Raised:
$88,821
80%Goal:
$110,000

Vancouver DTES

Hosted by FIRST UNITED

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The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk in support of local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us on February 24, 2024 - team up, fundraise, walk, and take a moment to look closer... because it’s cold out there.

Community Sponsors

Vancouver DTES (FIRST UNITED) is super grateful for our fantastic 2024 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Event Day Details

Save the date - CNOY Day is February 24, 2024!

StartGoogle Map

312 Main

312 Main St

Vancouver

BC V6A 2T2

Schedule

  • 4:00 pm: Meet Check-in + Welcome
  • 5:00 pm: Move Send-off
  • 6:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 7:00 pm: Mosey Goodbye + see you in 2025!

Not able to join us in person at the Main Event? We hope you'll register, 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: 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.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • No Pets: We love our little furballs like you do, but pets are not permitted at the Coldest Night of the Year except for approved and trained service animals. Read more about our pet policy >

Check-In

  • All walkers participating at the Main Event on Saturday, February 24, 2024 must check-in upon arrival.
  • 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.
  • Offsite fundraising walkers can contact their local event director to arrange toque pickup the week of the event.

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 the 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 form.
  • 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 accept the waiver automatically when they register online.
  • Youth/Children under 18 need a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.
  • An online form will be emailed to all parents/guardians before CNOY Day.
  • Waivers will also be available at check-in on CNOY 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!

Vancouver DTES Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

Vancouver DTES 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

Canadian Memorial Walkers

Karen Vanderheyden

24

10,742.00

2

Team Highlands

Judy Toews

18

7,830.00

3

Lynn Valley Amblers

Judith Clark

12

5,765.00

4

West Van United Walkers

ALF Filbert

24

5,685.00

5

Universal Gospel Choir

Inge Siemens

10

5,200.00

6

SHUC WALKERS

Deb Walker

7

5,000.00

7

Friends Forever

Bruce Frankard

1

4,675.00

8

First Things First

Amanda Burrows

13

4,530.00

9

Pacific Spirited Walkers

Jean McTavish

4

4,105.00

10

UHill United & Friends

Sandra Willing

12

4,035.00

11

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

henry goldbeck

8

3,390.00

12

Heather's Hope

Heather Clarke

3

2,950.00

13

Crossroads United Church - Delta

Joanna Cossey

6

2,730.00

14

Ladner for First (LFF)

Duncan Furniss

4

2,084.25

15

Robert Allan Ltd.

Kylie Donaldson

4

1,100.00

16

Will of the People!

Will Goldbeck

6

1,000.00

17

Cold Feet Warm Hearts

Mel Poon

1

700.00

18

Mount Seymour United Walkers

Carla Wilks

3

700.00

19

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

Julie Alava

6

545.00

20

Phrydai Wolkers

David Cathcart

2

500.00

21

Sweater Weather Walkers

Alice Frances

2

470.00

22

Kindness Crew

Agnes Lai

1

450.00

23

Jubilee UC Walkers

Gabrielle McLarty

2

400.00

24

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

Juan Villela

35

350.00

25

SPGC Vancouver

Jen Balfour

1

300.00

26

Launch Walkers

Denise Goldbeck

3

200.00

27

#WintersGotNoChill

Sarah Winters

2

150.00

28

Beanfield - Vancouver

Vivian Guan

2

75.00

29

Richmond Steel Recycling

Dori Julian

6

70.00

30

Accenture Vancouver

Manisha Chopra

3

20.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Bruce Frankard

Friends Forever

43

4,675.00

2

Heather Clarke

Heather's Hope

21

2,550.00

3

Jenny Newell

Canadian Memorial Walkers

5

2,100.00

4

Susan Du Moulin

Canadian Memorial Walkers

26

2,100.00

5

henry goldbeck

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

9

1,800.00

6

Margaret Mutch

Canadian Memorial Walkers

15

1,795.00

7

Simone&Jon Carrodus

Team Highlands

24

1,485.00

8

Patricia Alexis

Pacific Spirited Walkers

16

1,480.00

9

Jean McTavish

Pacific Spirited Walkers

13

1,375.00

10

Christine Gordon

Universal Gospel Choir

3

1,250.00

11

Brenda Belak

First Things First

12

1,225.00

12

Inge Siemens

Universal Gospel Choir

16

1,195.00

13

Deb Walker

SHUC WALKERS

15

1,195.00

14

Dave Moors

SHUC WALKERS

11

1,100.00

15

Joanna Cossey

Crossroads United Church - Delta

22

1,080.00

16

Katie Walls

Canadian Memorial Walkers

8

1,027.00

17

Amber Tugwood

5

1,000.00

18

Alessia Pagliaroli

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

6

950.00

19

Judith Clark

Lynn Valley Amblers

16

905.00

20

Judy Toews

Team Highlands

10

890.00

21

Myrna Pearce

Lynn Valley Amblers

5

850.00

22

betty chapin

Team Highlands

12

850.00

23

Jim Murray

16

800.00

24

Karen Furniss

Ladner for First (LFF)

16

785.00

25

Donna Piercey

West Van United Walkers

10

765.00

26

Susan Burns

Pacific Spirited Walkers

5

750.00

27

Mandy Shintani

10

750.00

28

Joan Wenham

Lynn Valley Amblers

10

750.00

29

Mel Poon

Cold Feet Warm Hearts

7

700.00

30

Ross White

Team Highlands

10

695.00

31

Ashley Burton

Universal Gospel Choir

6

685.00

32

Pat Willing

UHill United & Friends

6

660.00

33

Gwyn&Tony McIntosh/DiNino

UHill United & Friends

9

650.00

34

Veronica Winchester

Lynn Valley Amblers

5

625.00

35

Sandra Willing

UHill United & Friends

10

600.00

36

Lindsay Bottomer

Team Highlands

9

600.00

37

Phyllis Ferguson

Team Highlands

8

600.00

38

Judy Currie

West Van United Walkers

10

550.00

39

Kathy Stubbs

Lynn Valley Amblers

9

550.00

40

Alan Lill

Team Highlands

9

545.00

41

Mechel Macdonald

Team Highlands

7

520.00

42

Eileen Noullett

Crossroads United Church - Delta

5

520.00

43

Kathy Anderson

Universal Gospel Choir

1

500.00

44

Tara Twigg

Universal Gospel Choir

5

500.00

45

Gwen Carpenter

West Van United Walkers

8

500.00

46

Karen Vanderheyden

Canadian Memorial Walkers

11

500.00

47

Kelly McIntyre

West Van United Walkers

4

475.00

48

Jeannie White

Team Highlands

11

470.00

49

Alice Frances

Sweater Weather Walkers

4

470.00

50

Sabina Harpe

Pacific Spirited Walkers

4

450.00

51

Cari Copeman-Haynes

Crossroads United Church - Delta

5

450.00

52

Agnes Lai

Kindness Crew

7

450.00

53

Christine & Callum Louden/Clipperton

SHUC WALKERS

8

420.00

54

Ally Murray

West Van United Walkers

8

400.00

55

Aaron & Robin Andersen

UHill United & Friends

7

400.00

56

Will Goldbeck

Will of the People!

4

400.00

57

Jeff Rock

Canadian Memorial Walkers

6

400.00

58

Janet Pritchard

SHUC WALKERS

4

400.00

59

Peter Ackhurst

Team Highlands

2

400.00

60

Duncan Furniss

Ladner for First (LFF)

6

395.00

61

Marilyn Mann

Lynn Valley Amblers

5

380.00

62

Laurie Prak

Ladner for First (LFF)

4

375.00

63

Joseph Catlin

Lynn Valley Amblers

2

350.00

64

Margot Pritchard

SHUC WALKERS

7

350.00

65

Diana Crane

Team Highlands

2

350.00

66

Andrea Oliveri

SHUC WALKERS

2

350.00

67

Finlay Harper

West Van United Walkers

5

330.00

68

Elisabeth Tanner

Canadian Memorial Walkers

5

325.00

69

Rakel MacDonald

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

6

315.00

70

Aaron Miller

UHill United & Friends

4

300.00

71

Paul Willing

UHill United & Friends

4

300.00

72

Karen Truscott

UHill United & Friends

1

300.00

73

ALF Filbert

West Van United Walkers

3

290.00

74

Ray Freed

Canadian Memorial Walkers

7

290.00

75

Cathy Lew

SHUC WALKERS

3

275.00

76

Frances Tugwood

1

270.00

77

Evangeline LeSieur

West Van United Walkers

4

250.00

78

Dieuwke Byleveld

Lynn Valley Amblers

1

250.00

79

Kylie Donaldson

Robert Allan Ltd.

4

250.00

80

Julie Vanderyagt

Universal Gospel Choir

3

250.00

81

Kelly Jenner

Lynn Valley Amblers

1

250.00

82

Judy Evgin

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

250.00

83

Cathy Merchant

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

250.00

84

Julie Alava

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

2

225.00

85

Jen Balfour

SPGC Vancouver

5

225.00

86

Jane McBride

Canadian Memorial Walkers

4

220.00

87

Lauren Telford

Heather's Hope

3

200.00

88

Lynn Fleming

Canadian Memorial Walkers

3

200.00

89

Marianne Gareau

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

200.00

90

Denise Goldbeck

Launch Walkers

1

200.00

91

Dixie MacLeod

Crossroads United Church - Delta

1

200.00

92

Toni Pieroni

Canadian Memorial Walkers

4

200.00

93

Gabrielle McLarty

Jubilee UC Walkers

2

200.00

94

Dave Lovely

Team Highlands

5

200.00

95

Julia Walsh

West Van United Walkers

3

200.00

96

Stephen Tanner

Canadian Memorial Walkers

3

200.00

97

Janet Denham

Crossroads United Church - Delta

3

180.00

98

Amanda Burrows

First Things First

2

175.00

99

Karen Epp

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

2

175.00

100

Sumarme Goble

UHill United & Friends

2

175.00

101

Chester Nofziger

West Van United Walkers

5

175.00

102

Nova Nofziger

West Van United Walkers

5

175.00

103

Gail Storey

Canadian Memorial Walkers

4

160.00

104

Rob Vandermey

Will of the People!

3

150.00

105

Bryant Winters

#WintersGotNoChill

1

150.00

106

Jennifer Billingsley

Will of the People!

1

150.00

107

Barb Wilson

West Van United Walkers

2

150.00

108

Anna Hardy

West Van United Walkers

3

150.00

109

Josh Vandermey

Will of the People!

2

150.00

110

Trenor Tilley

UHill United & Friends

1

150.00

111

Simon LeSieur

West Van United Walkers

2

150.00

112

Jeanne Vallance

Lynn Valley Amblers

3

145.00

113

Syd Sawyer

Phrydai Wolkers

3

140.00

114

Caroline Mahoney

Team Highlands

3

130.00

115

Iris Scott

Ladner for First (LFF)

1

104.25

116

Fiona Watts

West Van United Walkers

2

100.00

117

Jason Brown

First Things First

1

100.00

118

David Cathcart

Phrydai Wolkers

1

100.00

119

Ece Ozer

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

1

100.00

120

Maria de Carlos Vazquez

West Van United Walkers

1

100.00

121

Conal Walsh

West Van United Walkers

1

100.00

122

Dorothy Harrison

Lynn Valley Amblers

1

100.00

123

Carla Wilks

Mount Seymour United Walkers

1

100.00

124

Eric Hamlyn

Lynn Valley Amblers

2

100.00

125

Graham Brownmiller

Jubilee UC Walkers

2

100.00

126

Jacob Vandermey

Will of the People!

1

75.00

127

Evan McNutt

Will of the People!

2

75.00

128

Ted Cragg

First Things First

1

75.00

129

Larry Butler

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

75.00

130

Sally Samler

Team Highlands

2

70.00

131

Lorna Clare

1

50.00

132

Kathleen Nofziger

West Van United Walkers

1

50.00

133

Emiliano Alava

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

1

50.00

134

Trevor Fitzgerald

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

1

50.00

135

Christine Poirier

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

50.00

136

Dain Antalik

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

1

50.00

137

Rosemary Burd

Universal Gospel Choir

1

50.00

138

Aaron Kaetler

Richmond Steel Recycling

1

50.00

139

Pablo Alava

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

1

50.00

140

Bob Clare

1

50.00

141

Dylon Nofziger

West Van United Walkers

1

50.00

142

JJ Remirata

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

3

45.00

143

Nataliia Tsiotas

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

1

35.00

144

Quinn Harper

West Van United Walkers

1

25.00

145

Doug & Lynne Mackay

Team Highlands

1

25.00

146

Lisa King2

Mount Seymour United Walkers

1

25.00

147

Yawn Paular

Beanfield - Vancouver

1

25.00

148

Michelle Cratchley

Mount Seymour United Walkers

1

25.00

149

Josh Andallo

Universal Gospel Choir

1

20.00

150

Marie Stevens

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

1

20.00

151

Manisha Chopra

Accenture Vancouver

1

20.00

152

Chun Yen Chow

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

1

20.00

153

Dori Julian

Richmond Steel Recycling

1

10.00

154

Bibiana Becerra

Richmond Steel Recycling

1

10.00

155

Sharlene Cosgrave

First Things First

156

Michael Bowden

Sweater Weather Walkers

157

Juan Jose Cespedes

Richmond Steel Recycling

158

Talia Schieber

159

Penny Irvine

Canadian Memorial Walkers

160

Reiniell Gan

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

161

Russ Fox

West Van United Walkers

162

Ray Alava

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

163

Ed Abing

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

164

Glen Davis

UHill United & Friends

165

Vanessa Cox

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

166

Yuiko Tabata

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

167

Jen Maurice

West Van United Walkers

168

Izabella Choi

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

169

Mihir Mahendru

Accenture Vancouver

170

Riri Bowyer

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

171

Benedicte Schoepflin

172

Sue Snow

Heather's Hope

173

Alex de Carlos Maurice

West Van United Walkers

174

Koinonia Bentayen

Crossroads United Church - Delta

175

Dave Ward

First Things First

176

Marion and Grant Sebastian

Team Highlands

177

Maddy Marchildon

Launch Walkers

178

David Marcantonio

First Things First

179

Sally Marcantonio

First Things First

180

Denia Pavlatou

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

181

Antonio Jacobo

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

182

Erica Takamura

Richmond Steel Recycling

183

Judy Juan

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

184

Steve Sun

185

Sarah Winters

#WintersGotNoChill

186

Elaine Perry

First Things First

187

Hannelore Pinder

188

Juan Villela

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

189

Margaret Stevens

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

190

Doane Surilla

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

191

Edwin Gunda

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

192

Jackie Li

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

193

Alex Kennedy

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

194

Pete Fry

First Things First

195

elena damascan

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

196

Paarull JS Bakshi

Robert Allan Ltd.

197

Hong Van Vu

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

198

Mikhaila Tobin

Universal Gospel Choir

199

Adrian Cruz

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

200

Jong Yoon Joo

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

201

Michelle Seria

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

202

Nancy Mann

Canadian Memorial Walkers

203

Sameer Merchant

Canadian Memorial Walkers

204

Schanty Dieora

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

205

Inara Merchant

Canadian Memorial Walkers

206

Jane Mcbride

207

Sandra Dionicio

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

208

Sheila Baxter

West Van United Walkers

209

Charles Friesen

Universal Gospel Choir

210

Haemak Kumar

Robert Allan Ltd.

211

Bentall Four

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

212

Taylor Sowery

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

213

Vivian Guan

Beanfield - Vancouver

214

Yvonne Hodge

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

215

Karen Sohal

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

216

Benedicte Schoepflin

217

Ralph Razel Cesa

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

218

Conroy Paul

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

219

Maryanne Vargas

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

220

Michael Christie

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

221

Steven Johnson

222

Parham Ajripour

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

223

Katie Koncan

First Things First

224

Ammar Merchant

Canadian Memorial Walkers

The Challenge

Got a big-hearted business, workplace, group, church, or community? Step up and join the Challenge to compete for your local pride in support of CNOY. Check the National Challengeboard to see more!

About FIRST UNITED

FIRST UNITED is a registered charity that has been serving low-income, underhoused and homeless individuals in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for nearly 140 years. On the frontlines every day, FIRST UNITED’s low-barrier essential services include shelter to 51 residents, legal advocacy, tax filing, spiritual care, mail and phone services, overdose response, essential items like clothing and toiletries, and over 1,000 free meals each week to DTES community members. FIRST UNITED also engages in systems change work to reduce homelessness, break the cycle of poverty, and address the racialization of poverty. FIRST UNITED's vision is a neighbourhood where every person’s worth is celebrated and all people can thrive.

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Contact Us


CNOY Vancouver DTES 2024

Will Goldbeck Assistant Development Manager
Phone 604.335.8995
Email wgoldbeck@firstunited.ca

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