Raised:
$40,102
133%Goal:
$30,000

Red Deer

Hosted by Red Deer Food Bank and The Mustard Seed Red Deer

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The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk in support of local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us on February 24, 2024 - team up, fundraise, walk, and take a moment to look closer... because it’s cold out there.

Would you like to come for a walk?

Collaboration is the key to success and effectiveness. The Red Deer Food Bank and the Mustard Seed are proudly partnering to support those hungry, homeless and hurting.

Community Sponsors

Red Deer (Red Deer Food Bank & The Mustard Seed Red Deer) is super grateful for our fantastic 2024 sponsors! View all sponsors >

2024 CNOY Photos

Here's a collection of our early faves from CNOY 2024 - special thanks to our many volunteer photographers! If you've got CNOY Day photos or videos you'd like to share, contact photos@bluesea.org.

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Red Deer Scoreboard

Are you thrashing the competition (for a good cause)? Find out here! Stats are updated every 15 minutes. See how you stack up on the national scoreboard >

Teams
Walkers

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

The Nerd Herd

Thomas Sypkes

10

8,460.00

2

Rotary Club of Red Deer

Darcy Mykytyshyn

9

3,840.00

3

Faith Food

Corinna Capner

5

3,550.00

4

St. Leonard's Church

Chris Roth

7

3,220.00

5

IAC Chilly Walkers

Dave Wiebe

9

2,124.00

6

Rotary Red Deer East

Sharon Moffat

5

1,840.00

7

James Team

Gwen Beaton

5

1,750.00

8

Berry Architecture

Raymond Rogers

7

1,625.00

9

2 Chicks in Boots

Kim Sandberg

2

1,520.00

10

Walking warrior's

Crystal Shanks

2

1,500.00

11

Working together so no one goes hungry

Mitch Thomson

3

1,290.00

12

Blue Crew - Southern Irrigation

Laurel Currie

13

1,075.00

13

Team Parsons

Becky Parsons

1

1,025.00

14

Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise

Susan Kmetiuk

6

1,020.00

15

First CRC

Sonya Wagenaar

4

960.00

16

Brotherly Love

Nova Bouchard

2

720.00

17

TLC Care Bears

Kathy Cole

6

693.50

18

Board walkers

Wanda Doktor

3

430.00

19

Care for Newcomers

Frank Bauer

3

410.00

20

Phillips Family

Alexandra Phillips

4

375.00

21

Lululemon

Bailey Pickard

6

245.00

22

Team Diana

Diana Helgesen

1

100.00

23

sherwinators

Cheryl Sherwin

1

100.00

24

Sole Mates

Carolyn Chalmers

3

75.00

25

YIG Grocery

John Sinnott

6

26

Panago Pizza - Sylvan Lake

Kim McDonald

1

27

Morticia the cool

Patricia Brennan Jasman

2

28

Bearded villains of Alberta

DAVID STUART

6

29

TLC Carebears

Barbara Hillier

1

30

Tilbury Truckers

Michael Tilbury Tilbury

11

31

Pinelake Walkers

Joy Milo

1

32

St Martin de Porres

Laura DeGraff

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Thomas Sypkes

The Nerd Herd

17

3,500.00

2

Peter Fleck

Faith Food

16

1,630.00

3

Heidi Gebbink

The Nerd Herd

6

1,455.00

4

Crystal Shanks

Walking warrior's

14

1,300.00

5

Mitch Thomson

Working together so no one goes hungry

9

1,140.00

6

Darcy Mykytyshyn

Rotary Club of Red Deer

10

1,100.00

7

Pearl Franz

St. Leonard's Church

17

1,020.00

8

Connie Sypkes

The Nerd Herd

8

1,010.00

9

Victor Maris

Rotary Club of Red Deer

6

950.00

10

Chris Roth

St. Leonard's Church

7

930.00

11

Shelly Nika

IAC Chilly Walkers

13

894.00

12

Della Deminchuk

Faith Food

13

745.00

13

Janelle Van Tetering

2 Chicks in Boots

8

725.00

14

Sarah-Isabella Wiens

10

705.00

15

Becky Parsons

Team Parsons

3

700.00

16

Alma Funk

James Team

6

700.00

17

Blaire Sypkes

The Nerd Herd

6

700.00

18

Elenya Sypkes

The Nerd Herd

7

700.00

19

Victor Doerksen

5

600.00

20

Kim Sandberg

2 Chicks in Boots

7

595.00

21

Corinna Capner

Faith Food

9

525.00

22

Emmett Chambers

Faith Food

7

500.00

23

Sherry Fifield

Brotherly Love

13

500.00

24

Lynne Reckhow

St. Leonard's Church

1

500.00

25

Sonya Wagenaar

First CRC

13

460.00

26

Ger Klootwyk

First CRC

6

450.00

27

Liz Audenart

Rotary Red Deer East

11

440.00

28

Sharon Moffat

Rotary Red Deer East

8

435.00

29

Diane Flinn

Berry Architecture

4

400.00

30

Dave Wiebe

IAC Chilly Walkers

4

400.00

31

Grace Elgersma

St. Leonard's Church

8

390.00

32

TANNER MACARTHUR

Blue Crew - Southern Irrigation

10

385.00

33

Wanda Doktor

Board walkers

6

330.00

34

Maureen Miller

2

300.00

35

Andrew Neels

Blue Crew - Southern Irrigation

1

300.00

36

Brenda Kolasa

Rotary Red Deer East

11

290.00

37

Joelle Sypkes

The Nerd Herd

2

280.00

38

Steven Sypkes

The Nerd Herd

3

270.00

39

Jim Saltvold

St. Leonard's Church

1

250.00

40

Brian Lester

IAC Chilly Walkers

1

250.00

41

Gwen Beaton

James Team

2

250.00

42

Alexandra Phillips

Phillips Family

8

250.00

43

Luba Rusyn

Rotary Red Deer East

1

250.00

44

Ralph Kooiker

James Team

2

250.00

45

Harvey Sypkes

The Nerd Herd

4

245.00

46

Susan Walker

Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise

4

225.00

47

Nova Bouchard

Brotherly Love

3

220.00

48

Kathy Cole

TLC Care Bears

7

218.50

49

Susan Kmetiuk

Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise

5

215.00

50

Tymmarah Mackie

Rotary Red Deer East

7

215.00

51

Eric Madsen

Rotary Club of Red Deer

4

200.00

52

Chris Cham

1

200.00

53

Raymond Rogers

Berry Architecture

4

200.00

54

Juditih McIntyre

Rotary Club of Red Deer

3

200.00

55

Heather Cham

1

200.00

56

Mary-Ann Bergen

Walking warrior's

3

200.00

57

Isobel Mackay

Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise

5

180.00

58

Laurel Currie

Blue Crew - Southern Irrigation

6

155.00

59

Cassidy Chambers

Faith Food

2

150.00

60

Christine Couturier

Lululemon

4

150.00

61

Freida Pike

James Team

1

150.00

62

Lori Shatto

TLC Care Bears

2

125.00

63

Oliver Tremblett

IAC Chilly Walkers

4

125.00

64

Tracey Evans

Berry Architecture

2

125.00

65

Tammie Sorensen

Rotary Club of Red Deer

3

120.00

66

Carter Siebold

IAC Chilly Walkers

6

115.00

67

Peyton Siebold

IAC Chilly Walkers

6

115.00

68

Frank Bauer

Care for Newcomers

3

115.00

69

Richard Radu

TLC Care Bears

1

100.00

70

Brenda Radu

TLC Care Bears

1

100.00

71

Emma Walker

Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise

1

100.00

72

Caleb Feijen

Blue Crew - Southern Irrigation

1

100.00

73

Laura Watson

Berry Architecture

1

100.00

74

Cheryl Sherwin

sherwinators

1

100.00

75

Michael Minchin

Board walkers

1

100.00

76

Andrew Shatto

TLC Care Bears

1

100.00

77

George Berry

Berry Architecture

1

100.00

78

Angela Flinn

Berry Architecture

1

100.00

79

John Flinn

Berry Architecture

1

100.00

80

Jeremy Smith

Blue Crew - Southern Irrigation

3

95.00

81

Saegan Andrykew

Working together so no one goes hungry

1

75.00

82

Juliea Andrykew

Working together so no one goes hungry

1

75.00

83

Georgia Tremblett

IAC Chilly Walkers

1

75.00

84

Julian Huang

Lululemon

1

50.00

85

Jaron Wagenaar

First CRC

1

50.00

86

Brett Mauthe

Rotary Club of Red Deer

1

50.00

87

Grant Burchnall

Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise

1

50.00

88

Carolyn Chalmers

Sole Mates

1

50.00

89

Meaghan Maskowitz

Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise

1

50.00

90

Cheryl Gascoyne

Rotary Club of Red Deer

1

50.00

91

Aliesha Shuparsky

Rotary Club of Red Deer

1

50.00

92

Courtney MacArthur

Blue Crew - Southern Irrigation

1

40.00

93

Valerie Warnock

St. Leonard's Church

1

30.00

94

Bill Franz

St. Leonard's Church

1

25.00

95

TATUM TRUCKER

Tilbury Truckers

96

Michael YIG

YIG Grocery

97

MITUS RAY-

Tilbury Truckers

98

MIQUILA Ray-0-Vac

Tilbury Truckers

99

London YIG

YIG Grocery

100

BLAZE RAY-0-VAC

Tilbury Truckers

101

ELISHA YIG

YIG Grocery

102

Michael Tilbury Tilbury

Tilbury Truckers

103

DILLON TRUCKER

Tilbury Truckers

104

JULIA TRUCKER

Tilbury Truckers

105

John Sinnott

YIG Grocery

106

LACEY TRUCKER

Tilbury Truckers

107

Sarah YIG

YIG Grocery

108

Kenn Pike

James Team

109

JENN YIG

YIG Grocery

110

Rees DeRuyter

111

Emily Parry

Sole Mates

112

Gabriel Siebold

IAC Chilly Walkers

113

Laura DeGraff

St Martin de Porres

114

Joy Milo

Pinelake Walkers

115

Erin Siebold

IAC Chilly Walkers

116

Hailey Heintz

117

Jillian Fraser

Phillips Family

118

Becca Fraser

Phillips Family

119

Travis Gebbink

The Nerd Herd

120

Mark Phillips

Phillips Family

121

Bailey Pickard

Lululemon

122

DAVID STUART

Bearded villains of Alberta

123

MAX Ray-0-Vac

Tilbury Truckers

124

JESSICA RAY O VAC

Tilbury Truckers

125

Taylor mcdonald

126

Diana Helgesen

Team Diana

127

Roy Feijen

Blue Crew - Southern Irrigation

128

Barbara Hillier

TLC Carebears

129

Holly LeBlanc

130

Mycah Feijen

Blue Crew - Southern Irrigation

131

Silas Feijen

Blue Crew - Southern Irrigation

132

Ezra Feijen

Blue Crew - Southern Irrigation

133

Asher Feijen

Blue Crew - Southern Irrigation

134

Shiloh Feijen

Blue Crew - Southern Irrigation

135

Danielle LeBlanc

136

Kyle Visser

First CRC

137

chantal savoie

Sole Mates

138

Patricia Brennan Jasman

Morticia the cool

139

Mark Vander Laan

The Nerd Herd

140

Ray Ray-0-Vac

Tilbury Truckers

141

Deena Kordt

Rotary Club of Red Deer

142

Kim McDonald

Panago Pizza - Sylvan Lake

143

Charlotte Stuart

Bearded villains of Alberta

144

Myranda Stuart

Bearded villains of Alberta

145

Jason Schurman

Bearded villains of Alberta

146

Paul Hopkinson

Bearded villains of Alberta

147

David Benton

Bearded villains of Alberta

148

Kaylyn Holmgren

149

David Brennan Jasman

Morticia the cool

150

Mohamed Osman

Care for Newcomers

151

Karen Hackenbrook

Care for Newcomers

152

Robyn Olynyk

NextGen

153

Sheryl Garcia

Lululemon

The Challenge

Got a big-hearted business, workplace, group, church, or community? Step up and join the Challenge to compete for your local pride in support of CNOY. Check the National Challengeboard to see more!

About Red Deer Food Bank

In recent years, many residents of Alberta have faced challenging times, a fact not hidden from public awareness. Statistics indicate that one out of every five individuals have encountered difficulties in putting food on their tables. A staggering 27,700 people sought emergency food assistance from the Red Deer Food Bank in the past year alone, with 40% of those served being children. Additionally, 42,500 individuals accessed the food bank's pantry to supplement their dietary needs.

While a substantial portion of the donated food aids the local community in Red Deer, the food bank also plays a crucial role in supplying provisions to other food banks across Central Alberta. Furthermore, the food bank collaborates with over thirty regional agencies, contributing to various initiatives such as providing hot meals, shelter, youth programs, school lunches, as well as mental health and addiction services.

The existence of the Red Deer Food Bank Society owes much to the community's benevolence. The organization acknowledges and honors this support, recognizing that the food bank would not be operational without it. The food bank actively assists clients in completing income tax returns and accessing government programs. Financial literacy is promoted, and training opportunities are provided to enhance cooking skills, health, and nutrition awareness.

Notably, the Red Deer Food Bank's impact extends beyond preventing food wastage by collecting and distributing surplus food; it now cultivates and produces fresh food to address the community's and region's prevailing needs. This transformative work has reduced millions of pounds of consumable products that would otherwise end up in landfills. The community's care and support play a vital role in enabling the food bank to fulfill its mission of nourishing those in need during their most challenging times. This year, we celebrate 40 years of service in this caring community.


About The Mustard Seed Red Deer

The Mustard Seed and the Red Deer Food Bank are partnering for our 40th birthdays this year for CNOY 2024 - walk with us as we raise funds to fight hunger and homelessness in our communities!


The Mustard Seed is a Christian non-profit organization that has been caring for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty since 1984. Operating in six cities across Alberta and British Columbia, The Mustard Seed is a supportive haven where people can have their physical, mental, and spiritual needs met and grow toward greater health and independence.


At The Mustard Seed, we recognize that the root causes of poverty and homelessness are complex and diverse, so we continue to grow and evolve with the needs of those we serve.


Coldest Night of the Year is an incredibly valuable way for the community of Red Deer to partner with us to experience a small part of what our guests endure.  We would love to have you, your family, and your friends walk alongside The Mustard Seed and the Red Deer Food Bank at this incredibly important event.

Event Day Details

Save the date - CNOY Day is February 24, 2024!

StartGoogle Map

6002 54 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 4M8


The Mustard Seed

Schedule

  • 4:00 pm: Meet Check-in + Welcome
  • 5:00 pm: Move Send-off
  • 6:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 7:00 pm: Mosey Goodbye + see you in 2025!

Not able to join us in person at the Main Event? We hope you'll register, fundraise and walk offsite with friends and family.

Route Details

  • Route Distances: Check out the maps below to see where we will be walking.
  • Rest stop: Keep an eye out for opportunities to rest and refresh with yummy snacks along the route.
  • Signage: Routes will be well-signed with our bold blue CNOY signs.
  • Route Support: Route marshals, rest stop hosts, and support vehicle drivers provide support along the route.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • No Pets: We love our little furballs like you do, but pets are not permitted at the Coldest Night of the Year except for approved and trained service animals. Read more about our pet policy >

Check-In

  • All walkers participating at the Main Event on Saturday, February 24, 2024 must check-in upon arrival.
  • Toques! Fundraising walkers who raise $150+ (or $75+ for those under 18) will receive a CNOY toque as a thank you on event day, while supplies last.
  • Offsite fundraising walkers can contact their local event director to arrange toque pickup the week of the event.

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Handling Money

  • Credit Card: The Best Option! Simple, secure, automatically tax receipted for gifts of $20+. Visit the Donate page, share your personal page link, or have your donor call the CNOY Head Office.
  • Cheques: The Old Faithful - made out to Coldest Night of the Year with your name on the Memo line. Mail them to CNOY Head Office along with your completed pledge form.
  • Cash: You have 2 options:
  • 1. Login to FundHub, click “Enter $$ and Cheques,” create pledges for your cash donations, pay them off with your personal credit card, and keep the cash. OR...
  • 2. Write a cheque (made out to “Coldest Night of the Year”) for the total amount of cash you’ve collected. Mail it to the CNOY Head Office with your completed pledge sheet.

Waivers

All participants must register online and accept the electronic waiver.

  • Adults accept the waiver automatically when they register online.
  • Youth/Children under 18 need a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.
  • An online form will be emailed to all parents/guardians before CNOY Day.
  • Waivers will also be available at check-in on CNOY Day.

What to Bring

A few common sense suggestions:

  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • Good waterproof shoes/boots for walking
  • Warm coat and mitts/gloves
  • Extra snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • Your own water bottle
  • A passion for the charity you're walking and fundraising for!

Red Deer Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

Contact Us


CNOY Red Deer 2024

The CNOY Team Participant & Donor Services
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email reddeer@cnoy.org

Got questions about the Coldest Night of the Year?
info@cnoy.org | 1.877.743.3413