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‘Coldest Night’ Walk a Taste of Homeless Life on the Streets

Coldest Night of the Year
The Coldest Night of the Year is Saturday, February 20. (HANDOUT)

Hundreds will walk downtown streets in support of Winnipeg’s homeless on February 20.

The Coldest Night of the Year walk works to raise awareness and donations to charities serving the homeless community.

“The CNOY fundraising is critical to RaY (Resource Assistance for Youth) for providing the necessary, basic needs services to our youth participants,” said Kelly Holmes, executive director.

“With over 2,500 youth requiring support each year, simply put, demand out weighs supply. CNOY is our effort to supplement our day to day work.”

Participants will walk two, five or 10 kilometres throughout downtown, raising money through pledges while experiencing a hint of the challenges faced by those who are homeless — especially in the depths of winter.

This year’s fundraising goal is $90,000 with the help of more than 300 walkers.

To learn more and make a donation, visit



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