FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Registrations are now officially open for the Coldest Night of the Year walk that is taking place in Fort St. John for the first time on February 25th, 2017.
The 2, 5, and 10 kilometre fundraiser walk was started in Ontario in 2011 to raise awareness to the plight of those who have had nowhere to call home and have had to sleep outdoors, especially those whose circumstances might be very temporary. Organiser Faye Anstey gave an example of people that need to leave home to leave of an abusive relationship, and have nowhere to go. Anstey says that organisers will be raising money to support Community Bridge in Fort St. John at this year’s walk, to support their programs to help individuals that have nowhere to go find a warm place to sleep.
Anstey says that though the event is not for another two and a half months, two teams have already signed up and raised over $150 so far. The goal is to have at least 20 teams, and raise $20,000 for Community Bridge.
Registration is $25, although adult and youth participants who raise $150 or $75 respectively don’t need to pay the registration fee. Online registration can be done here: https://canada.cnoy.org/location/fortstjohn. For more information, contact Faye Anstey via email: [email protected].