Coldest Night of the Year

The Community Services Committee of Unifor Local 199 would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to join us for the Coldest Night of the Year walk in Grimsby on February 22, 2020.

It’s that time of the year where we help support Coldest Night of the Year, a concentrated fundraiser and event where we raise money and spread awareness on the homeless, hungry and hurting in Niagara Region. We are supporting West Niagara this year which includes Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln. Proceeds go to YWCA to help combat housing and give individuals the support and independence they need within one to three-year time frame.

The walk starts at Mountianview Christian Reformed Church on 290 Main St. East in Grimsby, ON, L3M 1P8. Registration starts at 4pm and the walk begins at 5:15pm sharp! Between 6pm and 8pm, a warm meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers. There is parking onsite. Depending on how many walkers we have, we will arrange car pooling from the hall to the event.

We have made our own Unifor Local 199 Team and encourage all to participate by donating, attending the event, and spreading the news around! Anyone who would like to make a donation can do so on our team page on the official website.

For those interested in attending there are two ways to Register:

  1. Fundraise $150.00 to earn your CNOY toque,
  2. Pay the $25 registration fee (Don’t worry-it all goes to the cause).

There are three distances the walkers can use. The 2KM, the 5KM or for those who want a challenge, the 10KM! Rest stops, and volunteers are available on all routes. Please dress appropriate for the weather conditions of that day!

Let’s get our coats on and walk for those who need it! Coldest Night of the Year, a community fundraising that we can get chilly for!

To join the UNIFOR 199 team or donate, please Click to Join our Team

Questions about the walk or registration?

E-mail Jessica McCourt or contact Arienne Good, Event Director at or 289-271-1329.

Links to CNOY information

CNOY West Niagara:
Local Unifor 199 Team Page:

“People who are homeless are not social inadequates. They are people without homes.” – Shelia McKenchie (D.B.E) , director of Shelter Homeless Charity

Posted On behalf of the Community Services Committee,
Unifor Local 199