFUW Stratford

4

400.00

68

Lisa Van Osch

Walking on the Snow!

9

395.00

69

Bill Brooks

Stratford Saints

6

390.00

70

Michelle Ahrens

Holy Fit

9

380.00

71

Bob McMullen

PARKVIEW UNITED CHURCH

6

370.00

72

Marita Taylor

Walking on the Snow!

9

370.00

73

Jakki Wiseman

Court Crew

10

360.00

74

Lynne Musselman

B's Who Walk

2

350.00

75

Lorraine Brooks

Stratford Saints

7

350.00

76

Laura Roulston

Walkin’ Rockin’ Rotaractors

10

345.00

77

Hélène Crabb

CFUW Stratford

5

330.00

78

Laura Morlock

7

330.00

79

Kim Bardwell

3

325.00

80

Mckenzie McDermid

Scotiabank Stratford

2

325.00

81

Heidi Danen

Scotiabank Stratford

2

325.00

82

Julie Ryan

Team Nater

3

325.00

83

Faye Hickey

The Sauvé Saints

4

320.00

84

Marshall Morden

Memorial Baptist Church

5

320.00

85

LAUREL KOWATSCH

PARKVIEW UNITED CHURCH

12

315.00

86

Deb Hunter

B's Who Walk

7

315.00

87

Liz Lagerwerf

B's Who Walk

8

315.00

88

Laura Ennett

The Sauvé Saints

6

310.00

89

Gilvan Greig-Clarke

CFUW Stratford

6

305.00

90

Megan Lennox

the blockwalkers

4

300.00

91

Martin Gould

Home Run

7

290.00

92

Ruby Munford

Windmill Walker's

9

280.00

93

Tracey Bolton

11

275.00

94

Lyndsay Baetz

Team HPHA

4

275.00

95

Sarah Stankieiwcz

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

6

270.00

96

Allie Penner

Home Run

4

265.00

97

Rose Harding

Home Run

8

265.00

98

Trudy Harmer

Harmer walkers

7

261.00

99

Eileen Etwell

Stratford Saints

4

250.00

100

Brenda Lester

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

1

250.00

101

Jen Vosper

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

7

250.00

102

Kimberly Richardson

5

250.00

103

Susan Young

New Swans

3

250.00

104

Amy Brodhagen

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

4

250.00

105

William Kramer

Holy Walkers

2

250.00

106

Shannon Kuepfer

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

4

250.00

107

Randy, Catherine & Adam Bauman

Team Trinity

2

250.00

108

Mark Shorey

Scotiabank Stratford

5

250.00

109

Gerda Wood

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

2

250.00

110

Erin Vollmer

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

2

225.00

111

Rylee Wolfkamp

Memorial Baptist Church

5

220.00

112

Marg Smith

PARKVIEW UNITED CHURCH

4

215.00

113

Gina & Maddison Smith

Red Hot Chili Steppers

7

210.00

114

Barb Cottle

Star Walkers

1

200.00

115

Lindsay Kieffer

Team Slow Pants

4

200.00

116

Jill McConkey

B's Who Walk

1

200.00

117

Phoenicia Kempel

The Sauvé Saints

3

200.00

118

Adam Babcook

5

200.00

119

Cassandra Vink

Holy Fit

2

200.00

120

Ann Baggley

Stratford Slip Sliders

4

200.00

121

Melanie Mohr

SDSS Golden Bear Necessities

6

195.00

122

Dan Parr

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

5

190.00

123

Julie Haefling

The Sauvé Saints

5

180.00

124

Deb Moon

Harmer walkers

3

170.00

125

Taylor Westman

Warmhearted Snow Warriors

5

155.00

126

Eunice Beimers

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

5

155.00

127

Todd Hill

West End Pharmacy

2

150.00

128

Jane Foster

Stratford Saints

2

150.00

129

Justin Skinner

Holy Fit

1

150.00

130

John Nater

Team Nater

1

150.00

131

Michelle Dzijacky

The Sauvé Saints

3

150.00

132

Brennen Heenan

Stratford Libro

5

150.00

133

Nancy King

1

150.00

134

Anita Gaffney Misener

Square Pegs

1

150.00

135

Skyling Mid-West - Matching Grant

Skyline Mid-West

1

150.00

136

LaDonna Boersma

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

3

145.00

137

Ange Huehnergard

Harmer walkers

4

145.00

138

Cheryl Moore

2

130.00

139

Emily Zimmerman

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

3

125.00

140

Amanda DeBoer

Team RE/MAX

2

125.00

141

Cate McCorquodale

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

2

125.00

142

Matthew Orchard

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

2

125.00

143

Wendy Riehl

Team RE/MAX

2

125.00

144

Jen Dalton

Shelterlink Sole Maskers

4

120.00

145

Tiffany Albrecht

McDonald's Stratford & New Hamburg

2

120.00

146

Gilles Houle

Memorial Baptist Church

4

115.00

147

Henri Molenhuis

Windmill Walker's

3

105.00

148

Julie Mittelholtz

Team Slow Pants

3

100.00

149

Mary Vink

Holy Fit

1

100.00

150

Kelley Teahen

West End Pharmacy

1

100.00

151

Ray Ford

The Frozen Ford’s

1

100.00

152

Leah Symons

Memorial Baptist Church

2

100.00

153

Ellen Hurley

Scotiabank Stratford

2

100.00

154

Heather Tamas

The Sauvé Saints

2

100.00

155

Rebecca Price

Walkin’ Rockin’ Rotaractors

2

100.00

156

Susan Bailey

New Swans

1

100.00

157

Rachel, Menno, Audrey & Marcus Peters

License to Chill

1

100.00

158

Dave Harmer

Harmer walkers

2

100.00

159

Michelle McDonnell

Scott and Michelle

1

100.00

160

Matthew & Mieke Peters

License to Chill

1

100.00

161

Nikki Donaldson

Scotiabank Stratford

1

100.00

162

Don Moon

Harmer walkers

2

95.00

163

Katelyn Riley

Shelterlink Sole Maskers

4

90.00

164

Sarah Merkel

Walkin’ Rockin’ Rotaractors

2

90.00

165

Shira Ginsler

Walkin’ Rockin’ Rotaractors

2

80.00

166

Delia Brander

The Sauvé Saints

2

75.00

167

Vicki Eckhardt

Scotiabank Stratford

1

75.00

168

Callum Wideman

the blockwalkers

2

75.00

169

Micah Wideman

the blockwalkers

1

75.00

170

Paula Valcke

The Sauvé Saints

2

75.00

171

Keldon Skinner

Holy Fit

1

75.00

172

grace wideman

the blockwalkers

3

75.00

173

Jane Schwering

Walkin’ Rockin’ Rotaractors

1

75.00

174

Darian Skinner

Holy Fit

1

75.00

175

Kim Kuranyi

Stratford Libro

2

70.00

176

Katherine Glover

Stratford Libro

3

70.00

177

Rick Brodhagen

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

3

70.00

178

Harsha Perera

Scotiabank Stratford

1

50.00

179

Pam Ford

The Frozen Ford’s

1

50.00

180

Jalen Aitcheson

Scotiabank Stratford

1

50.00

181

Helen Orr

Star Walkers

1

50.00

182

Bill Ramadani

Star Walkers

1

50.00

183

Valerie Fagan

Skyline Mid-West

1

50.00

184

Keith Reynolds

Holy Walkers

1

50.00

185

Keith Mitchell

Team Nater

1

50.00

186

Jess VB

Windmill Walker's

2

45.00

187

Gord Hunter

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

2

40.00

188

Derek Barnes

The Local Community Food Centre

2

40.00

189

Kate McDonald

Team Slow Pants

1

40.00

190

Jacob Bergsma

McDonald's Stratford & New Hamburg

2

35.00

191

Allyson Ohm

Red Hot Chili Steppers

1

25.00

192

Jill Carter

Cold Feet, Warm Hearts - HPC and Friends

1

25.00

193

Brianna Sykes

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

1

25.00

194

Bekki Schlosser

Team Slow Pants

1

25.00

195

Devynn Zorgdrager

Harmer walkers

1

20.00

196

Tanya Gordon

Scotiabank Snowflake Squad

1

20.00

197

Bill McDonald

Team Slow Pants

1

20.00

198

Andrew Phillips

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

199

Lu Anne Million-Kelly

Kelly's Leprechauns

200

Kathryn Ritsma

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

201

Tim Ford

The Frozen Ford’s

202

Leigh Winston

Red Hot Chili Steppers

203

Jacob Bergsma

McDonald's Stratford & New Hamburg

204

Serena Carley

The Local Community Food Centre

205

Lucas Tingle

The Local Community Food Centre

206

Jenn Parsons

The Local Community Food Centre

207

Hannah Bush

Dream Team

208

Cheryl McIntosh

Team HPHA

209

William Robinson

Remer Tremor

210

Marci Feltz

211

Heather Allan

The Local Community Food Centre

212

Tina it at Poulin

213

Amanda Martin

Amanda Martin

214

Breanne Cragg

Stratford Libro

215

Evelyn Kim

Team Slow Pants

216

Colleen Bell

Monteith Ritsma Phillips

217

Amanda Peer

Dancing Dressage Divas and Prancing Pooch Paws

218

Skyler Holmes

Remer Tremor

219

Amy Price

Skyline Mid-West

220

Georgia Steel

Stratford Art Sparks

221

Kelly Durette

Scotiabank Stratford

222

The Elmores

Memorial Baptist Church

223

Liora Steele

Team HPHA

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?
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