The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LRCA) is organizing the community’s inaugural Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser in support of hungry, homeless and hurting residents.
The family-friendly 2km or 5km pledge walk on Feb. 25 aims to raise funds for programs such as the Food Bank, Soup Kitchen, Extreme Weather Response Shelter, Christmas Cheer Hampers, Early Years Programs as well as several others.
LRCA executive director Shannon Wilson said the LRCA and Coldest Night of the Year align in their goals and all funds will help support operations.
“It really is going to help our organization,” she said. “It’s for hungry, homeless and hurting folks in our community and that’s exactly who the LRCA serves.”
Doors at Aggie Hall open at 4 p.m. for registration and the walk begins at 5:15 p.m. Afterwards, participants will be served a delicious warm meal.
“We’re partnering with Ladysmith Secondary School and the students in the culinary program are going to be creating our soups and buns,” Wilson said.
The Coldest Night of the Year will also become one of the LRCA’s six signature events.
“I’m really looking forward to building the Coldest Night of the Year in our community and in our region,” she said, who has helped previously with the Nanaimo event. “I think people in this community just want to help each other.”
To register yourself or as a team, visit: https://canada.cnoy.org/location/ladysmith. Volunteers are also needed and can call 250-245-3079, or email email@example.com for more information.