Coldest Night Of The Year    #cnoy19

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Help make a difference this winter for people in need. The Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) is taking place Saturday, February 23, and you can donate or sign up today. It is a family-friendly national walk-a-thon that helps raise funds for charities that serve hungry, homeless and hurting people here in Ottawa and across Canada. Participants in this walk raise money by collecting pledges for their 2km, 5km or 10km walks.

As the lead sponsor, Davidson Hearing Aid Centres will be giving away a FREE hearing aid to someone in need for every $1,000 donated to the Davidson Hearing Aid Centres team.


The event will support the important work of Capital City Mission ( and Jericho Road Ministries (

Capital City Mission meets the needs of unemployed and street-involved people in Ottawa’s Lowertown. Many people who benefit from Capital City Mission struggle with mental health, addictions and poverty often resulting in isolation. Capital City Mission provides a safe, quiet, and respectful space that fosters a sense of home, community and inclusion. The Drop-In is a first point of contact for people who are searching for health care, addiction services, mental health support, and housing options.

Jericho Road Ministries provide addiction recovery and mental health support for men in Ottawa. They have mental health support homes, a nine-month residential program that
follows a traditional 12-step program, second stage addiction homes, and second stage co-occurring disorders support homes. Jericho Road also runs a weekly coffee house for those living in the inner city.

The Event

The Coldest Night of the Year is when tens of thousands of Canadians step outside the warmth and comfort of home and shine a light of welcome and inclusion. Here in Ottawa Lowertown, donations are collected to fund the critical services provided by these local charity partners. Registration opens at 4 p.m. and runs until 6 p.m. at York Public School, 310 York Street. Opening ceremonies are at 5 p.m. and the walks start at 5:15 p.m. The walk is followed by a hot meal for all participants. 


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