The Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) is a covid-safe, family-friendly walk to raise money for charities serving people experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger. This year's walk takes place on February 20, 2021. Our Arlington Woods Church team will be walking to raise money for Capital City Mission and Jericho Road (Addiction Recovery and Support). In 2020 these two organizations received a total of $103,097 because of walkers and sponsors! For more information on these ministries visit https://cnoy.org/location/ottawalowertown.
In previous years, we would gather in Ottawa Lowertown to walk a pre-planned route with others, but because of COVID, there is no organized walk happening downtown. Instead, you have two options:
1) You can do a 2.5km or 5km walk in your own neighbourhood at a time that works for you! You don't even have to do it on February 20th, although that's recommended. If you do this, please take photos/selfies and share them on social media using the hashtag #CNOY21
2) You can join us for a socially-distanced walk around the church neighbourhood on February 20th (time and route information to come but there will be 2.5k and 5k options). That way, we can see each other, talk to each other from a safe distance, and experience a sense of community as we raise money for this important need.
donate to our team:
If you would like to donate to sponsor someone on our Arlington Woods Church team, click HERE to visit our CNOY Team Page. Once on the page, choose the Team Member you would like to sponsor and then select "Donate Now".
join a team:
We would LOVE to have you join the Arlington Woods Church team and raise money for our Ottawa Lowertown ministries! We are also encouraging kids and families to be involved! You can sign your child up (parents, use your own email address when doing so) and encourage friends and family members to sponsor them on the walk! (Kids need to be accompanied on the walk with a parent). CNOY is a great way for your kids to feel that they are making a difference and helping others.
To join our team, visit our CNOY Team Page and select "Join the Team".
There is no minimum requirement you have to raise to participate in this year's walk, but all walkers who fundraise $150 or more (for adults 18 and older), or $75 (for youth 17 and under) will receive the 2021 CNOY toque! Wear your toque proudly as a sign that you've accomplished some seriously impressive and impactful fundraising for your local charity.
(Pictured above is our Arlington Woods Church team from 2020)