As the chilly winds of winter sweep through Port Alberni, an annual tradition, eight years strong, brings the community together—the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) walk. Beyond the camaraderie and shared purpose, participants can proudly don a tangible symbol of warmth—the exclusive CNOY toque.
The Cozy Toque Tradition
Picture this: a vibrant toque that shields you from the cold and represents your commitment to making a difference. The coveted CNOY toques are up for grabs, and getting your hands (and head) on one is easier than ever. Kids can join the toque club with a minimum donation of $75, while adults can sport this cozy accessory with a $150 donation.
Walk, Fundraise, and Toque Up
The journey to earn your toque begins with a simple act of kindness. Registering as a walker for CNOY online at https://cnoy.org/location/portalberni sets the wheels in motion. Lace-up your walking shoes, rally your friends and family, and embark on a heartwarming adventure for a vital cause.
The Heart Behind the Toque
Every toque signifies more than just warmth. It symbolizes your support for Sage Haven Society, an organization dedicated to providing safe housing, warm spaces, services, and advocacy. Your donation secures a cozy toque and fuels Sage Haven Society’s uptown drop-in centre open to all community members.
Important Details for the Coldest Night of the Year
Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 24, 2024—when Port Alberni will come alive with the spirit of giving. The rally point for this year’s event is Char’s Landing, with registration kicks off at 4:00 p.m., opening ceremonies at 4:40, and the walk at 5 p.m. It’s not just a walk; it’s a community celebration where everyone is welcome.
Your Call to Action
Now, it’s your turn to join the cause, walk the walk, and earn your toque. Register online at https://cnoy.org/location/portalberni, gather your community, and make a pledge to support those in need.
The Coldest Night of the Year isn’t just an event; it’s a movement. Your participation and contributions create ripples of change, providing warmth and hope to those who need it the most. So, let’s walk together, toque up, and make this year’s CNOY a resounding success!