A change in location for a major event here in Cochrane. 

The annual Coldest Night Of The Year walk will move to the pathway near SLS Centre this year from Riverfront Park. 

"We will walk the river path from the SLS Centre through River Ave (Iron Bridge), continue along the river path to Riverview Playground and back for the 5km. The 2km turn-around is at the Iron Bridge OR straight out at Riverview Playground." stated an email from organizers. 

Helping Hands executive director Laura McDonald says they have big goals for the event at the end of the month.

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

The group already has over 130 walkers and over 35 teams signed up with more than 45 per cent of the fundraising goal completed. 

Every dollar raised from the event will stay in the community says McDonald.

"Everything raised for CNOY Cochrane will be helping us, the Helping Hands continue to grow our programs. We do serve the hurt, the hungry, the homeless. We are your charity serving the vulnerable." 

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 Coldest Night of the Year event will go on Feb. 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.