When walkers took to the streets for last year’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk they raised $36,847 for the Second Harvest and Salvation Army food banks.
This year’s event runs Saturday, Feb. 24. It is a family friendly fundraiser to raise money for the Second Harvest food bank and the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter. Register at the First United Church on Okanagan Avenue from 4 to 5 p.m. Opening ceremonies in front of city hall at 5 p.m., walk starts at 5:15. Between 6 and 8 p.m., a warm, light meal will be served.
The two-kilometre route departs from city hall and passes by McGuire Lake before traveling down Lakeshore Drive to 5 St SW before returning to The Salvation Army along the side of the Trans-Canada Highway.
The five-kilometre route diverges from the two-kilometre route to travel down 5 St SW, and follow 10 Ave SW, 10 St SW and 5 Ave SW around Blackburn Park before returning to the Salvation Army.
The routes will be clearly marked.