Raised:
$31,004
28%Goal:
$110,000

Vancouver DTES

Hosted by First United

174Walkers35Teams11Volunteers19Days Left

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.

Community Sponsors

Vancouver DTES (First United) is super grateful for our fantastic 2023 sponsors! View all sponsors >

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

West Coasters

Bruce Frankard

1

3,225.00

2

On the Verge

Alice Frances

6

2,696.69

3

First Things First

Amanda Burrows

7

2,525.00

4

St. David's Strollers

Leslie Buerschaper

4

2,045.00

5

SHUC Walkers

Deb Walker

4

1,815.00

6

Canadian Memorial Walkers

Karen Vanderheyden

9

1,735.00

7

UHill United & Friends

Sandra Willing

7

1,635.00

8

Lynn Valley Amblers

Judith Clark

16

1,429.00

9

West Van Walkers

ALF Filbert

18

1,395.00

10

Turner Construction Company

Abigail Thom

10

1,065.00

11

Pacific Spirit UC Youth Group

Lindsay Veenstra

2

675.00

12

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

Julie Alava

4

625.00

13

Robert Allan Ltd.

Kylie Donaldson

4

615.00

14

St. Andrew's Wesley United

Diane Jones

9

560.00

15

Mount Seymour United Walkers

Carla Wilks

3

500.00

16

Goldbeck Recruiting

henry goldbeck

3

450.00

17

Stigma Stompers

Chelsea Lee

2

445.00

18

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

Juan Villela

17

435.00

19

UBC Walkers

Kaylan Mah

2

400.00

20

Stepping Up for the DTES

Amber Tugwood

1

377.13

21

Horizons

Rob Vandermey

5

300.00

22

SFU Global Humanities

Jason Brown

5

250.00

23

Walk and Roll

Duncan Furniss

1

225.00

24

Jubilee United

Gabrielle McLarty

1

175.00

25

Will Of The People

Will Goldbeck

1

175.00

26

Fossil Vancouver

Amy Huang

5

160.00

27

TCS Empowers Vancouver

Moumita Choudhury

6

155.00

28

Crossroads

Eileen Noullett

2

150.00

29

Vancouver Kaifong Association

Henry Lam

4

145.00

30

Visier

Heather Van Tassel

3

50.00

31

Feast & Fallow / OUC

Oakridge United Church

1

37.00

32

Eastside Walking Crew

Talia Schieber

1

33

Pacific Mountaineers

Alexandra Barr

1

34

Walkin' the Talkin'

L. Marie Nixon

1

35

Turner-Confidential Gaming Client

Debora Cornejo Vera

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Bruce Frankard

West Coasters

32

3,150.00

2

Brenda Belak

First Things First

11

1,980.00

3

Michael Bowden

On the Verge

9

1,146.69

4

Margaret Mutch

Canadian Memorial Walkers

12

1,100.00

5

Mary-Sue Atkinson

St. David's Strollers

11

950.00

6

Alice Frances

On the Verge

12

925.00

7

Deb Walker

SHUC Walkers

11

695.00

8

Judith Clark

Lynn Valley Amblers

13

645.00

9

Heidi Morgan

14

635.00

10

Julie Alava

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

6

625.00

11

Amit Patel

Turner Construction Company

3

550.00

12

Dave Moors

SHUC Walkers

4

500.00

13

Carla Wilks

Mount Seymour United Walkers

2

500.00

14

Gwen Carpenter

West Van Walkers

5

475.00

15

Sandra Willing

UHill United & Friends

5

465.00

16

henry goldbeck

Goldbeck Recruiting

3

450.00

17

Kaylan Mah

UBC Walkers

2

400.00

18

Leslie Buerschaper

St. David's Strollers

7

395.00

19

Amber Tugwood

Stepping Up for the DTES

5

377.13

20

Ruby Frances

On the Verge

3

350.00

21

Katie Nofziger

West Van Walkers

6

325.00

22

Veronica Winchester

Lynn Valley Amblers

5

315.00

23

Rob Vandermey

Horizons

2

300.00

24

Karen Truscott

UHill United & Friends

1

300.00

25

Pat Willing

UHill United & Friends

3

300.00

26

Christine Boyle

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

250.00

27

Philip Francis

St. David's Strollers

1

250.00

28

Toni Pieroni

Canadian Memorial Walkers

3

250.00

29

Jean McTavish

Pacific Spirit UC Youth Group

3

250.00

30

Jason Brown

SFU Global Humanities

2

250.00

31

Maggie Francis

St. David's Strollers

1

250.00

32

Aaron Andersen

UHill United & Friends

1

250.00

33

Duncan Furniss

Walk and Roll

4

225.00

34

Lindsay Veenstra

Pacific Spirit UC Youth Group

2

200.00

35

Jim Murray

1

200.00

36

Joseph Catlin

Lynn Valley Amblers

4

194.00

37

Héloïse Winterbotham

On the Verge

5

175.00

38

Chelsea Lee

Stigma Stompers

4

170.00

39

Will Goldbeck

Will Of The People

2

150.00

40

ALF Filbert

West Van Walkers

1

150.00

41

Russ Fox

West Van Walkers

1

150.00

42

Jennifer Mitchell

Turner Construction Company

1

150.00

43

Kathy Murphy

St. Andrew's Wesley United

2

150.00

44

Trenor Tilley

UHill United & Friends

1

150.00

45

Christine & Callum Louden

SHUC Walkers

5

150.00

46

Laurie Grout

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

2

150.00

47

Kylie Donaldson

Robert Allan Ltd.

3

140.00

48

Debora Cornejo Vera

Turner Construction Company

4

140.00

49

Yuriko Hashimoto

First Things First

1

100.00

50

Aretha Munro

On the Verge

3

100.00

51

Janet Pritchard

SHUC Walkers

1

100.00

52

Abigail Thom

Turner Construction Company

1

100.00

53

Henry Lam

Vancouver Kaifong Association

2

100.00

54

Evie LeSieur

West Van Walkers

3

95.00

55

Diane Jones

St. Andrew's Wesley United

3

95.00

56

Chun Yen Chow

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

3

90.00

57

Chester Nofziger

West Van Walkers

3

90.00

58

Nova Nofziger

West Van Walkers

3

90.00

59

Amy Huang

Fossil Vancouver

3

90.00

60

Harry Anwar

TCS Empowers Vancouver

5

80.00

61

Elizabeth Tilley

UHill United & Friends

2

70.00

62

Anouk Clendenning

Canadian Memorial Walkers

2

65.00

63

Juan Villela

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

2

55.00

64

Eric Hamlyn

Lynn Valley Amblers

1

50.00

65

Heather Van Tassel

Visier

1

50.00

66

Niki Karmali

Lynn Valley Amblers

1

50.00

67

Karen Vanderheyden

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

50.00

68

Eileen Noullett

Crossroads

1

50.00

69

Aaron Miller

UHill United & Friends

1

50.00

70

Gabrielle McLarty

Jubilee United

1

50.00

71

Oakridge United Church

Feast & Fallow / OUC

1

37.00

72

Doane Surilla

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

2

35.00

73

Srinivas Gudla

TCS Empowers Vancouver

1

25.00

74

Lillian Ching

Turner Construction Company

1

25.00

75

Sharrlyn Girard

Lynn Valley Amblers

1

25.00

76

Nomfundo Dlamini

Turner Construction Company

1

25.00

77

Jeanne Vallance

Lynn Valley Amblers

1

25.00

78

David Coffey

Turner Construction Company

1

25.00

79

Mike Wallberg

Turner Construction Company

1

25.00

80

Chu Tien

Turner Construction Company

1

25.00

81

Dorothy Harrison

Lynn Valley Amblers

1

25.00

82

Mike Rae

Stigma Stompers

1

25.00

83

Haemak Kumar

Robert Allan Ltd.

1

25.00

84

Simon LeSieur

West Van Walkers

1

20.00

85

Yuqi Yang

Canadian Memorial Walkers

1

20.00

86

Chris Gray

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

2

20.00

87

Charlotte Wong

Vancouver Kaifong Association

1

20.00

88

Edwin Gunda

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

1

20.00

89

Ralph Razel Cesa

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

1

10.00

90

Jackie Li

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

1

10.00

91

Tamara Beale

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

1

10.00

92

Michael Christie

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

1

10.00

93

Jenny Chen

Fossil Vancouver

94

Charlotte Scorer

St. Andrew's Wesley United

95

Clark Scorer

St. Andrew's Wesley United

96

Bill Carpenter

West Van Walkers

97

Colin Rose

Goldbeck Recruiting

98

Debora Cornejo Vera

Turner-Confidential Gaming Client

99

Laura Martin

Turner Construction Company

100

Jacob Vandermey

Horizons

101

Leisha Vandermey

Horizons

102

Kim Branch

Mount Seymour United Walkers

103

Jenny Kwan

104

Annabella Cant

Horizons

105

Jan Denham

Crossroads

106

David Mirhady

SFU Global Humanities

107

Eirini Kotsovili

SFU Global Humanities

108

Jenny Hudson

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

109

Sherry MacDonald

110

Ross White

Lynn Valley Amblers

111

colleen hendrickson

112

Simone&Jon Carrodus

Lynn Valley Amblers

113

Svetlana Ilciukiene

Fossil Vancouver

114

Emily Ma

Visier

115

Ash So

Vancouver Kaifong Association

116

Aarush Pahwa

Fossil Vancouver

117

Tim Scorer

St. Andrew's Wesley United

118

Cole Scorer

St. Andrew's Wesley United

119

Donna Scorer

St. Andrew's Wesley United

120

Lauren Gilbert

SFU Global Humanities

121

Amanda Burrows

First Things First

122

Saasha Stanley

West Van Walkers

123

Jillian Jackson

West Van Walkers

124

David Gouthro

West Van Walkers

125

Gwen Carpenter

West Van Walkers

126

Judy Juan

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

127

Emiliano Alava

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

128

Pablo Alava

Stepping Up and Stepping Out

129

ANDRE DUQUE

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

130

Myrna Pearce

Lynn Valley Amblers

131

Taylor Sowery

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

132

Vince den Hertog

Robert Allan Ltd.

133

Talia Schieber

Eastside Walking Crew

134

Katie Koncan

First Things First

135

Olga Dvigun

Visier

136

Justin Wong

UBC Walkers

137

Joanna Beale

138

Moumita Choudhury

TCS Empowers Vancouver

139

L. Marie Nixon

Walkin' the Talkin'

140

Adele Garofano

141

David Kenny

142

Rhian Walker

St. Andrew's Wesley United

143

Connor Ingram

144

Laura B Staude

Mount Seymour United Walkers

145

Kelly Jenner

Lynn Valley Amblers

146

Elisabeth Tanner

Canadian Memorial Walkers

147

Stephen Tanner

Canadian Memorial Walkers

148

Dylon Nofziger

West Van Walkers

149

Ruvé Staneke

First Things First

150

Gerald van Wyck

West Van Walkers

151

Alex Kennedy

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

152

Anshul Agrawal

TCS Empowers Vancouver

153

Rakel MacDonald

Goldbeck Recruiting

154

Carrie Chan

Vancouver Kaifong Association

155

Tiana Grout

Starbucks Downtown Vancouver

156

Colin Phillips

St. Andrew's Wesley United

157

Joan Wenham

Lynn Valley Amblers

158

Sarah Winters

First Things First

159

Simon Walsh

Lynn Valley Amblers

160

Alexander Walsh

Lynn Valley Amblers

161

Susan Du Moulin

Canadian Memorial Walkers

162

Subir Kumar Sinha

TCS Empowers Vancouver

163

Alexandra Barr

Pacific Mountaineers

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 Church Community Ministry Society (commonly known as First United) is an inner- city ministry of the United Church of Canada committed at its heart to the struggle for social justice, offering programs of advocacy, housing and healing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). In general, we serve adults with complex needs. We have served this community for 135 years, pioneering innovative responses to community needs.


First United serves as both a service hub and community place where people without secure housing can gather to find support, fellowship and a place to belong. Every day we provide shelter for 50 people, and serve 200 plates of food. We serve over 1,700 community members through our legal advocacy clinic, and file over 3,500 individual tax returns for low-income households in Vancouver, putting over $200,000 in benefits back into the hands of those who need it most.

Event Day Details

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

StartGoogle Map

312 Main St.

Vancouver BC V6A 2T2

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 to 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.
  • 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 here: FAQ: pets.

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!

Vancouver DTES Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

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Contact Us


CNOY Vancouver DTES 2023

Will Goldbeck Development Coordinator
Phone 604.243.3032
Email wgoldbeck@firstunited.ca

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