SOURCES Prepares for Coldest Night of the Year’s Walk Weekend
Surrey and White Rock, B.C. (February 23, 2022) – SOURCES prepares for this weekend’s White Rock/South Surrey Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY), happening Saturday, February 26. Entering its 9th year of the fundraising walk, SOURCES will be kicking off opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. this Friday, followed by individual team walks on the weekend, and closing ceremonies will be held at 6 p.m. this Sunday.
In an effort to keep everyone safe, this year’s events will be hosted virtually, but this will not stop SOURCES from preparing an interactive and jam-packed weekend for its walkers. Both ceremonies will be hosted on Zoom, and festivities will include a guest appearance from Global B.C.’s Chief Meteorologist Mark Madryga to provide a special weekend weather forecast to participants. Other highlights to expect include a warm-up video featuring fitness instructor Fay Kubacki to get everyone in the walking spirit, and exclusive performances by local artists The Speak Easy Trio and Ben Dunnill.
This will be the second year this event is held virtually, opening up the opportunity for all walkers to get involved regardless of where they reside. This virtual format was such a success last year that SOURCES surpassed its goal by 93%. For this year, SOURCES currently has over 400 walkers registered and $135,000 raised. With a goal of $200,000, they are continuing their steadfast efforts to get as many community members involved as possible.
“We will see our fundraising dollars continue to climb in this last week leading up to walk day! It’s exciting and heart-warming to witness our dedicated participants as they help us achieve our $200,000 goal!” said event planner Abby Gemino. “We really appreciate everyone’s hard work and support.”
CNOY is a family-friendly walk that expands across 165 communities throughout the country on the same day. It allows community members to raise awareness and experience a glimpse of life for those without a home during cold winter nights in Canada.
For more information to sign up, donate, or volunteer, please visit https://cnoy.org/whiterocksouthsurrey.