Coldest Night walk tops $20,000 Feb. 23 goal with 150 walkers in Gravenhurst

Dear Editor:

You are probably aware of the Coldest Night of the Year family-friendly walk coming up in Gravenhurst on February 23.

Our fundraising goal is $20,000 and as of Monday Feb. 11 we have raised over $21,000 with 150 walkers planning to come out.

More importantly, this is becoming quite a Gravenhurst community effort with over 100 + walkers and 20 + volunteers. Every day new walkers and volunteers register and donations are made through the website. It’s very exciting to see all the numbers rising.

See their website below to follow the teams and how much they are raising in the coming coming weeks.

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When Rob Abbott isn’t wearing his Gravenhurst Winter Carnival chair’s hat, he dons a cool Coldest Night tuque.

You may also see people around town with the blue tuques with the Coldest Night on them.

We have banks, realtors, businesses, churches, service clubs, the Fire Dept, the Town of Gravenhurst, the YWCA and individuals all registering teams (26 teams to date).

Following the 2, 5 or 10 Km walk there will be a business-sponsored celebration dinner for the walkers and volunteers held in the Terry Fox Room.

Boston Pizza is providing pizza, Swiss Chalet is providing soup, The Bakery is providing desserts and McDonalds is providing tea and coffee.

Tim Hortons is also providing hot chocolate to our walkers as an on route rest stop along with Gateway Church and the Fire Dept.

It is truly fantastic to see this much support for Gravenhurst Against Poverty and its mission to support people in difficulty.

The Coldest Night of the Year is part of a national promotion for poverty groups.

For more information please go to:

Bonnie Dart is a Gravenhurst Against Poverty (GAP) council and steering committee member.

Check out the Gravenhurst Coldest Night of the Year walk website and follow the donor teams and how much each is raising.