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Elda Egan, Event Co-Director

Connie Abe, Event Co-Director

Coldest Night of the Year – Prince George

Taking Part in the Coldest Night of the Year

To All Who Interested in Supporting This Great Event:

On Saturday, February 25th, Prince George will be joining over one hundred other communities across Canada in “The Coldest Night of the Year”, a 2, 5 or 10 km family-friendly winter walk-a-thon in support of the hungry, homeless and hurting.

In Prince George, AWAC and St. Giles Presbyterian Church are partnering together to raise money to help homeless or hurting people through the AWAC Housing Programs (75% of funds) and the St. Giles Presbyterian Benevolence Fund (25% of funds).

AWAC Housing Programs are committed to moving people from homelessness to stable housing. We provide women with shelter and with an opportunity to help rebuild their lives. Our Housing First program moves both men and women from homelessness to independent living by offering various levels of supports throughout the different stages of housing.

St. Giles Presbyterian Benevolence Fund is used to provide food to St. Vincent de Paul through our Soup Bus program. We also provide 40 or more hampers each month and emergency funds to people in need coming into our church.

Our goal in the WALK is to raise $28,000 on February 25th with the support of 20+ teams and 150+ walkers. We are writing you to ask for your support in three ways:


  • Participation: First, would you consider doing the WALK by registering a team or joining an existing team and recruiting 5-7 family members, friends or colleagues to walk and raise money with us that night?  This would be a great way for you and others to connect in a entertaining, meaningful way and to enjoy a walk and a meal together! It is also a way for you to earn a classy Coldest Night of the Year toque!
  • Spread the Word: Secondly, could you please share this opportunity to anyone you know who is also interested in helping those in need?
  • Donation: If you are unable to walk that night, are you able to donate money to this cause? All donations of more than $20 will get a charitable receipt.


The WALK is something special. It’s fun, challenging and meaningful. AWAC and St. Giles are also something special. Their work and service in our community are essential. Please consider joining us by walking and supporting this great event.

And remember, it’s cold out there.


Elda Egan        250-964-6583             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coldest Night of the Year Information:


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 CRA as of May 31, 2012. All event management and operational oversight is provided by BSP - our charitable number is: CRA - 819882655RR0001