As a sponsor of the Coldest Night of the Year event, Three Shores had the pleasure of attending a Rest Stop stocked with snacks, drinks, and music to keep the walkers energized and motivated. Despite the unusual snow and chilly temperatures for North Vancouver on February 25th, the walkers were in high spirits and grateful for the support. The stop at the intersection of Heywood St. and Keith Rd. was a great opportunity for the walkers to catch their breath and connect with each other while enjoying some refreshments.
It was very much a family affair with our own families cheering on the walkers and serving coffee, hot chocolate and snacks as they passed by. The event also attracted many other types of walkers - from high school students to elderly people with mobility issues. Members of the North Vancouver City Council were also among the supporters.
The success of the Coldest Night of the Year event is due to the dedication and hard work of the participants and volunteers. It takes a lot of courage to walk outdoors in the middle of winter, and we were inspired by the determination of the walkers to make a difference in their communities. The volunteers also played a crucial role in making the event a success by providing support and encouragement. We would like to express our gratitude to all the participants and volunteers who braved the cold to show their support for this worthy cause.
The Coldest Night of the Year event was a powerful reminder of the challenges that homeless people face every day. It is heartwarming to see so many people come together to support a worthy cause and make a difference in their communities.
We encourage everyone to support Habitat for Humanity events and other organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Together, we can make a positive impact in our communities and help those in need.
Our Artist In Residence, Jenelle Hagerman, volunteered her time to document the event.