Hosted by Open Arms Mission of Welland

February 25, 2017 | More Details >

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Raised: $30,652.90|Goal: $20,000



Check out even more on the Welland Scoreboard. And hey, you should register to walk with us too!

1Fearlessfeet of Rosedale
Captain: Melissa Kirkpatrick
$3,942.00 | 8 Members
2Grace Trotters
Captain: Marlene Stoner
$3,392.10 | 11 Members
3WellSpring Welland
Captain: Barb Baird
$2,977.00 | 8 Members
4Welland BIC Church
Captain: Brandon Claveau
$2,587.70 | 12 Members
5Rice Road Community Church
Captain: Matthew Wiley
$2,195.00 | 19 Members
6Team Welland
Captain: Frank Campion
$1,575.00 | 8 Members
7Gordo's team
Captain: Gord Brown
$1,306.00 | 1 Members
8Root Bissonnette Walkers
Captain: Cassie Bissonnette
$885.00 | 11 Members
9CR Welland Steppers
Captain: Suzanne St. Amour
$830.00 | 4 Members
10Girls Night Walk
Captain: Sharon Vizbulis
$675.00 | 2 Members
11R.G. "Walking for Everyone"
Captain: Wendy Barnes
$674.00 | 5 Members
12OAM Chillers
Captain: Jeff Aitken
$630.00 | 2 Members
13Ten points for Gryffindor
Captain: Rachael Sheppard
$575.00 | 8 Members
14Diane Tremblay
Captain: Diane Tremblay
$465.00 | 3 Members
15Red's Team
Captain: Jen Bourque
$320.00 | 2 Members
16Rotary Club of Welland
Captain: Fred Farnham
$315.00 | 5 Members
17Plymouth Public School
Captain: Laura Droppert
$315.00 | 9 Members
18The Neighbours
Captain: Warner Bloomfield
$295.00 | 2 Members
19Brock NDP
Captain: Caitlin Hipkiss
$285.00 | 4 Members
20Elan Vitale Winter Walkers
Captain: Elan Vitale
$240.00 | 3 Members
21Team Buen Camino
Captain: Melanie Gennings
$235.00 | 2 Members
22Freedom Fighters
Captain: Merry Peterson
$235.00 | 5 Members
23Coffee News Niagara
Captain: Theresa Yzerman
$190.00 | 1 Members
24Notre Dame
Captain: Ehrin Turkovich
$190.00 | 2 Members
25Mom and Port
Captain: Amanda Brown
$150.00 | 2 Members
26Quaker Road Comets
Captain: Allison Toews-Peplinski
$10.00 | 7 Members
27Gauthier family
Captain: Tanya Gauthier
$0.00 | 1 Members
28The Wine Source
Captain: Matthew Terry
$0.00 | 1 Members

WALK Day Details

We walk on February 25, 2017!

Start/FinishGoogle Map

The Welland Community Wellness Centre

145 Lincoln St

Welland, ON

L3B 6E1



  • 4 pm - Registration opens
  • 5 pm - Opening Ceremonies
  • 5:15 pm - Walk begins (all distances)
  • 6 pm - Registration closes
  • 6pm - Meal service begins
  • 8 pm - Route closes, meal service ends

Between 6:00 and 8:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers.


Registration opens at 4:00 pm. All walkers must check-in and sign a waiver form before participating.

Please come prepared with:

  • All cash and cheques payable to "Coldest Night of the Year"
  • Pledge sheet with all donor data filled out completely and neatly OR
  • Post all pledges of cash and cheques online in your personal fundraising page and print off the "My Results Form" and bring with cash or cheques.
  • Bring a signed Waiver Form available online under TOOLS / FORMS on the main site.

Note: Walkers who raise $150 (adults) or $75 (youth aged 13-17) do NOT have to pay the $25 registration fee.

Route Details

Route Options include:

2 km walk

5km walk

10 km walk

Rest stops will be available on all routes.

Maps will be available at the Welcome Desk. All routes will be well signed.

Route marshalls, rest stop attendants, and sweep vehicle drivers will be available for support along the route.

All riders 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

What to Bring

Please bring:

  • any cash or cheques made out to "Coldest Night of the Year"
  • a completed pledge form or "My Results Form" to match the cash or cheques
  • a signed waiver form
  • good walking waterproof shoes/boots
  • warm coat & mitts

Come prepared while keeping an eye on the expected weather.


Contact Us

Open Arms Mission of Welland

Jeff Aitken Mission Pastor
Email: info@blueseaphilanthropy.org
Phone: 905-788-3800


About Open Arms Mission of Welland

Physical Needs...

As the largest of the 3 food banks in Welland, the Mission serves an average of 700 - 850 individuals each month, including about 325 children under the age of 19.

Grocery allotments distributed through our food bank provide each family with a healthy supply of food once a month, including meat, breads, fresh milk, and fresh produce when available.

Open Arms Mission strives to meet the physical needs of their clients through our food bank but it goes well beyond that. We provide morning coffee and snacks, Saturday lunch, seasonal support for families with children (backpacks in August & boots in November), hygiene bank, and low cost clothing, furniture and household goods through partnership with Redeemed Goods. We also have people in the community who provide free haircuts once a month.

Many people in our community find it hard to meet their basic physical needs. We help meet physical needs so that we can develop lasting relationships with people and see them overcome life-controlling issues and grow in their spiritual journey.

Spiritual Needs...

We reach out to all of the clients here at the Mission with the love of God. Our ministry is a simple one of Love and Hope.

For those that would hear, we provide opportunities to accept the Bread of Life. We have an ordained pastor on staff to provide pastoral care. We begin each day with devotions at 9am; join us at the Mission Centre. We take this time to start our day in God's Word and lift up praise and requests in prayer.

If you need a copy of God's Word, come in and talk to the pastor at the Mission Centre. He is available to guide you in your discovery of and relationship with the Lord Jesus.


Welland Maps

All routes are generously marked with bright WALK signage, staffed by friendly volunteers, and include rest stops with snacks along the way.

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Questions about this event or Blue Sea Philanthropy?
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