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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.

Soles for Souls

About Souls Harbour Rescue Mission Sydney

Take a walk with us around downtown Sydney to help raise funds and awareness for men, women and children struggling with food and housing insecurity. We anticipate 50 Souls Harbour friends to take our neighbourhood by storm! This will be a walk to remember - the first of it's kind in Cape Breton!


Money raised will be used to provide meals and more through our Food Truck program, while our seated drop in centre building gets renovated at 54 Ferry Street. All money raised will remain local to Sydney!


After two long covid winters, we are thrilled to be participating in the Coldest Night of the Year. Covid may slowed us down, but we have the victory!


But we also recognize, that there are some who are high risk, and not yet comfortable walking outside in groups yet. To that end, we would love to have you participate virtually. Create a team, raise funds, and walk on your own or with your bubble. Connect with Melanie at mhack@shrm.ca and she will make sure you feel like a part of the team through our social media campaigns.


Those not able to join a team are encouraged to make a donation to our Sydney Home Team, Souls Harbour Heroes, lead by Captain Terry Dwyer!

Event Day Details

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

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35 State Street, Sydney, NS, B1P 6J9

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 138

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Schedule

  • 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.

Check-In

  • 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.

Waivers

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!

Sydney Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

2kmView + print!

Start at Royal Canadian Legion, 35 State Street. Follow State Street to Prince Street and Turn Right. Follow Prince Street up to the train tracks. Cross Prince Street and walk back to the Legion.

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Here's a collection of our favourite photos from CNOY 2022 nationwide - special thanks to our many volunteer photographers who sent them in!

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Contact Us


CNOY Sydney 2023

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

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