A winterrific family-friendly Coldest Night of the Year


Approximately 200 people turned out for the 2024 Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) fundraising walk in Port Elgin (Saugeen Shores).

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The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk hosted by the United Way Bruce Grey in communities throughout Grey and Bruce Counties in support of local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness.

In addition to individual donations, many organizations and businesses donated while many ‘teams’ were also organized to take part in the walks.

“This is amazing,” said organizer Melinda Myette looking around at the crowd, “it’s almost l like a block party except it’s freezing cold!”

Some participants walked 5km+ while others walked 2km and, living up to its name it was, in fact, one of the coldest nights of the 2024 winter season in Saugeen Shores.

(L) Chief Kevin Zettel and his staff were in full participation mode – for larger view, Click on Image
                                                           The Purposeful Presbyterians

Saugeen Shores’ goal was to raise $50,000 and, although a total has not yet been finalized, the on-line sub-total at last count was over $45,000, with more cash donations to be counted.

                       Walkers waiting to cross at Mary Street – for larger view, Click on Image