About Coldest Night

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Canada's National Walk for Homelessness!

The Coldest Night of the Year is a super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser that raises money for local charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting families and youth in 120 communities across Canada. Since 2011 CNOY communities have raised over $16,500,000!

The WALK is held every, February and provides each participant with the opportunity to:

  -  walk 2, 5, or 10km

  -  fundraise for a local CNOY charity

  -  feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter

Register online to fundraise or to register to walk. cnoy.org

Coldest Night in PG

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St. Giles and AWAC have worked togeather since 2017 to host a walk in Prince George.  In 2017 we had over 150 people walk and raised nearly $28,000.  In 2018 we had over 200 people walk and raised over $41,000.  

We want to thank everyone who supported us and joined us in raiseing funds for our community.  Stay tuned for our 2019 walk on Feb 23rd. 

For current information and more pictures check out: cnoy.org/location/princegeorge 



About AWAC

DSC 4801AWAC- An Association Advocating for Women and Community is a non-profit organization that opened in 1994, with the vision to provide safe and supportive shelter for street-involved women and female youth. Over the years we began to see the need for our services to expand. With the growing problem of homelessness in our community we created the Housing First, Outreach and Housing Readiness programs. Our Housing First and Outreach programs are available to both men and women and at this time our Shelter, Support Recovery, and Housing Readiness programs remain women only.

All of our programs at AWAC provide clients with the opportunity to rebuild their lives through support from a non-judgmental, trauma informed approach. It is our goal to help move both men and women from homelessness to independent living by offering various levels of supports throughout the different stages of housing.

About St. Giles’ Presbyterian Church

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As an inner-city church, we take seriously the command to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and welcome the strangers. We are honoured to partner with AWAC for the second year in a row to help support their newest housing program as well as to support our Benevolence Fund.

Each month our Benevolence Fund provides food to St. Vincent de Paul through our Soup Bus program. We also provide 40 or more hampers each month to people in need coming into our church. With the extra funds from the CNOY, we are now able to provide more hampers and turn away fewer people. We are also able to provide some emergency funding to people in crisis.

We are always happy to welcome people anytime including on Sunday mornings for worship. Often, this may involve family visiting from the regional hospital across the street or some residents of the downtown area.