Raised:
$33,805
52%Goal:
$65,000

West Niagara

Hosted by YWCA Niagara Region

112Walkers20Teams1Volunteers19Days 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

West Niagara (YWCA Niagara Region) is super grateful for our fantastic 2023 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

Rotary Club of Lincoln

Martha Kralt

8

4,290.00

2

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

David Shipside

17

3,965.00

3

St Joseph Servers

Dave McClung

2

3,400.00

4

YWCA Niagara Region

Arienne Good

16

2,455.00

5

Jo & Co

Joanne Heritz

4

2,345.00

6

Nerd Herd

Megan Rader

6

1,050.00

7

Culprits

Lisa Rice

6

1,030.00

8

Smells Like Team Spirit

Kayla Mayer

10

895.00

9

Mountainview Rovers

Alice Posthumus

3

520.00

10

Team Meridian

Katarina Chataway

6

440.00

11

TEAM VERHOEF

Patricia Sheeley

3

420.00

12

We Like To Move It Move It

Franziska Emslie

3

250.00

13

Grimsby Lions Team

Louise Agnew

1

200.00

14

Toronto Girlies

Colleen Douglas

4

150.00

15

NEXTNiagara & Friends

Alexis T Kleiman

4

100.00

16

Wills Chevrolet Buick GMC

Sarah Wills

2

17

Turkstra Lumber - Customer Service Team

Mike Rabjohn

5

18

Vineyard

Kailey Riesebosch

2

19

Living Hope Church

Laura Hidvary

4

20

Knights15999

Mario Durand

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Rob Ouwehand

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

24

3,170.00

2

Martha Kralt

Rotary Club of Lincoln

13

2,870.00

3

Dave McClung

St Joseph Servers

32

2,850.00

4

Joanne Heritz

Jo & Co

14

1,900.00

5

Kristen Haskins

Culprits

6

925.00

6

Skylar Simm

Nerd Herd

7

760.00

7

Alice Posthumus

Mountainview Rovers

9

520.00

8

Margaret Andrewes

Rotary Club of Lincoln

4

500.00

9

Tina Barnabi

St Joseph Servers

4

400.00

10

Crystal Carswell

YWCA Niagara Region

8

395.00

11

Alexandra Cecchin

YWCA Niagara Region

7

355.00

12

Dianne Heritz

Jo & Co

2

350.00

13

Erin Amirault

Rotary Club of Lincoln

9

340.00

14

Maj-Britt Kannegieter

YWCA Niagara Region

5

325.00

15

Chris Frere

4

325.00

16

Ben Baker

Team Meridian

11

315.00

17

Renita Kiers

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

2

300.00

18

Tatiana Willms

YWCA Niagara Region

2

300.00

19

Arienne Good

YWCA Niagara Region

2

270.00

20

Sid Horinga

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

2

250.00

21

Franziska Emslie

We Like To Move It Move It

2

250.00

22

Laurie Andrews

YWCA Niagara Region

1

250.00

23

Olivia Routsky

Smells Like Team Spirit

4

250.00

24

Rachel Kleiman

YWCA Niagara Region

2

200.00

25

Mel Snow

Smells Like Team Spirit

5

200.00

26

Louise Agnew

Grimsby Lions Team

3

200.00

27

Kendra Cooper

Smells Like Team Spirit

4

175.00

28

Faith Cyr

Nerd Herd

3

170.00

29

Liz Heemskerk

TEAM VERHOEF

4

170.00

30

Colleen Douglas

Toronto Girlies

3

150.00

31

Rachael Vacca

YWCA Niagara Region

3

150.00

32

Kayla Mayer

Smells Like Team Spirit

2

150.00

33

Nadia Pankratz

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

2

150.00

34

Sue Foster

Rotary Club of Lincoln

2

125.00

35

Patricia Sheeley

TEAM VERHOEF

1

100.00

36

Donna Shelton

YWCA Niagara Region

1

100.00

37

Katarina Chataway

Team Meridian

1

100.00

38

Alexis T Kleiman

NEXTNiagara & Friends

1

100.00

39

Megan Rader

Nerd Herd

3

95.00

40

Rosalie Amirault

Rotary Club of Lincoln

3

65.00

41

Sebastian Amirault

Rotary Club of Lincoln

3

65.00

42

Deanne Haanappel

TEAM VERHOEF

1

50.00

43

Ron Leopold

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

1

50.00

44

Zoe Jukes

Smells Like Team Spirit

1

50.00

45

Margaret Henderson

Rotary Club of Lincoln

1

50.00

46

Gordon Pyle

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

2

45.00

47

Laur Stevens

Nerd Herd

1

25.00

48

Jasmin Gicante

Smells Like Team Spirit

1

25.00

49

Emily Kujawka

Smells Like Team Spirit

1

25.00

50

Matt Marr

1

25.00

51

Margaret Corbett

Jo & Co

1

20.00

52

Alicia Marshall

Smells Like Team Spirit

1

20.00

53

Brad Kemp

Turkstra Trim & Doors

1

20.00

54

Kristin Hachkowski

Culprits

1

5.00

55

Alicia Marshall

Smells Like Team Spirit

56

Jesse Wosley

YWCA Niagara Region

57

Elisabeth Zimmermann

YWCA Niagara Region

58

Peter Fenwick

Team Meridian

59

Dan Cecchin

YWCA Niagara Region

60

Christina Cecchin

YWCA Niagara Region

61

Catherine Leniarsky

YWCA Niagara Region

62

jessica bennett

Smells Like Team Spirit

63

Carter Chataway

Team Meridian

64

Madison Chataway

Team Meridian

65

David Shipside

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

66

Kailey Riesebosch

Vineyard

67

Victoria Datema

Vineyard

68

Mario Durand

Knights15999

69

Jamie Corbett

Jo & Co

70

Adrian and Sam Kuivenhoven

Living Hope Church

71

Laura Hidvary

Living Hope Church

72

Chris Ventura

NEXTNiagara & Friends

73

Patricia Menear

NEXTNiagara & Friends

74

Marissa Goulart

Toronto Girlies

75

Derek Saunders

Team Meridian

76

Doug Bylsma

Living Hope Church

77

Samuel Bylsma

Living Hope Church

78

Samuel Bylsma

79

Heather Salter

YWCA Niagara Region

80

Lisa Rice

Culprits

81

Brianna Albano

Culprits

82

Colleen Jenkins

Turkstra Lumber - Customer Service Team

83

Taylor Walters

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

84

Harold Huizinga

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

85

Devin Horinga

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

86

Richard Anderson

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

87

Judy Morris

Nerd Herd

88

Doug McKinnon

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

89

Mitch Kiers

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

90

Angelina Soares

Turkstra Lumber - Customer Service Team

91

vanesa Mitchell

92

Ruth Ann Schuringa

Mountainview Rovers

93

Byron Graham

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

94

Marni Rader

Nerd Herd

95

Mitch MacLellan

Turkstra Lumber - Customer Service Team

96

Roxanne Rivard

Culprits

97

Mike Rabjohn

Turkstra Lumber - Customer Service Team

98

Rachael Kemp

99

Krista Royal

Wills Chevrolet Buick GMC

100

Sarah Wills

Wills Chevrolet Buick GMC

101

Sam Harris

Toronto Girlies

102

Lily Emslie

We Like To Move It Move It

103

Tara Emslie

We Like To Move It Move It

104

Ritta Nazi

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

105

David Harrington

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

106

Alfie DiGiovanni

Turkstra Lumber Smithville

107

Paige Tedford

Toronto Girlies

108

Duane VanGeest

Mountainview Rovers

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 YWCA Niagara Region

The goal of YWCA's transitional 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 25, 2023!

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Mountainview Christian Reformed Church 290 Main St. East Grimsby, ON L3M 1P8

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!

West Niagara Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

2022 CNOY Photos

Here's a collection of our favourite photos from CNOY 2022 nationwide - special thanks to our many volunteer photographers who sent them in!

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Contact Us


CNOY West Niagara 2023

Arienne Good Director of Fundraising
Phone 9053293187
Email agood@ywcaniagararegion.ca

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