Baby it’s cold outside

HOPE House hosting Coldest Night of the Year walk

GUELPH – HOPE House in Guelph is actively recruiting teams to join its Coldest Night of the Year event in an effort to provide immediate relief and ongoing services to those living in poverty in the Guelph community

The family-friendly walk for Guelph’s hurting, hungry and homeless takes place on Feb. 20.

Last year’s Coldest Night of the Year event, with 364 walkers on 47 teams, raised $105,116.

This year they have set a goal of $96,000. To raise that, they need approximately 450 walkers across 60 teams to take part.

This year, the event is a hybrid. Participants may choose to walk in-person starting at HOPE House on either a 2km route or a 5km route – or alternatively,  choose to walk virtually.

Put a team together or join the HOPE Walks team, and come walk during the Coldest Night of the Year to make a difference in the lives of others.

Participants are advised to wear good walking waterproof shoes or boots, a warm coat, hat and mitts.

Register a team of friends, family, co-workers or team mates by visiting

Funds raised through the Coldest Night of the Year help HOPE House provide immediate relief and ongoing support services and programs that challenge the stigmas surrounding poverty while providing people with tactile skills developed in a community environment.

Learn more about the critical programs offered at

To register for the walk and to learn more, visit