Lindsay welcomes The Coldest Night of the Year on Feb. 24
United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is encouraging City of Kawartha Lakes 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 Feb. 24, 2024 and supports people experiencing hunger, hurt, and homelessness in Lindsay.
Tens of thousands of Canadians will take to the streets for CNOY with events taking place in 200 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 for the City of Kawartha Lakes in providing much-needed support.
The Lindsay walk begins and ends at Fleming College’s Frost Campus, located at 200 Albert Street South. Participants will walk a 2 km or 5 km route, can warm up with toasty drinks at rest stops along the way, and will be able to celebrate their efforts together at the finish line. All those who raise over $150 (or $75 for youth) will also don iconic CNOY toques as they face the cold night.
This is United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes’ first year taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, with a fundraising goal of $20,000. An expected 100walkers and 20teams, including staff and friends of United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes are expected to brave the cold winter’s night. Event sponsors are welcome, and are encouraged to contact United Way for more information.
United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes has been serving the community for 56 years, and the funds raised in the Coldest Night of the Year will benefit their clients in a time of the year known historically for low levels of giving.
For further information, contact Emily Beall, co-executive director, at or by telephone at (705)-878-5081, or check out the website, cnoy.org