Coldest Night of the Year


Kentville Volunteer Fire Department 
463 Main St 
Kentville, NS



Description & Services

The Coldest Night of the Year is a non-competitive 5km/10km winter walk fundraiser that supports Canadian charities who serve people who are hungry, homeless, and hurting in cities across Canada. 
We are aiming to both achieve sustainability for OPEN ARMS outreach programs (including Drop-in centers, Inn From The Cold Winter shelter program, Rural Food Delivery Program, housing options, job helps, and more) from community support and to further build relationships with individuals, churches, businesses, schools, social clubs and other groups not directly involved with any of our programs which serve people in the Annapolis Valley 
In 2015 we raised more than $75,000 from CNOY that helped us grow significantly with the renovation of our permanent outreach center! More than 50 teams and more than 500 individuals from local businesses, schools, churches and various agencies raised money and walked in support of Open Arms in 2014, putting us in 4th place in the Country (ahead of many large cities including Halifax and Ottawa). 
This year, Open Arms will be hosting our fourth CNOY in the Annapolis Valley as a fundraiser for Open Arms and Inn From The Cold! Would you consider becoming a Team Captain or connect us with a representative in your workplace, church or other group who would lead and motivate your group in this year's event? This is a great opportunity for many to support a great cause and to become acquainted with what Open Arms is and does in the community. 
CNOY allows participants the opportunity to experience a hint of the challenges faced by the homeless during a cold Canadian night in the dead of winter, while raising money for a local ‘homeless’ mission or shelter they know - in this case, Open Arms / Inn From The Cold. 
CNOY will be held on Saturday February 20th 2016, but online registration opens December 1st. 
Minimum fund raising levels: 
Children are free, youth 12-18 are asked to raise $75 and adults $150.  
The $25 registration fee is waived for those who raise the required amount.
20 Feb 2016

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Last Modified: 28 Dec 2015 | Last Full Update: 27 Oct 2015