Raised:
$66,867
111%Goal:
$60,000

West Niagara

Hosted by YWCA Niagara Region

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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. Team up, walk, and fundraise! It’s cold out there... but there’s no place like home. We're raising money for the YWCA West Niagara programming. Your support helps women and children experiencing homelessness have a home.

Community Sponsors

West Niagara (YWCA Niagara Region) is super grateful for our fantastic 2022 sponsors! View all sponsors >

West Niagara 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

YWCA Niagara Region

Arienne Good

24

8,110.00

2

Rotary Club of Lincoln

Martha Kralt

9

7,965.00

3

St Joseph Servers

Dave McClung

1

6,310.00

4

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

David Shipside

5

4,710.40

5

Living Hope Church

Laura Hidvary

12

3,855.00

6

Cairn Christian School - Smithville Campus

Nadine Morrison

12

3,505.00

7

Juice Box Heroes

Kayla Mayer

7

2,665.00

8

Mountainview Rovers

Alice Posthumus

7

2,645.00

9

Jo & Co.

Joanne Heritz

4

2,545.00

10

Walk a Mile in my Shoes

Sam Fry

1

2,045.00

11

The Young and the Breathless

Crystal Carswell

3

1,400.00

12

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Joanna Balamatsis

5

1,295.00

13

Verhoef Electric

Patricia Sheeley

8

1,240.00

14

Turkstra Lumber - Customer Service

Mike Rabjohn

6

1,036.63

15

knights 15999

Mario Durand

2

1,020.00

16

The Jaguars

Franziska Emslie

4

950.00

17

The Fast and the Flurries

Sarah Fadlalla

3

835.00

18

CIBC West Niagara

James Gunn

10

780.00

19

St. John's Strides Of Hope

Kyle Dore

4

700.00

20

NEXTNiagara

Alexis T Kleiman

6

585.00

21

Step Sisters

Gabrielle Doak

4

435.00

22

Is It Summer Yet?

Karen Andress

1

400.00

23

Book Club Squad

Carli Hoffmann

1

365.00

24

Hike Club

Julie Rorison

1

350.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Dave McClung

St Joseph Servers

77

6,280.00

2

Martha Kralt

Rotary Club of Lincoln

14

3,850.00

3

Chris Frere

42

2,810.00

4

Ian Gritter

Living Hope Church

21

2,175.00

5

Kayla Mayer

Juice Box Heroes

15

1,440.00

6

Arienne Good

YWCA Niagara Region

11

1,355.00

7

Elisabeth Zimmermann

YWCA Niagara Region

11

1,280.00

8

Alice Posthumus

Mountainview Rovers

20

1,225.00

9

Rob Ouwehand

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

12

1,200.00

10

Renita Kiers

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

14

1,160.00

11

Sam Fry

Walk a Mile in my Shoes

18

1,125.00

12

Connor DeGraaf

Cairn Christian School - Smithville Campus

29

1,100.00

13

Crystal Carswell

The Young and the Breathless

16

880.00

14

Alexandra Cecchin

YWCA Niagara Region

16

850.00

15

Taylor Kantola

Juice Box Heroes

14

825.00

16

Chyna-Rose Bennett

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

11

725.00

17

Sue Foster

Rotary Club of Lincoln

8

650.00

18

Margaret Andrewes

Rotary Club of Lincoln

5

600.00

19

Dianne Heritz

Jo & Co.

2

600.00

20

Jessica VanGeest

Mountainview Rovers

6

600.00

21

Kevin Verhoef

Verhoef Electric

7

575.00

22

Rachel Kleiman

YWCA Niagara Region

11

570.00

23

Franziska Emslie

The Jaguars

4

530.00

24

Joanne Serkeyn

Rotary Club of Lincoln

6

515.00

25

Katie Appleyard

Rotary Club of Lincoln

4

500.00

26

Joanne Heritz

Jo & Co.

4

500.00

27

Anthony van Engelen

knights 15999

11

490.00

28

Louise Seaton

6

455.00

29

Tatiana Willms

YWCA Niagara Region

4

455.00

30

Beverley Richter

YWCA Niagara Region

6

440.00

31

Nicole Hutten

Living Hope Church

5

400.00

32

Karen Andress

Is It Summer Yet?

5

400.00

33

Brielle DeGraaf

Cairn Christian School - Smithville Campus

12

400.00

34

Meagan DeGraaf

Cairn Christian School - Smithville Campus

12

400.00

35

Erin Amirault

YWCA Niagara Region

5

375.00

36

Saliena Lewis

The Fast and the Flurries

7

365.00

37

Carli Hoffmann

Book Club Squad

9

365.00

38

Julie Rorison

Hike Club

7

350.00

39

Dave DeGraaf

Mountainview Rovers

5

350.00

40

Mario Durand

knights 15999

5

330.00

41

Colleen Douglas

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

4

325.00

42

Reese VanMarrum

Cairn Christian School - Smithville Campus

6

325.00

43

Maj-Britt Kannegieter

The Young and the Breathless

7

320.00

44

Colleen Gora

CIBC West Niagara

4

320.00

45

Grace Howes

YWCA Niagara Region

6

310.00

46

Liz Heemskerk

Verhoef Electric

6

290.00

47

Alexis T Kleiman

NEXTNiagara

4

275.00

48

Laura Hidvary

Living Hope Church

4

250.00

49

Sid Horinga

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

2

250.00

50

Shawna Chen

YWCA Niagara Region

3

250.00

51

Laurie Andrews

YWCA Niagara Region

1

250.00

52

Sebastien Morrison

Cairn Christian School - Smithville Campus

4

230.00

53

Shelley Huxley

YWCA Niagara Region

4

225.00

54

Carmolita Shuttleworth

The Fast and the Flurries

5

220.00

55

Christina Carfagnini

Step Sisters

4

205.00

56

Harper VanMarrum

Cairn Christian School - Smithville Campus

3

200.00

57

Mike Hutten

Living Hope Church

1

200.00

58

Melanie Snow

YWCA Niagara Region

5

200.00

59

David Shipside

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

1

200.00

60

Cheryl Ganann

1

200.00

61

John Ganann

1

200.00

62

Duane VanGeest

Mountainview Rovers

5

200.00

63

Lois Van Vliet

Living Hope Church

3

200.00

64

Ari VanderWier

Cairn Christian School - Smithville Campus

4

195.00

65

Brad Kemp

Turkstra Lumber - Customer Service

4

195.00

66

Joanna Balamatsis

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

4

170.00

67

Nadine Morrison

Cairn Christian School - Smithville Campus

1

150.00

68

JD Pachereva

Rotary Club of Lincoln

1

150.00

69

Ella Dore

St. John's Strides Of Hope

3

150.00

70

Sarah Fadlalla

The Fast and the Flurries

1

150.00

71

Alicia Marshall

Juice Box Heroes

3

150.00

72

Zoe Jukes

Juice Box Heroes

2

150.00

73

Elaine Kelly

Mountainview Rovers

2

150.00

74

Lily Emslie

The Jaguars

3

150.00

75

Kari DeGraaf

Mountainview Rovers

2

120.00

76

Carrie Crown

CIBC West Niagara

4

120.00

77

Sandra Nuckle

YWCA Niagara Region

1

100.00

78

Kyle Dore

St. John's Strides Of Hope

1

100.00

79

Patricia Sheeley

Verhoef Electric

1

100.00

80

Madelaine Legault

Step Sisters

1

100.00

81

Lorien Grayson

St. John's Strides Of Hope

1

100.00

82

Tara Emslie

The Jaguars

1

100.00

83

Janelle Dore

St. John's Strides Of Hope

1

100.00

84

Kendra Engel

Juice Box Heroes

1

100.00

85

Kathy Moscou

Jo & Co.

1

100.00

86

Mark Postma

Living Hope Church

1

100.00

87

Jennifer Warren

YWCA Niagara Region

1

100.00

88

Colleen Jenkins

Turkstra Lumber - Customer Service

2

80.00

89

Amy Lloyd

NEXTNiagara

2

80.00

90

Samuel Bylsma

Living Hope Church

3

80.00

91

Sam Harris

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

3

75.00

92

Carter VanGeest

Cairn Christian School - Smithville Campus

1

75.00

93

Glyn Warner

YWCA Niagara Region

2

75.00

94

Daniela Eramo

CIBC West Niagara

2

75.00

95

Mike Rabjohn

Turkstra Lumber - Customer Service

2

75.00

96

Deanne Haanappel

Verhoef Electric

2

75.00

97

James Gunn

CIBC West Niagara

2

70.00

98

Ashley Bylsma

Living Hope Church

2

70.00

99

Rosa Ariza Ordonez

3

70.00

100

Dan Hamilton

CIBC West Niagara

1

50.00

101

Sarah Cacilhas

YWCA Niagara Region

1

50.00

102

Zachary Lailey

CIBC West Niagara

1

50.00

103

Doug Bylsma

Living Hope Church

1

50.00

104

Brenda Kell-Kotwa

Rotary Club of Lincoln

1

50.00

105

Karen Verhoef

Verhoef Electric

1

50.00

106

david harrington

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

1

50.00

107

Gabrielle Doak

Step Sisters

2

45.00

108

Mark Emslie

The Jaguars

1

45.00

109

Margaret Corbett

Jo & Co.

1

40.00

110

Kristen Nilsen

NEXTNiagara

2

40.00

111

Jonathan Zonruiter

CIBC West Niagara

1

25.00

112

Carrie Price

NEXTNiagara

1

25.00

113

Oliver Ritson

The Young and the Breathless

1

25.00

114

Owen VanGeest

Cairn Christian School - Smithville Campus

1

25.00

115

Morgan VanGeest

Cairn Christian School - Smithville Campus

1

25.00

116

Emma VanGeest

Cairn Christian School - Smithville Campus

1

25.00

117

Tiana M Sherback

Rotary Club of Lincoln

1

25.00

118

Maria Derkacz

Rotary Club of Lincoln

1

25.00

119

Domenico Eramo

CIBC West Niagara

1

20.00

120

jessica bennett

Juice Box Heroes

121

Tim Zabransky

Turkstra Lumber - Customer Service

122

Sheryl Johnson

123

Jesse Wosley

YWCA Niagara Region

124

Brandon Baarda

Verhoef Electric

125

Alex Bylsma

Living Hope Church

126

Zachary Randle

127

Megan Rader

YWCA Niagara Region

128

Sarah Wakulich

Juice Box Heroes

129

Darrick Vanderwier

Verhoef Electric

130

Edward Richter

YWCA Niagara Region

131

Kate Cecchin

YWCA Niagara Region

132

Chelsea Knowlton

YWCA Niagara Region

133

julia gamble

CIBC West Niagara

134

David Baker

Turkstra Lumber - Customer Service

135

Samuel Bylsma

136

Rita Stranges

YWCA Niagara Region

137

Madison Taylor

CIBC West Niagara

138

Jordan McNaughton-McCallum

Step Sisters

139

Kevan Peters

NEXTNiagara

140

Kate Chiera

YWCA Niagara Region

141

Angelina Soares

Turkstra Lumber - Customer Service

142

Adrienne Stevens-Kivell

143

Michael Short

Living Hope Church

144

Nick Beyer

Verhoef Electric

145

Byron Richter

YWCA Niagara Region

About YWCA Niagara Region

The goal of YWCA's West Niagara Affordable Housing program is to provide transitional supportive housing to all of West Niagara, which will lead individuals to self-sufficiency within the time frame of one to three years.


Together with our partners, we provide supportive programming and housing solutions to individuals who are committed to attaining self-sufficiency. Our partners include community organizations, individuals, service providers and the faith community as well as residential clients.


Join the only Coldest Night of the Year event in West Niagara. Walk with us.

Event Day Details

Save the date - CNOY Day is February 26, 2022!

Who are we walking for? We're walking for families like Penelope and her two children. You can read their story here: Penelope's Story. Want to hear more about our incredible impact last year? Check it out here!

Toque Pick-Up Times

Walkers who raise $150+ (adults 18 and over) or $75 (children/youth 17 and under) will receive a CNOY toque as a thank you!


  • At your door! For the most part, we dropped off packages to team captains to distribute to their teams as a way of staying connecting with their awesome teammates (just like we did last year)!
  • Pick-Up: We have 2 pick-up options:
  • Station 1 Coffeehouse in Grimsby
  • 183 King St., St. Catharines, ON L2R 3J5 – any time! Just ring the buzzer and our lovely YW advocate will bring your toque out to you!
  • Have questions? Please email Arienne

Have questions? Visit our FAQ section!

Virtual CNOY Day

This is your own self-organized walk! Here are some key things you'll need to do on February 26 (or whatever day in February you decide to walk):


  • Gather with your covid-safe bubble (or on your own)
  • Map out a safe 2-5 km route
  • Let someone know where you are
  • Bring a cell phone in case of emergency
  • Share online as you go! #cnoy22
  • Keep fundraising (half of all fundraising happens in the last week!)
  • Be safe and have fun! And just know, you are making a huge difference in our community!

Contact Us


West Niagara

Arienne Good Director of Fundraising
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 905.329.3187
Email agood@ywcaniagararegion.ca

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