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CNOY24: A Winterrific Way to Warm Hearts and Help Community

Young girl walking and smiling
Written by Patti Foley

Photo above supplied by CCS

On Saturday, February 24th thousands of Canadians from coast to coast to coast will brave winter’s chill to help neighbours in need. For the fifth year in a row, Caledon Community Services (CCS) invites Caledon residents to join in and, like other communities across Canada, take part in the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) walkathon. Make no mistake, these are steps that count for so much more than just great exercise. This family-friendly event raises funds for families truly in need.

In 2023 over 240 walkers raised an incredible $106,000 in support of CCS’s programs for neighbours who are struggling with hunger, precarious housing, poverty and isolation.

That growing need has prompted CCS to set this year’s goal at $120,000. To date they are at 25% of their goal and they challenge you to bundle up and help boost them over the top. Braving the chill for this heart-warming experience will literally help change lives.

Walkers can choose between a 2km or a 5km route. The routes begin at the Caledon East Community Complex. Check-in and welcome are at 4:00pm, the Walk is at 5:00pm, a light thank-you meal is served at 6:00pm.

If you can’t join CCS on Feb 24th, you can still make a difference by registering and raising funds or supporting someone who is! You can donate or sponsor or register to participate in this awesome walk right here

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About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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