In Photos: The Coldest Night of The Year Walk Supporting The Downtown Mission

Coldest Night of the Year, Canada’s national walk for the hungry, homeless and hurting, took place in Windsor at The Downtown Mission on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

This was the thrid year and biggest turnout yet in Windsor for the walk. The walk is meant to take place during cold temperatures to give participants the feel of what the less fortunate are faced with. However, the unseasonably warm weather wasn’t co-operative. Regardless of warm or cold temperature the event and it’s intention definitely is heart warming.

In addition to Windsor, the walk took place simultaniously in 100+ communities around the country.

Money raised locally went towards the Downtown Mission to help people living with poverty and homelessness in Windsor.

The walk provides participants a family fun opportunity to help fundraise and feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness – particularly during the winter.

Since 2011, the Coldest Night of the Year has raised $7.9 million dollars through the tireless efforts of each of our well known and well respected location partners (charities).

Each Coldest Night of the Year location is operated by a local, community-based registered Canadian charity working in agreement with the Coldest Night of the Year.

In Photos: Coldest Night of The Year Walk 2016 Windsor

People participating in Coldest Night of The Year Walk in front of the Windsor Downtown Mission.

The Downtown Mission of Windsor Executive Director, Ron Dunn with Director of Development, Fiona Coughlin.

People Walking in Downtown Windsor near Caesars Windsor

Coldest Night of The Year Walk Volunteers in front of the Downtown Windsor Mission.

Children in downtown Windsor Ontario walking during The Coldest Night of The Year Walk.

Irene Taylor smiles for the camera during the Coldest Night of The Year Walk in downtown Windsor.

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