Coldest Night of the Year | Fundraiser in Support of Start Me Up Niagara

The Coldest Night of the Year is on Saturday, February 22, 2020. 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.


St. Catharines Market Square


Saturday, February 22, 2020


Registration opens at 4:00 pm. Walkers are released by 5:15, returning an hour or two later for a warm cup of yummy.


Participants register online to walk 2, 5, or 10 km on a safe, looping 5 km route. There will be a rest stop and route marshalls on the route.


Teams and walkers register online to set up their fundraising page. It’s easy to set your goal, add your photo and email donors. Donors are receipted within minutes of their secure online gift over $20.


Everyone is welcome! CNOY is family-friendly. Walkers range in age from toddlers (with parents of course) to active seniors.


By walking at dusk during a cold winter’s night, you’ll feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter. By fundraising, you’ll be contributing to Start Me Up Niagara, a charity that is bringing hope and help to people in your community who need support.


Kids 10 and under: No fee
Youth 11-17: Fundraise $75, or pay reg $25 fee
Adults 18+: Fundraise $150, or pay reg $25 fee

Registration & Information available Online at:

The Coldest Night of the Year is a moment when tens of thousands of Canadians step outside the warmth and comfort of home and shine a light of welcome and inclusion.

Together, we’re collecting donations that fund critical services at Start Me Up Niagara, a non profit organization that serves and supports vulnerable families and individuals in our community.

This event has already taken place.