Coldest Night of the Year a fundraising success

Team Sobeys West End was the top fundraiser 2 years running

‘Coldest night of the year’ is an event which raises funds for the homeless, hungry and hurting in communities across Canada.

121 communities hosted events on Saturday February 24th, including Brandon.

Brandon’s event took place on the sidewalks of downtown on 2km, 5km and 10km routes. Routes were guided and directed by 65 volunteers and first aid responders.

Cross country, over $4 million dollars has been raised this year.

In Brandon, 106 people registered on 27 teams and raised over $25,000 for Samaritan House.

Samaritan House provided 20,000 hampers in 2017 and over this past winter season has served 100 people in their ‘Safe and Warm’ overnight shelter.

To learn more about Samaritan House and how they serve our community visit

To learn more about this Canada-wide annual event and how you can get involved next year visit

St. Matthews Anglican Cathedral served as the start/finish site for the Brandon event.
106 participants walked the streets of downtown at sunset in 2km, 5km or 10km routes.
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