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The Coldest Night of the Year in White Rock

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My family and I are looking forward to participating in The Coldest Night of the Year in White Rock on February 24, 2018. CNOY 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 $16,500,00 and local
organization SOURCES is aiming to fundraise $100,000 this year alone.

An estimated 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness every year, and hundreds of thousands more face the constant challenge of living right on the edge. The WALK provides each participant with the opportunity to:
–  walk 2, 5, or 10 km
–  fundraise for SOURCES (funds stay local)
–  feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter.

After last year’s event, Tiffany Kwong, Communications Coordinator of SOURCES, said, “Thank you to all 42 teams and 300+ walkers, volunteers, sponsors, staff and donors for your fantastic support! Because of you, we can help more people in our community stay safe, warm and housed.”

Times:
–  4 pm – Registration opens
–  5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
–  5:15 pm – Walk begins (all distances)
–  6 pm – Registration closes
–  6 pm – Meal service begins
–  8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

Between 6:00 and 8:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers.Fees:
– 0-10 Free
– 11-17 – Youth (pay $25 or raise minimum of $75)
– 18+ – Adult (pay $25 or raise minimum of $150)
– The toque is for anyone who pays the fee or raises the minimum

– Regular Fee increase to $40 effective Monday, February 19th

What is SOURCES?
For forty years, Sources has carried out the mission of promoting social wellness for our community by serving as a dependable source of help, encouragement, and hope for individuals in the communities of White Rock, Surrey, Delta, and beyond.

They offer support to children, youth, families, and individuals with disabilities, seniors, and others who are coping with isolation, addiction, poverty, disability, violence and trauma. They also offer support to our community through leadership, education, and volunteerism.

SOURCES offers a variety of services including:

Legal Resource Center for Family and Poverty Law
Women’s Drop-in Center including free hot lunch, clothing, shower and laundry,
Stopping the Violence and Trauma Counselling
Psycho – Education support groups
Seniors Services
Child & Family Services
Community Living Programs
Services for persons with Autism
Positive Behaviour Support Services
Counselling & Addictions Services
Employment Services

Who are you walking for? People in your community?  Neighbors down your street? Kids you see every day?  A family member you love?  Adults, youth, families, the elderly… Maybe you?

SOURCES:

Welcome


Facebook: @SourcesCommunityResourceCentres
Instagram: @sourcesbc

Sources Community Resources Centre
882 Maple Street
White Rock, BC

Coldest Night of the Year:
https://cnoy.org
Facebook: @cnoyorg
Instagram: @cnoyorg

Kama is a public relations expert and social media marketer based in South Surrey/ White Rock. Kama's Ethigal Blog shares stories of social good for businesses, community builders and events.. She has over a decade of teaching experience and a master's in community development and adult education. While all her hashtagging keeps her pretty busy, Kama packs her schedule with local events (including her first half marathon!) and trashy television. Don't be shy; say hello!

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