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Coldest Night of the Year


The Coldest Night of the Year is on Saturday, February 23, 2019. CNOY is a family-friendly national walk-a-thon that helps you raise funds for charities that serve hungry, homeless and hurting people in your town, and in 136 communities across Canada.

We are walking in support of the Ottawa Mission who provides food, shelter, clothing, and life-changing programs to people who are hungry, homeless and lost. Last year, the Ottawa Mission served an average of 1,307 meals each day and provided shelter to 220 people every night. Join this year’s walk and help hundreds of people receive food, shelter and hope for a better future!

Getting involved is easy! Here’s how:

1. Register and Join a Team

Our small groups are each going to form a team and walk together this year. You can find and join your team here.

If you aren’t part of a small group yet, no problem! You can join the “BRBC Walkers” team here and be a part of it! Click here to join now! You’ll need to create an account (or sign into an existing one) and then you will be added to the team.

2. Fundraise!

Once you’ve registered (or signed in) and joined your team, you’ll get your very own campaign page where you can track your fundraising progress. From there, you can invite your friends, co-workers and family members to support your walk! They can make their donations online or you can collect their information on the pledge form (available here).

You can share the event on Facebook too! Visit facebook.com/brbcottawa/events and share the event details and a link to your donation page!

3. Join us on February 23!

This year’s CNOY walk is taking place on February 23. Here are the details:

The start location for this year’s walk is once again Jean Pigott Hall in Ottawa City Hall located at 110 Laurier Avenue West (Google Map). There is free parking in the underground parking garage at City Hall on the weekend. You can access the parking garage from Elgin Street or from Laurier Avenue eastbound.


Registration Opens – all walkrs must check-in at registration upon arrival
Opening Ceremonies
Walk begins (all distances)
Registration Closes
Meal Service begins
Route Closes, Meal Service ends


Between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers!

Route Options include:

  • 2 km walk
  • 5 km walk
  • 10 km walk

Rest stops will be available on all routes and all routes will be well signed. You can decide together with your team what distance you’d like to walk.


  • Any cash or cheques made out to “Coldest Night of the Year”
  • A completed Pledge Sheet or My Results Form (printed from website) to match the cash or cheques
  • A signed Waiver Form (or Family Waiver Form)
  • Good walking waterproof shoes/boots
  • Warm coat & mitts

Come prepared while keeping an eye on the expected weather.

Find out more about the walk at: cnoy.org/location/ottawadowntown


Event Date Title Location Map
Feb 23, 2019 - 5:00 pm Coldest Night of the Year 110 Laurier Avenue West (Ottawa City Hall) View