After an extremely successful event earlier this year, Coldest Night Of The Year is coming back to Cochrane.

This national fundraising campaign aims to aid communities in supporting the hungry, homeless, and those in need.

Helping Hands executive director Laura McDonald says the family-friendly walk grows each year. 

McDonald says because the event was such a smashing success earlier this year they've set their sights high for the 2024 event.

"Last year we set our goal for $40,000 and we hit $60,000, so this year of course our goal is $60,000. We're hoping to get somewhere around 250 walkers, and 40 teams out there on February 24th." 

Fundraising has just begun and right now they're looking for teams to sign up.

"We are looking for walkers, we are looking for team captains and if you're interested in maybe including your business as a potential sponsor, definitely head to and reach out to myself because we are really looking to increase business engagement and it's a wonderful way to showcase your business." 

Every year fundraisers get a toque. Walkers who raise a minimum of $150 will receive a toque and youth who bring in at least $75 will get a toque.  

This year there are two different toque options, one with a pom-pom and one without.

The event will go from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on February 24th at Riverfront Park. 

CNOYParticipants at Riverfront Park (photo courtesy Helping Hands Society of Cochrane & Area)

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