CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – Event coordinators for Campbell River’s Coldest Night of the year are still looking for route marshals.

According to coordinator Diane Palmer, route marshals stand along the route. They help point walkers in the right direction, as well as cheer them on as they go down the route.

“(The route marshals) will stand with signs, and they’ll direct people and cheer them on and encourage them to keep going, and people will know they’re going the right way,” Palmer said.

“They help keep everything moving smoothly. In order to make the route work, we really need route marshals.”

Palmer added that they also still need team captains who will put teams together, as well as individual walkers.

“We need people who are just really excited about the Coldest Night of the Year and would like to help fundraise for the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society.”

She said all the funds raised will be allocated to the proposed affordable housing build behind Rose Harbour. The housing will be offered to women and children, particularly those who are transitioning out of living at Rose Harbour, as many of them have a difficult time finding affordable housing once they leave.

“We’re really excited to be able to offer affordable housing, but it’s going to take a lot of money to make that work, and to provide the services that are going to be needed for that.”

To register for the walk, visit this link.