Over 200 walkers together raised over $52,000 for the Coldest Night of the Year walk in Saskatoon which raised funds for the Bridge and the Lighthouse. Thanks also to the Saskatoon Transit, Co-op and PotashCorp for their support!
The Coldest Night of the Year is this Saturday, February 20th, starting at 4pm at Station 20 W. Walk with us for 2, 5 or 10km and warm up with a chili meal at the Lighthouse to celebrate your success. The City of Saskatoon will be providing bus service back to Station 20 W, where there is ample free parking.
That’s the night folks in Saskatoon will join thousands of others in 75 cities across Canada in “The Coldest Night of the Year”, a 2, 5 and 10 km winter walk-a-thon in support of the hungry, homeless and hurting.
In Saskatoon, we’ll be walking for The Lighthouse Supported Living and The Bridge Fellowship Centre.
The Lighthouse provides housing for anyone in need of a place to call home by the operation of a men’s and women’s emergency shelter, supported living suites and affordable, independent apartments. The Lighthouse also operates a Mobile Outreach Service and a Community Kitchen Meal Program to help street entrenched individuals in our community. The Bridge serves the homeless and/or poor in our community by providing fellowship, clothing, food and household essentials, all supported by a dedicated group of volunteers and staff.
Our goal in the WALK is to raise $50,000 on February 20th with the support of 40 teams and 250 walkers. We are looking for:
Sponsorship: First, we are still looking for a Lead Sponsor for $5,000 this year.
With 200 walkers and over $46,000 raised last year, this year we are anticipating an even greater response for our third year!
Participation: Second, would you also consider engaging the WALK by registering a team and recruiting employees to walk and raise money with us that night?
The WALK is something special. It’s fun, challenging and meaningful. The Lighthouse and The Bridge are also something special and its work and service in our community are essential. Please consider joining us by walking and sponsoring this great event.
And remember, it’s cold out there.
Saskatoon Event Director
Note: The Coldest Night of the Year is operated under the charitable and financial oversight of Blue Sea Philanthropy, (BSP). BSP is a public Canadian foundation registered with with CRA as of May 31, 2012. All event management and operational oversight is provided by BSP – our charitable number is: CRA – 819882655RR0001
Check out our August Newsletter– we have updates on how the Case Managers have housed 20 clients in two months, what it’s like to volunteer at the Lighthouse and the upcoming Amazing Race on September 18th!