Milton residents asked to show some warmth

December 29, 2016 by  

This winter, people from Milton are asked to join others from all across the country who will be taking a walk to show their support for those who are facing a housing crisis.

The Coldest Night of the Year will see participants donning their warmest coats, hats, mitts and even long johns to keep warm while they walk, run or roll along their choice of a 2km, 5km or 10km route. Upon their return to the Milton Sports Centre, they will have a chance to warm up with soup, hot drinks and other refreshments while they socialize with the others who came out to help those in need.

The monies raised from the activity will be donated to Milton Transitional Housing, which helps support community members who are coping with a housing crisis. Banners can be crafted for an event such as this to help raise awareness of the issue being addressed.

The Coldest Night of the Year will be held on February 25, with registration taking place at the Milton Sports Centre starting at 4:00 pm. The fee to register is $25 each, and people who plan on participating are encouraged to form teams with their friends, families and coworkers so that the event will make as much of an impact as possible.

More information about the fundraiser can be found on the Town of Milton website.