Annual St. Vincent’s ‘The Coldest Night WALK’ this Saturday


The Coldest Night of the Year (WALK) takes place this Saturday February 24, between 5 and 8 pm.

By walking together in the chill of the night, participants will better understand the experience of being on the streets during a cold Canadian winter, while raising funds to aid the work of St. Vincent Place in providing much-needed support to members of our community.

A family-friendly winter fundraising event for Sault Ste. Marie’s homeless, hungry and hurting.

The Sault Ste. Marie WALK begins and ends at St. Vincent Place, located at 222 Albert Street East, where walkers will register, turn in the results of their fundraising efforts, and return at the end of the evening for a warm celebration meal.

Donning iconic toques, participants will walk a 2km, 5km or 10km route, and will warm up with toasty drinks at rest stops along the way.

St. Vincent Place is encouraging Sault Ste. Marie residents to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for The Coldest Night of the Year (WALK).

This is St. Vincent Place’s 6th year taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, and they’re aiming to raise $50,000 for their work with the homeless in Sault Ste. Marie.

As of this writing they’ve raised $37,429 toward the $50,000 goal.

St. Vincent Place has been serving Sault Ste. Marie for 15 years, and the funds raised in the Coldest Night of the Year, their largest fundraising event, will benefit their clients in a time of the year known historically for low levels of giving and greatest need.

To participate locally sign up online at

Thousands of participants will be taking part in the WALK in 115 cities across Canada.