Raised:
$115,898
105%Goal:
$110,000

Vancouver DTES

Hosted by FIRST UNITED

263Walkers30Teams26Volunteers5°C

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 >

2024 CNOY Photos

Thanks to all of our amazing volunteer photographers! If you've got CNOY Day photos or videos you'd like to share, contact photos@bluesea.org.

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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

26

13,854.70

2

West Van United Walkers

ALF Filbert

24

9,815.00

3

Team Highlands

Judy Toews

18

9,485.00

4

First Things First

Amanda Burrows

13

8,725.00

5

Lynn Valley Amblers

Judith Clark

12

6,750.00

6

Universal Gospel Choir

Inge Siemens

10

5,890.00

7

SHUC WALKERS

Deb Walker

7

5,195.00

8

UHill United & Friends

Sandra Willing

14

4,790.00

9

Friends Forever

Bruce Frankard

1

4,675.00

10

Pacific Spirited Walkers

Jean McTavish

5

4,580.00

11

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

henry goldbeck

8

4,504.69

12

Crossroads United Church - Delta

Joanna Cossey

6

3,780.00

13

Heather's Hope

Heather Clarke

3

3,669.00

14

Ladner for First (LFF)

Duncan Furniss

5

2,849.25

15

Robert Allan Ltd.

Kylie Donaldson

4

2,450.00

16

Will of the People!

Will Goldbeck

8

1,425.00

17

Sweater Weather Walkers

Alice Frances

2

1,230.00

18

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

Juan Villela

41

1,160.00

19

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

Julie Alava

6

1,035.00

20

Mount Seymour United Walkers

Carla Wilks

3

998.00

21

Phrydai Wolkers

David Cathcart

2

835.00

22

SPGC Vancouver

Jen Balfour

6

750.00

23

Jubilee UC Walkers

Gabrielle McLarty

2

700.00

24

Cold Feet Warm Hearts

Mel Poon

1

700.00

25

Launch Walkers

Denise Goldbeck

3

650.00

26

Kindness Crew

Agnes Lai

1

570.00

27

#WintersGotNoChill

Sarah Winters

2

220.00

28

Beanfield - Vancouver

Vivian Guan

2

100.00

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

23

3,269.00

3

Susan Du Moulin

Canadian Memorial Walkers

33

3,067.70

4

Jenny Newell

Canadian Memorial Walkers

8

2,925.00

5

Margaret Mutch

Canadian Memorial Walkers

16

2,195.00

6

henry goldbeck

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

9

1,800.00

7

Simone&Jon Carrodus

Team Highlands

27

1,685.00

8

Inge Siemens

Universal Gospel Choir

20

1,595.00

9

Jean McTavish

Pacific Spirited Walkers

15

1,525.00

10

Patricia Alexis

Pacific Spirited Walkers

17

1,505.00

11

Judy Toews

Team Highlands

18

1,485.00

12

Joanna Cossey

Crossroads United Church - Delta

27

1,470.00

13

Mandy Shintani

16

1,395.00

14

Judith Clark

Lynn Valley Amblers

21

1,280.00

15

Christine Gordon

Universal Gospel Choir

3

1,250.00

16

Brenda Belak

First Things First

12

1,225.00

17

Deb Walker

SHUC WALKERS

15

1,195.00

18

Katie Walls

Canadian Memorial Walkers

10

1,127.00

19

Amber Tugwood

7

1,125.00

20

Dave Moors

SHUC WALKERS

11

1,100.00

21

Donna Piercey

West Van United Walkers

14

1,015.00

22

ALF Filbert

West Van United Walkers

7

975.00

23

Alessia Pagliaroli

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

6

950.00

24

Alice Frances

Sweater Weather Walkers

12

920.00

25

Karen Epp

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

14

905.00

26

Sandra Willing

UHill United & Friends

12

900.00

27

Jim Murray

18

875.00

28

Myrna Pearce

Lynn Valley Amblers

5

850.00

29

betty chapin

Team Highlands

12

850.00

30

Gwyn&Tony McIntosh/DiNino

UHill United & Friends

12

825.00

31

Karen Furniss

Ladner for First (LFF)

17

800.00

32

Will Goldbeck

Will of the People!

8

800.00

33

Gwen Carpenter

West Van United Walkers

11

800.00

34

Joan Wenham

Lynn Valley Amblers

10

750.00

35

Susan Burns

Pacific Spirited Walkers

5

750.00

36

Ross White

Team Highlands

11

720.00

37

Mel Poon

Cold Feet Warm Hearts

7

700.00

38

Ashley Burton

Universal Gospel Choir

6

685.00

39

Jen Balfour

SPGC Vancouver

14

675.00

40

Mechel Macdonald

Team Highlands

10

670.00

41

Pat Willing

UHill United & Friends

6

660.00

42

Tara Twigg

Universal Gospel Choir

7

650.00

43

Denise Goldbeck

Launch Walkers

5

650.00

44

Veronica Winchester

Lynn Valley Amblers

5

625.00

45

Judy Currie

West Van United Walkers

12

625.00

46

Eileen Noullett

Crossroads United Church - Delta

6

620.00

47

Karen Vanderheyden

Canadian Memorial Walkers

13

615.00

48

Alan Lill

Team Highlands

11

615.00

49

Phyllis Ferguson

Team Highlands

8

600.00

50

Lindsay Bottomer

Team Highlands

9

600.00

51

Laurie Prak

Ladner for First (LFF)

5

575.00

52

Julie Alava

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

5

575.00

53

Agnes Lai

Kindness Crew

10

570.00

54

Kathy Stubbs

Lynn Valley Amblers

9

550.00

55

Duncan Furniss

Ladner for First (LFF)

8

545.00

56

Christine & Callum Louden/Clipperton

SHUC WALKERS

11

540.00

57

Jeannie White

Team Highlands

12

535.00

58

Amanda Burrows

First Things First

5

525.00

59

Cari Copeman-Haynes

Crossroads United Church - Delta

7

525.00

60

Kelly McIntyre

West Van United Walkers

5

525.00

61

Diana Crane

Team Highlands

3

500.00

62

Kathy Anderson

Universal Gospel Choir

1

500.00

63

Rakel MacDonald

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

10

499.69

64

Aaron & Robin Andersen

UHill United & Friends

8

450.00

65

Sabina Harpe

Pacific Spirited Walkers

4

450.00

66

Ally Murray

West Van United Walkers

9

425.00

67

Syd Sawyer

Phrydai Wolkers

7

405.00

68

Jeff Rock

Canadian Memorial Walkers

6

400.00

69

Peter Ackhurst

Team Highlands

2

400.00

70

Paul Willing

UHill United & Friends

5

400.00

71

Janet Pritchard

SHUC WALKERS

4

400.00

72

Marilyn Mann

Lynn Valley Amblers

6

400.00

73

Andrea Oliveri

SHUC WALKERS

2

350.00

74

Julia Walsh

West Van United Walkers

5

350.00

75

Joseph Catlin

Lynn Valley Amblers

2

350.00

76

Toni Pieroni

Canadian Memorial Walkers

6

350.00

77

Margot Pritchard

SHUC WALKERS

7

350.00

78

Cathy Lew

SHUC WALKERS

4

350.00

79

Julie Vanderyagt

Universal Gospel Choir

6

345.00

80

Jeanne Vallance

Lynn Valley Amblers

4

345.00

81

Aaron Miller

UHill United & Friends

5

340.00

82

Finlay Harper

West Van United Walkers

5

330.00

83

Elisabeth Tanner

Canadian Memorial Walkers

5

325.00

84

Michael Bowden

Sweater Weather Walkers

3

310.00

85

Nova Nofziger

West Van United Walkers

8

305.00

86

Chester Nofziger

West Van United Walkers

8

305.00

87

Dixie MacLeod

Crossroads United Church - Delta

3

300.00

88

Carla Wilks

Mount Seymour United Walkers

2

300.00

89

Margaret McVey

Ladner for First (LFF)

2

300.00

90

Karen Truscott

UHill United & Friends

1

300.00

91

Kylie Donaldson

Robert Allan Ltd.

5

300.00

92

Janet Denham

Crossroads United Church - Delta

4

280.00

93

Stephen Tanner

Canadian Memorial Walkers

5

275.00

94

Frances Tugwood

1

270.00

95

Hilary Kitson

Canadian Memorial Walkers

5

260.00

96

Sally and Ken Ball

Pacific Spirited Walkers

1

250.00

97

Cathy Merchant

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

250.00

98

Kelly Jenner

Lynn Valley Amblers

1

250.00

99

Judy Evgin

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

250.00

100

Evangeline LeSieur

West Van United Walkers

4

250.00

101

Dieuwke Byleveld

Lynn Valley Amblers

1

250.00

102

Jane McBride

Canadian Memorial Walkers

4

220.00

103

Ece Ozer

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

3

200.00

104

Dave Lovely

Team Highlands

5

200.00

105

Russ Quinn

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

200.00

106

Graham Brownmiller

Jubilee UC Walkers

3

200.00

107

Marianne Gareau

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

200.00

108

Gabrielle McLarty

Jubilee UC Walkers

2

200.00

109

Lauren Telford

Heather's Hope

3

200.00

110

Lynn Fleming

Canadian Memorial Walkers

3

200.00

111

Eric Hamlyn

Lynn Valley Amblers

3

200.00

112

Fiona Watts

West Van United Walkers

3

200.00

113

Doug & Lynne Mackay

Team Highlands

3

175.00

114

Sumarme Goble

UHill United & Friends

2

175.00

115

Rob Vandermey

Will of the People!

4

175.00

116

Jason Brown

First Things First

3

170.00

117

Bentall Four

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

1

165.00

118

Gail Storey

Canadian Memorial Walkers

4

160.00

119

Ray Freed

Canadian Memorial Walkers

7

160.00

120

Bryant Winters

#WintersGotNoChill

1

150.00

121

Benedicte Schoepflin

1

150.00

122

Simon LeSieur

West Van United Walkers

2

150.00

123

Josh Vandermey

Will of the People!

2

150.00

124

Taylor Sowery

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

1

150.00

125

Barb Wilson

West Van United Walkers

2

150.00

126

Jennifer Billingsley

Will of the People!

1

150.00

127

Kathleen Nofziger

West Van United Walkers

2

150.00

128

Anna Hardy

West Van United Walkers

3

150.00

129

Trenor Tilley

UHill United & Friends

1

150.00

130

Holly Perkins

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

1

150.00

131

Dorothy Harrison

Lynn Valley Amblers

2

140.00

132

Caroline Mahoney

Team Highlands

3

130.00

133

Alex de Carlos Maurice

West Van United Walkers

2

115.00

134

Iris Scott

Ladner for First (LFF)

1

104.25

135

Conal Walsh

West Van United Walkers

1

100.00

136

Doane Surilla

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

1

100.00

137

Margaret Stevens

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

1

100.00

138

Lorna Clare

2

100.00

139

Dave Ward

First Things First

1

100.00

140

Denia Pavlatou

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

1

100.00

141

David Cathcart

Phrydai Wolkers

1

100.00

142

Maria de Carlos Vazquez

West Van United Walkers

1

100.00

143

Bob Clare

2

100.00

144

Emiliano Alava

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

2

80.00

145

Larry Butler

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

75.00

146

Evan McNutt

Will of the People!

2

75.00

147

Ted Cragg

First Things First

1

75.00

148

Jacob Vandermey

Will of the People!

1

75.00

149

Sarah Winters

#WintersGotNoChill

3

70.00

150

Sally Samler

Team Highlands

2

70.00

151

Pablo Alava

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

2

60.00

152

Rosemary Burd

Universal Gospel Choir

1

50.00

153

elena damascan

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

1

50.00

154

Christine Poirier

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

50.00

155

Glen Davis

UHill United & Friends

1

50.00

156

Dylon Nofziger

West Van United Walkers

1

50.00

157

Dain Antalik

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

1

50.00

158

Jen Maurice

West Van United Walkers

1

50.00

159

Trevor Fitzgerald

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

1

50.00

160

Aaron Kaetler

Richmond Steel Recycling

1

50.00

161

Josh Andallo

Universal Gospel Choir

2

45.00

162

JJ Remirata

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

3

45.00

163

Maryanne Vargas

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

1

45.00

164

John Kaczmarowski

2

40.00

165

Nataliia Tsiotas

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

1

35.00

166

Lisa King2

Mount Seymour United Walkers

1

25.00

167

Quinn Harper

West Van United Walkers

1

25.00

168

Michelle Cratchley

Mount Seymour United Walkers

1

25.00

169

Yawn Paular

Beanfield - Vancouver

1

25.00

170

Alba Andersen

UHill United & Friends

1

25.00

171

Inara Merchant

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

25.00

172

Ammar Merchant

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

25.00

173

Chun Yen Chow

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

1

20.00

174

Marie Stevens

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

1

20.00

175

Manisha Chopra

Accenture Vancouver

1

20.00

176

Scotia Andersen

UHill United & Friends

1

15.00

177

Bibiana Becerra

Richmond Steel Recycling

1

10.00

178

Dori Julian

Richmond Steel Recycling

1

10.00

179

Edson Silva

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

180

Ella Eunhye Yun

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

181

Marion and Grant Sebastian

Team Highlands

182

Elaine Perry

First Things First

183

Sue Snow

Heather's Hope

184

Steve Sun

185

Juan Jose Cespedes

Richmond Steel Recycling

186

Haemak Kumar

Robert Allan Ltd.

187

Riri Bowyer

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

188

Mihir Mahendru

Accenture Vancouver

189

Sharlene Cosgrave

First Things First

190

Anna McMahon

Will of the People!

191

Sally Marcantonio

First Things First

192

Mari Kasiri

SPGC Vancouver

193

Sepideh Abedi

SPGC Vancouver

194

Andrew Ascui

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

195

Gaurav Gajewar

SPGC Vancouver

196

Antonio Jacobo

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

197

Alex Chen

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

198

Yu Heng Richard Tai

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

199

Erica Takamura

Richmond Steel Recycling

200

David Marcantonio

First Things First

201

Ray Alava

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

202

Judy Juan

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

203

Hannelore Pinder

204

Maddy Marchildon

Launch Walkers

205

Benedicte Schoepflin

206

Mikhaila Tobin

Universal Gospel Choir

207

Yvonne Hodge

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

208

Russ Fox

West Van United Walkers

209

Schanty Dieora

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

210

Sheila Baxter

West Van United Walkers

211

Parham Ajripour

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

212

Sameer Merchant

Canadian Memorial Walkers

213

Yuiko Tabata

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

214

Jong Yoon Joo

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

215

Adrian Cruz

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

216

Hong Van Vu

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

217

Alex Kennedy

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

218

Pete Fry

First Things First

219

Jackie Li

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

220

Edwin Gunda

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

221

Ralph Razel Cesa

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

222

Penny Irvine

Canadian Memorial Walkers

223

Jane Mcbride

224

Talia Schieber

225

Michael Christie

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

226

Paarull JS Bakshi

Robert Allan Ltd.

227

Ed Abing

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

228

Koinonia Bentayen

Crossroads United Church - Delta

229

Izabella Choi

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

230

Reiniell Gan

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

231

Charles Friesen

Universal Gospel Choir

232

Michelle Seria

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

233

Vanessa Cox

Goldbeck Cold Walkers

234

Juan Villela

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

235

Conroy Paul

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

236

Steven Johnson

237

Vivian Guan

Beanfield - Vancouver

238

Katie Koncan

First Things First

239

Nancy Mann

Canadian Memorial Walkers

240

Sandra Dionicio

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

241

Karen Sohal

One Downtown Vancouver Starbucks Team

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.

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:

Contact Us


CNOY Vancouver DTES 2024

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

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