Coldest Night of the Year 2023
Walk to raise funds for the Revelstoke Women's Shelter Society
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Walk in the cold to consider the challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness.
Register your team and walkers at the link below. All team members get a toque.
Women's Shelter Fundraiser
Walk the Coldest Night of the Year 2023
The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society is ramping up to its Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
“The website is live so people can now register online, create teams, sign-up members and download the app to see what place they’re coming in the competition,” executive director Lynn Loeppky says. “It’s fun seeing who can raise what. Last time we set a low goal of $10,000 and exceeded that and we had 20 teams and 74 walkers.”
It’s the third time the shelter has run this event and Loeppky says it has been a big help for funding the shelter’s programming this year.
“Our numbers have been high with people participating in our programming,” she says. “It’s money that people can actually see going back into the community with the 10 free counselling sessions we offer and helping vulnerable clients in our community.”
Donors who give online $20 or more will receive receipts. The CNOY organisation says that by walking in the cold, people will feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter.
To register your team and walkers, go to CNOY.org/location/revelstoke. All team members will get a toque. There will be a table set up at the Greenbelt’s Inukshuk near the baseball fields with hot drinks donated by Tim Horton’s.
Watch the following video to understand what the walk is about and the work that we do: