Raised:
$4,605
18%Goal:
$25,000

Whitecourt

Hosted by Soaring Eagle Support Society

36Walkers10Teams12Volunteers19Days 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

Whitecourt (Soaring Eagle Support Society) is super grateful for our fantastic 2023 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Whitecourt Scoreboard

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Teams
Walkers

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Combat The Cold

Justin Yaassoub

1

1,990.00

2

Murray's Mission

Kelsey Henderson

1

600.00

3

Care Bear Matriarchs

Judi White Corriveau

4

500.00

4

Whitecourt Addiction Staff

Kristy McCallum

5

355.00

5

Walk like a Champion

Tammy Ethier

2

300.00

6

Whitecourt Transport

Jen Frizell

6

155.00

7

Pat Hardy Primary

Wendy Chamberland

5

125.00

8

Soaring Eagle Team

Shelagh Watson

3

100.00

9

#wctcommunityyoga

Brittany Lawlor

2

50.00

10

Wellspring Walkers

Trish Lockard

3

50.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Justin Yaassoub

Combat The Cold

8

1,990.00

2

Kelsey Henderson

Murray's Mission

5

600.00

3

Judi White Corriveau

Care Bear Matriarchs

3

500.00

4

Claude Parent

1

250.00

5

Kristy McCallum

Whitecourt Addiction Staff

5

250.00

6

Sara Sears

Whitecourt Addiction Staff

3

105.00

7

Mitch Sharp

1

100.00

8

Jen Frizell

Whitecourt Transport

3

55.00

9

Valerie Pinder

Whitecourt Transport

1

50.00

10

Shaun Lapointe

Walk like a Champion

1

50.00

11

Viktor Styba

Whitecourt Transport

1

50.00

12

Tammy Ethier

Walk like a Champion

1

50.00

13

Brittany Lawlor

#wctcommunityyoga

1

50.00

14

Amanda Wilson

1

30.00

15

Danielle Nimco

Pat Hardy Primary

1

25.00

16

Sara Cumberland

Wellspring Walkers

1

25.00

17

Sherri Litwyn

Soaring Eagle Team

1

25.00

18

Aaron Richards

19

Reagan Kerr

Wellspring Walkers

20

MATTHEW JOYAL

Whitecourt Transport

21

Melanie Styba

Whitecourt Transport

22

Anne Martens

Pat Hardy Primary

23

Megan Cote

Pat Hardy Primary

24

Shelagh Watson

Soaring Eagle Team

25

Adele Brus

Pat Hardy Primary

26

Maria Desjarlais

Care Bear Matriarchs

27

Odette Lloyd

Soaring Eagle Team

28

Trish Lockard

Wellspring Walkers

29

Pauline Underwood Pauline Underwood

30

Timea Taylor

Whitecourt Addiction Staff

31

Karen Ladan

Whitecourt Addiction Staff

32

Angela Plouffe

#wctcommunityyoga

33

Wendy Chamberland

Pat Hardy Primary

34

Doreine White

Care Bear Matriarchs

35

Crystal Stephen

Care Bear Matriarchs

36

KEIRA JOYAL

Whitecourt Transport

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 Soaring Eagle Support Society

ABOUT SOARING EAGLE SUPPORT SOCIETY (SESS)

Soaring Eagle Support Society (SESS) is a Charitable Society passionate about reducing risk to those who are homeless, underhoused and hard-to-house. Using a “Housing First” focus, SESS provides supported Transitional Housing and Outreach supports at the Eagle’s Nest Motel in Whitecourt Alberta - with the purpose to assist individuals to obtain and retain safe appropriate housing while addressing their many challenges.


Assisting individuals who are homeless is very costly to the community at large. On average, it costs $15,000 per month to house and help a homeless person. The SESS transitional housing program provides housing and supports to an individual for approximately $15,000 per YEAR. We see a marked reduction in the overuse of the Health, Criminal Justice and other systems; and an increase in positive and appropriate use of services, such as, the transit, parks, medical facilities, addictions and mental health, peer support groups and educational opportunities. The end results are folks who are positively active in the community, appropriately using services, and better citizens; and a community that embraces all its citizens.


Supported Transitional Housing is not readily available in rural Alberta; and Whitecourt and area does not have a homelessness/affordable housing strategy, nor provision for emergency homeless shelters. One of our goals is to work with our municipal governments and community to find a solution to homelessness in our area.


Funding for Rural Alberta for homelessness initiatives is limited, as most provincial funding is assigned to the urban centres. Rural Alberta, including Whitecourt, has a substantial lack of services, shelters, daytime drop-in centres, soup kitchens, mental health, addictions, health care, and affordable housing.


Our goal as a Society is to become self-sustainable to provide access to needed services for those who are most vulnerable in our community. We need YOUR help to make this a reality. Your donations will provide the housing and assistance that are not available to vulnerable folks in Whitecourt and area.


We welcome any discussion, questions or clarification.


Coldest Night of the Year

It is our goal to work together with our local municipalities, agencies and businesses to provide a solution to homelessness and the lack of appropriate housing in our communities - especially for those who are hard-to-house.

The funds raised from CNOY will go a long way to supporting these vulnerable individuals


Homelessness impacts everyone.

From the costs of emergency shelters, to institutional health and psychiatric services and the criminal justice system, to the individual physical and mental health impact on every homeless person, the causes and effects of homelessness cost all Canadians dearly.

Solving homelessness makes sense. Not only are we saving money, we are also doing the right thing.

Event Day Details

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

StartGoogle Map

Whitecourt Home Hardware (Parking Lot)

5020 - 49 Avenue, Whitecourt, Alberta

We plan to start and finish our event in the Home Hardware Parking Lot


BUT


We have an alternate Cold Weather Plan for an indoor site at the

Seniors Circle


We will keep you posted!

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!

Whitecourt Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

5kmView + print!

We will start and finish at the Home Hardware Parking Lot. Route Markers and Cross walk Guards will be at all intersections.

2kmView + print!

Start and end in the Home Hardware parking lot

2022 CNOY Photos

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Contact Us


CNOY Whitecourt 2023

The CNOY Team Participant & Donor Services
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email whitecourt@cnoy.org

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