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Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser runs Feb. 25

The event raises funds for the Samaritan Centre, who serves the vulnerable populations of Sudbury 
A toque featuring the logo of the Coldest Night of the Year fundraising event.  

You can help the Samaritan Centre with their largest fundraising event and gain insight into the challenges that the vulnerable people of Sudbury face with the Coldest Night of the Year fundraising event, held Feb. 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Registration is now open to join or to start a team or become a sponsor of those teams. 

The route this year starts at Science North and loops through Bell Park with the

choice of either a two- or five-kilometre walk. Rest stops with hot chocolate and snacks for all ages will make this a family friendly event. 

It will also provide an opportunity to reflect on how a “walk in the park” is not as simple as it seems especially for the homeless, states a release from The Samaritan Centre

Proceeds from this event go to centre to ensure continued operation and

expansion of the services that can be offered to the vulnerable and homeless populations of


Working in partnership with businesses, community groups, schools, local churches,

and volunteers, the Samaritan Centre strives to meet the practical needs of each guest who visits.

With help from the community as a whole, they:

  • Serve 1500 hot meals weekly through The Elgin St Mission
  • Serve more than 500 lunches through the Blue Door Soup Kitchen
  • Support 250 weekly visitors at their drop-in centre
  • Provide mental health and addictions counselling and outreach services.

For more information about registration or the fundraiser itself, visit