Raised:
$90,766
90%Goal:
$100,000

Welland

Hosted by Open Arms Mission of Welland

239Walkers31Teams43Volunteers5°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.

Event Day Details

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

Please note our local event schedule.

StartGoogle Map

100 Niagara College Blvd

Schedule

  • 3:00 pm: Meet Check-in + Welcome
  • 4:00 pm: Move Send-off
  • 5:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 6:00 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!

Welland Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

2/5kmView + print!

This is the 2.5 km loop with a revised Rest Stop from last year.

Welland 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

Walking Warriors

Bert Marissen

13

19,685.00

2

GRACE TROTTERS

Pete Hogeterp

5

8,651.00

3

Gordo's Team

Gord Brown

3

8,186.00

4

Niagara College Knight Walkers

Joe Abbruscato

51

7,395.00

5

food fighters

Melissa Maracle (White)

10

5,052.00

6

WellSpring Welland

Barb Baird

12

4,710.00

7

Frosty Foxes

Cheyenne Vahrmeyer

14

4,667.00

8

Niagara South Trekkers

Suzanne Wielink

14

3,245.00

9

Wainfleet BIC for Open Arms Mission!

Betsy VandeBeld

3

2,903.25

10

Riverside Roamers

Charlene Oudman

13

2,730.00

11

Wiebe Squad

Broc Wiebe

4

2,500.00

12

Salon@Church

Laurie O'Neill

4

2,475.00

13

PenFinancial Commercial Champs

Penny Smith

7

1,757.25

14

City of Welland

Theresa Ettorre

3

1,640.00

15

The Marching Elephants

Nora Fousert

5

1,425.00

16

88s

Myles Calvert

6

1,350.00

17

U17 OPDL Girls

Nicole Gill

6

1,245.00

18

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

Denis Fortis

14

1,170.00

19

Welland Chevrolet

Katie Pansolin

10

1,100.00

20

Careys Crew!

Carey Warner

4

1,000.00

21

Vanderstelts

Jeff Vanderstelt

6

900.00

22

Phoenix Adventures

ADRIANA Suess

4

530.00

23

J.O.Y.

Jayne Berg

1

440.00

24

Dain City

Michelle Tingey

1

380.00

25

Cold Crushers

Marty Misener

1

250.00

26

CARESTREAM Mobile Naturopathic Clinic

Carrie Rongits

1

200.00

27

Kuska Knights

Tina Fini

2

125.00

28

Salon@Church

Laurie O'Neill

1

50.00

29

Seasons Welland

Taylor DeGuire

1

30

Beach Please

Christopher Czyzewski

1

31

Spartans

Jesse Thibert

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Twila Wiebe

Walking Warriors

37

7,435.00

2

Gord Brown

Gordo's Team

90

6,750.00

3

Kaitlin Taylor

food fighters

24

4,162.00

4

Rudy Wiebe

Walking Warriors

8

3,800.00

5

Bert Marissen

Walking Warriors

26

3,500.00

6

Carolyn Tebrake

GRACE TROTTERS

25

2,685.00

7

Betsy VandeBeld

Wainfleet BIC for Open Arms Mission!

20

2,343.25

8

Ann Kiers

14

2,320.00

9

dwayne tebrake

GRACE TROTTERS

12

2,100.00

10

Ger and Shirley van Baalen

Walking Warriors

12

2,020.00

11

Laurie O'Neill

Salon@Church

9

1,900.00

12

Kim Rose

Niagara College Knight Walkers

35

1,675.00

13

Cheyenne Vahrmeyer

Frosty Foxes

7

1,085.00

14

Pete Hogeterp

GRACE TROTTERS

9

1,080.00

15

Barb Baird

WellSpring Welland

14

1,020.00

16

laurence mongendre

WellSpring Welland

2

1,000.00

17

Steve Berti

2

1,000.00

18

Delphine Pagotto

Walking Warriors

9

895.00

19

Andy Van Driel

GRACE TROTTERS

8

890.00

20

Bryan Green

City of Welland

15

840.00

21

Bryan Stoner

GRACE TROTTERS

7

771.00

22

Charmaine McNeil

Niagara College Knight Walkers

21

760.00

23

Ed Jans

Niagara South Trekkers

1

750.00

24

Penny Smith

PenFinancial Commercial Champs

5

662.25

25

Marlene VanderStelt

Riverside Roamers

10

650.00

26

Harry Steven

Frosty Foxes

11

600.00

27

Kevin DeRoo

Riverside Roamers

10

545.00

28

Abby Wiebe

Wiebe Squad

2

500.00

29

Bert Nauta

Walking Warriors

5

500.00

30

Becca Wiebe

Wiebe Squad

2

500.00

31

Michael Rose

Gordo's Team

2

500.00

32

NICOLE HENDERSON

88s

1

500.00

33

Ashley Wiebe

Wiebe Squad

2

500.00

34

Frank Campion

City of Welland

1

500.00

35

Broc Wiebe

Wiebe Squad

2

500.00

36

Juanita Vibert

WellSpring Welland

16

455.00

37

Cynthia Nauta

Walking Warriors

6

450.00

38

Cynthia Adams

Niagara College Knight Walkers

6

450.00

39

Liesel Hoskin

Niagara College Knight Walkers

8

450.00

40

Bill VanGeest

Frosty Foxes

6

445.00

41

Jayne Berg

J.O.Y.

7

440.00

42

Al Savage

WellSpring Welland

13

410.00

43

Leah Vahrmeyer

Frosty Foxes

6

405.00

44

Jude Joinville

Walking Warriors

6

390.00

45

Michelle Tingey

Dain City

10

380.00

46

Deanna Bartels

Niagara South Trekkers

6

375.00

47

Madison Chatwin

food fighters

7

365.00

48

Carey Warner

Careys Crew!

5

353.00

49

Michelle Langendoen

Frosty Foxes

3

330.00

50

Wendy Brule

WellSpring Welland

4

330.00

51

Shyanne Journeay

WellSpring Welland

7

325.00

52

Ryan Fousert

The Marching Elephants

7

320.00

53

Nora Fousert

The Marching Elephants

8

320.00

54

Betty Kruitbosch

WellSpring Welland

6

320.00

55

Rebekah Witteveen

Riverside Roamers

7

310.00

56

Miranda Langendoen

Frosty Foxes

3

302.00

57

Stacy Mueller

Careys Crew!

2

300.00

58

Nicole Gill

U17 OPDL Girls

4

300.00

59

Brea Griffiths

WellSpring Welland

4

300.00

60

Joe Abbruscato

Niagara College Knight Walkers

2

300.00

61

Elena Fousert

The Marching Elephants

11

285.00

62

Sandi Witteveen

Frosty Foxes

6

280.00

63

Colleen Theriault

9

280.00

64

Laura DeHaan

Riverside Roamers

2

275.00

65

ADRIANA Suess

Phoenix Adventures

11

275.00

66

Suzanne Wielink

Niagara South Trekkers

2

275.00

67

Jamie Lee Laro

Phoenix Adventures

6

255.00

68

Tanya Bendzar

Niagara College Knight Walkers

6

255.00

69

Marty Misener

Cold Crushers

3

250.00

70

Cheryl Journeay

WellSpring Welland

5

250.00

71

Alexander Fleming

Niagara College Knight Walkers

7

250.00

72

Deanna Bishop

food fighters

3

250.00

73

Darren DiMarco

PenFinancial Commercial Champs

2

250.00

74

Leo Tiberi

Niagara College Knight Walkers

1

250.00

75

Vicky Janitz

Niagara College Knight Walkers

8

250.00

76

Glenda Bouwers

Walking Warriors

3

250.00

77

Paul Wiebe

1

250.00

78

Stacey Baker

3

250.00

79

Dinalyn Tamminga

Niagara South Trekkers

9

250.00

80

Amy Chiz

PenFinancial Commercial Champs

2

250.00

81

Ana Lorraine Stirling

2

250.00

82

Marcel Mooren

Walking Warriors

1

250.00

83

Lucas Rioux

88s

2

250.00

84

Marnie Morningstar

88s

8

250.00

85

Micaela Hollowell-Miller

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

6

235.00

86

Ali Rypstra

Frosty Foxes

3

230.00

87

Cadence Rypstra

Frosty Foxes

3

230.00

88

Michelle Silk

Niagara College Knight Walkers

4

225.00

89

Melissa Maracle (White)

food fighters

6

225.00

90

Debbi Tonnies-Violette

PenFinancial Commercial Champs

2

220.00

91

LEANNE LEMIEUX

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

3

210.00

92

Rachel Rypstra

Frosty Foxes

4

205.00

93

Sam PATERSON

U17 OPDL Girls

4

200.00

94

Alison Kirk

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

3

200.00

95

Carrie Rongits

CARESTREAM Mobile Naturopathic Clinic

1

200.00

96

Theresa Ettorre

City of Welland

3

200.00

97

Myles Calvert

88s

1

200.00

98

Adrianna Saxby

U17 OPDL Girls

6

200.00

99

Amelia Ieraci

WellSpring Welland

2

200.00

100

Gloria Gallagher

Frosty Foxes

8

190.00

101

Felicia Vandervelde

Niagara South Trekkers

3

175.00

102

Charlene Oudman

Riverside Roamers

3

175.00

103

Chiara Durdan

U17 OPDL Girls

4

170.00

104

Charlene Walsh

Niagara College Knight Walkers

4

155.00

105

Tamara Nobel

Niagara South Trekkers

2

150.00

106

Emily Fousert

The Marching Elephants

1

150.00

107

Ryan Campbell

PenFinancial Commercial Champs

2

150.00

108

Gracie Vanderstelt

Vanderstelts

2

150.00

109

Rogue Vanderstelt

Vanderstelts

2

150.00

110

Tim Isaak

1

150.00

111

Linda Calvert

88s

2

150.00

112

Charlie Vanderstelt

Vanderstelts

2

150.00

113

Gus Vanderstelt

Vanderstelts

2

150.00

114

Joop Hockham

U17 OPDL Girls

2

150.00

115

Kaelen Partridge

Frosty Foxes

2

150.00

116

Denis Fortis

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

1

150.00

117

Erica Wiersma

1

150.00

118

Jody Vanderstelt

Vanderstelts

2

150.00

119

Jeff Vanderstelt

Vanderstelts

2

150.00

120

Kenzie McIntyre

U17 OPDL Girls

3

125.00

121

Keegan Bruce

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

3

120.00

122

Nicole Davies

Frosty Foxes

4

115.00

123

Mckenna Pearson

Niagara College Knight Walkers

3

110.00

124

Michelle Benard

Salon@Church

3

105.00

125

Christine Nadeau

PenFinancial Commercial Champs

1

100.00

126

Erika Bird

Salon@Church

1

100.00

127

Delasi Tay

PenFinancial Commercial Champs

1

100.00

128

Lee-Ann Kelpin

1

100.00

129

Darren Fousert

The Marching Elephants

1

100.00

130

Courtney Booth

Niagara College Knight Walkers

3

100.00

131

ROB BOUWERS

Walking Warriors

1

100.00

132

Alyssa Witteveen

Frosty Foxes

3

100.00

133

Gordon Arbeau

Niagara College Knight Walkers

1

100.00

134

Lena Witteveen

Riverside Roamers

1

100.00

135

Helen Wiebe

1

100.00

136

Fanie Boisselle

Walking Warriors

3

95.00

137

Kaylee DeHaan

Riverside Roamers

1

75.00

138

Rachel VanderWier

Riverside Roamers

1

75.00

139

Barb VanderWier

Riverside Roamers

1

75.00

140

Holly Lavigueur

Welland Chevrolet

1

50.00

141

Lindsey Hendriks

Niagara College Knight Walkers

1

50.00

142

Merinda Arcidiacono

Niagara College Knight Walkers

1

50.00

143

Noah Machek

Niagara College Knight Walkers

1

50.00

144

Tanesha Stewart

Niagara College Knight Walkers

1

50.00

145

Wendy Ward

Niagara College Knight Walkers

1

50.00

146

Cathy Majtenyi

2

50.00

147

Carly Root

Niagara College Knight Walkers

1

50.00

148

Lisa Machek

Niagara College Knight Walkers

2

50.00

149

Renee Winger

Niagara College Knight Walkers

1

25.00

150

Tina Fini

Kuska Knights

1

25.00

151

Abby Warner

Careys Crew!

1

25.00

152

Sophia Rose

Kuska Knights

1

25.00

153

Adesina Sosanwo

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

1

20.00

154

Wil VanderStelt

Riverside Roamers

155

Alexa Abbruscato

Niagara College Knight Walkers

156

Jenny Abbruscato

Niagara College Knight Walkers

157

Harveer Kaur

Niagara College Knight Walkers

158

Mike Ramsay

food fighters

159

Joyce Sonneveld

Riverside Roamers

160

John Sonneveld

Riverside Roamers

161

Gursharandeep Kaur

Niagara College Knight Walkers

162

Tara Belling

Phoenix Adventures

163

Lee-Ann Kelpin

164

Tony Di Carmine

Welland Chevrolet

165

john sherwin

food fighters

166

Anthony Di Carmine

Welland Chevrolet

167

Jocelyn Aantjes

Riverside Roamers

168

Charlotte Scace

Wainfleet BIC for Open Arms Mission!

169

Vijay Kumar

Niagara College Knight Walkers

170

Keith Wielink

Niagara South Trekkers

171

julia parperides

Welland Chevrolet

172

Stany Castillo

Wainfleet BIC for Open Arms Mission!

173

Lincoln Gonsalves

Welland Chevrolet

174

Parker Gonsalves

Welland Chevrolet

175

Meghan Gonsalves

Welland Chevrolet

176

Britany Duguay

Phoenix Adventures

177

Michelle Ruicci

Niagara College Knight Walkers

178

Eghosa Avanrenren

179

Andrea Doucet

food fighters

180

Laurence Mongendre

WellSpring Welland

181

Kallie Akins

182

Joce Hunter

88s

183

Ashley Matthews

Niagara College Knight Walkers

184

Samantha Dowty

Niagara College Knight Walkers

185

Alan Joe

Niagara College Knight Walkers

186

Taylor DeGuire

Seasons Welland

187

Gabriella Johnston

Niagara College Knight Walkers

188

Kristen Clark

Niagara College Knight Walkers

189

Mikël Brillant

Niagara College Knight Walkers

190

Jodi Stull-Cameron

Niagara College Knight Walkers

191

Cornell Feenstra

Niagara South Trekkers

192

Kiera Ursacki

Salon@Church

193

Ashley Figaro

Niagara College Knight Walkers

194

jordyn graham

Niagara College Knight Walkers

195

Paige Davis

Niagara College Knight Walkers

196

Imara Bourne

Niagara College Knight Walkers

197

Felisha Crivea

Walking Warriors

198

Brayanne Warren

Niagara College Knight Walkers

199

Laurie O'Neill

Salon@Church

200

Prosper Kal

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

201

Gordon Allen

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

202

Rita Brooks

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

203

Katie Pansolin

Welland Chevrolet

204

Jesse Thibert

Spartans

205

Lillian Patterson

food fighters

206

Cassandra McAlpine

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

207

Brittany Walsh

food fighters

208

Alycia Panagopoulos

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

209

Sonya Mackiw

Niagara College Knight Walkers

210

VINEETH VINCENT

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

211

Dean Van

Niagara South Trekkers

212

Christopher Czyzewski

Beach Please

213

Roxanne Munn

WellSpring Welland

214

Harmandeep Singh

Niagara College Knight Walkers

215

Monica Owl

Careys Crew!

216

Courtney Colpitts

Niagara College Knight Walkers

217

mandy grandmond

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

218

CASANDRA VASSALLO

RATESDOTCA & Scoop Insurance

219

Brian Price

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 Open Arms Mission of Welland

At Open Arms Mission, we want to ensure that no one goes hungry in our community. At our new low barrier food bank, we will be providing groceries and snacks and other items to people in need in our community.


We are transforming our traditional food bank and drop in centre, to a place where people can:


1. Be free from anxiety over where their next meal will come from. No more being told to wait. If you need food today, come today.


2. Be free to choose what is best for their needs, instead of being told what they can have.


3. Have a dignified environment. Instead of being intimidated by unfamiliar processes, people can feel comfortable getting food in a beautiful, accessible grocery store


4. Feel free from shame. Instead of feeling like they are taking away from someone who "needs it more," by allowing people to donate, we are offering the opportunity to contribute.


Learn more at www.openarmsmissionwelland.com

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CNOY Welland 2024

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