Walk to help others on the Coldest Night of the Year

United Way Bruce Grey is encouraging Saugeen Shores, Kincardine, Grey Highlands, and Meaford residents to team up, fundraise, and walk in The Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY). This family-friendly, winterrific fundraising walk takes place on the evening of Saturday, February 24, 2024 and supports people experiencing hunger, hurt, and homelessness in these communities.

Tens of thousands of Canadians will take to the streets for CNOY with events taking place in 150 cities, towns, and communities across the country. By walking together in the chill of the night, participants will better understand the experience of being on the streets during a cold Canadian winter, while raising funds to aid the work of United Way Bruce Grey and our partner organizations in providing much-needed support.

Facts about each location:

Saugeen Shores

– This walk will be held at Coulter Parkette (583 Green St, Port Elgin)

– Beginning at 4:30p.m.

– Raised $52,095 (gross) in 2023

– Our 2024 fundraising goal is $50,000 (32% of that has been raised so far)

– Partner is the Port Elgin Rotary Club

– Sign up to be a walker, team captain, or sponsor: https://cnoy.org/location/saugeenshores

– Montitary sponsors include Trinity Tiny Homes and Ewyn Weight Loss Studios Port Elgin

Kincardine

– This walk will be held at the Kincardine Legion (219 Lambton St.)

– Beginning at 4:30p.m

– Raised $24,433 (gross) in 2023

– Our 2024 fundraising goal is $25,000 (30% of that has been raised so far)

– Partner is the Kincardine Good Food Box

– Sign up to be a walker, team captain, or sponsor: https://cnoy.org/location/kincardine

Grey Highlands

– This is the first time CNOY has come to Grey Highlands

– This walk will be held at the South East Grey Community Health Centre (55 Victoria Ave, Markdale)

– Beginning at 4:30p.m

– Our fundraising goal is $20,000 (22% of that has been raised so far)

– Partner is SEGCHC (South East Grey Community Health Centre)

– Sign up to be a walker, team captain, volunteer or sponsor: https://cnoy.org/location/greyhighlands

Meaford

– This is the first time CNOY has come to Meaford

– This walk will be held at The Rotary House (34 Trowbridge St W, Meaford)

– Beginning at 4:30 p.m.

– Our fundraising goal is $20,000 (26% of that has been raised so far)

– Partner is Meaford Rotary Club

– Sign up to be a walker, team captain, volunteer or sponsor: https://cnoy.org/location/meaford

Owen Sound and Hanover are also doing CNOY. For more information about their walk, please reach out to Safe N Sound and Bruce Grey Mentorship.

About United Way Bruce Grey The United Way of Bruce Grey is a critical community convener that mobilizes its partners – including business, labour, community leaders, government and community residents – to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community.

Together, we are possibility.To show your #LocalLove by donating or volunteering, call 519-376-1560 or 1-800-794-1728, mail to 380 9th St E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 1P1 or visit www.unitedwayofbrucegrey.com