Coldest Night of the Year walk happening Saturday in Fort St. John

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Coldest Night of the Year walk is taking place in Fort St. John for the second time this coming weekend.

The 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. Organizer Faye Anstey said the event 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.

Children up to age 10 can participate for free. For youth aged 11-17 registration costs $40 dollars, which is waived with a minimum of $75 in donations. Adults 18 or older pay $40 dollars or can raise a minimum of $150 in donations. A toque will be handed out to anyone who pays or raises money for the event.

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The event gets underway at 4:00 p.m. on February, 24th at Northern Lights College. For more information or to register visit the Coldest Walk of the Year Facebook page.

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