Don your warmest toques and gloves; the Coldest Night of the Year is approaching. The charity fundraiser is a two, five, or 10 kilometre walk to help the hungry, hurting and homeless. The 2018 walk in Huntsville will benefit the Table Soup Kitchen Foundation and its six services, which includes the food bank, soup kitchen and new men’s hostel.

Table President Heather Berg says there are some start-up costs to get the hostel running.

Berg says the Table also has multiple ongoing costs; including heating, hydro, rent, taxes and insurance. She encourages the community to sign up, saying the Table needs your help.

This year’s walk is happening on February 24th and you can register a team or donate on the CNOY website. So far, almost $5,500 has been raised. The coldest night walk takes place in over 100 communities across Canada, but the Huntsville walk is the only one in Muskoka.

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