Campbell River’s Coldest Night of the Year raises thousands for Transition Society
Participants depart Navy League Hall for Campbell River's Coldest Night of the Year 2020 (Photo supplied by: Kirsten Zaleschuk)
Another year, another successful Coldest Night of the Year walk.
The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society hosted the walk this past Saturday for the third year in a row.
Event Director Diane Palmer says around 150 people of all ages braved the cold while helping to raise thousands for those in the community.
“Right now, we still have donations coming in. It looks like it was around $22,000. We won’t have a completed total until the end of next month. March 31st is when donations cut off and all pledges need to be in.”
All funds collected will go towards the Transition Society and the services under its umbrella.
This includes the Transition House, Rose Harbour and the Campbell River Women’s Centre.
The registered non-profit organization was formed to provide safe shelter and services for women and their children fleeing violence on northern Vancouver Island.
With this in mind, Palmer adds everyone involved with the walk had a lot of fun while participating in either a 2 km or 5 km stroll through downtown.
“People had good energy and everybody enjoyed making contribution and coming out and enjoying themselves.”
Though this year’s walk has come and gone, there’s still time to donate.
Visit this website for more information.