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Coldest Night of the Year 2022 – Parkland Food Bank

It’s cold out there.

On February 26, Parkland Food Bank is hosting the Coldest Night of the Year, a 2 & 5 km winter walk (with a self-organized virtual option) hosted in 150+ cities across Canada in support of our work in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain or Parkland County with people experiencing hurt, and hunger.

    GOAL: With your help, our goal is to raise $80,000 by February 26, 2022!

    HOW: To accomplish our goal, we’re looking for 50 team captains (of all shapes, sizes and ages) who will recruit 7-8 friends to their team, with a goal of raising $2000 per team. Of course, we’re also looking for a whole pile of walkers to join each of our teams and help us raise the funds.

    TOQUE BONUS: Every walker who raises either $75 (youth 17 and under) or $150 (for adults) gets our famous Coldest Night toque as thanks for being amazing fundraisers.

How To CAPTAIN a Team for PARKLAND FOOD BANK
Once you’ve registered, your team and name will show up on the Scoreboard and on our location page too! (Note: it takes 5-10 minutes to appear.)

•    Visit https://cnoy.org/location/sprucegrove and click the big REGISTER button

•    Create your new account (or sign in to your account from last year)

•    Select Spruce Grove LOCATION where you’ll be walking and continue

•    Click to accept the WAIVER and continue

•    Under REGISTRATION TYPE, click CREATE A TEAM

      •    Name your team (and write a brief description)

      •    Accept or increase your fundraising goal (this can be edited later!)

Once you’ve registered, your team will show up on our CHARITY PAGE, which is:

https://cnoy.org/location/sprucegrove

You can begin recruiting team members and raising funds immediately!

How to JOIN a TEAM for pARKLAND FOOD BANK

•    Visit cnoy.org and click the big REGISTER button

•    Create your new account (or sign in to your account from last year)

•    Select Spruce Grove LOCATION where you’ll be walking and continue

•    Click to accept the WAIVER and continue

•    Click JOIN A TEAM (or register individually if you wish and join a team later)

•    Search for your TEAM by name or captain name       

•    Select that team from the list and proceed to complete registration­

Nomination Form-Parkland Food Bank Board of Directors

NOTICE: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS OPEN:

Parkland Food Bank Society
In accordance with the Bylaws and policies of Parkland Food Bank Society, nomination form is now open for the Parkland Food Bank Board of Directors.
Nominations Close: End of day April 18, 2022

You want to make a difference in the community and are looking for a organization where you can have that impact with sharing your skills, ideas and energy? Consider joining the board of the Parkland Food Bank. We are a group of 10-15 community-minded people who are working to set the direction of the organization for the coming 5 years. You can help us do that. You can learn more about the work of Parkland Food Bank at https://parklandfoodbank.org/about/

Governance Model:

Not less than five (5) and not more than fifteen (15) members.

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Past Chair*
  • Directors at Large

*Past Chair position is automatically deferred to the current Chair of Parkland Food Bank Society.

Nominations open March 11, 2022

Timeline:

  1. The completed nomination form and profile must be received by Parkland Food Bank office by April 18, 2022 prior to being considered by the Board Nominating Committee
  2. Nomination forms will then be reviewed by the Board Nominating Committee
  3. Interviews with candidates will be held during the week of April 25-30, 2022 and a selection of scheduled times will be made available to the proposed nominees
  4. Upon confirmation that the nomination committee approves your nomination, your candidate profile will be made public to the membership no later than May 5, 2022.
  5. Membership will vote during the Annual General Meeting May 30, 2022
  6. New Directors of the Board will assume their positions following the Annual General Meeting

Please read through this nomination package and complete the questionnaire below before April 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm. Absolutely no nominations will be accepted after this date and time.

Select the link below to read more and complete the nomination process.

Coldest Night of the Year – 2021

The Coldest Night of the Year is a covid-safe, family-friendly walk to raise money for Parkland Food Bank. Walk with us (virtually) on February 20, 2021!

Register

https://cnoy.org/register

Register to walk individually or with your team. Are you ready to sign up and make a difference in your community again? Because we are SO ready to welcome you (at a safe distance!) again this year!

Please register today. There’s a place for everyone!

Raise Funds

Here are some quick start steps to follow after registering…Make the First Donation: Build momentum by being your first donor. Get some of your own skin in the fundraising game!

Personalize your Fundhub Page: Your people don’t want to read our boring generic CNOY page (yawn), they want to see a picture of you, read what you’re doing, and why you’re doing it. Ignite a fundraising spark by letting your donors know why you’re passionate about your charity and your cause.
Start Your Fundraising Now: No really, now! You could wait, but our stats show that those who fundraise early raise 2-3 times more than those who start in February.

Walk Virtually

Walk where you want, when you want and with whom you want. Walk in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain or on anyone of the amazing trail systems in Parkland County (anytime in February). The good news is that the most important elements of Coldest Night of the Year will still be in place – fundraising, walking with your friends and family while feeling the cold, and making a difference!

Other Notable Changes

No Registration Fee: The registration fee is no more! Everyone is welcome to come and support their local CNOY charity.
Thank You Toques: The toques are blue, the pompoms are yellow, the look is on point! Build your CNOY toque collection with our thanks for raising a modest amount of $150 (adults) or $75 (youth under 17). Closer to event day we’ll provide a safe way for you to pick it up.
Cash + Cheques: Because we aren’t gathering together like last year, there’ll be no cash or cheque collection on event day this year. Cheques must be mailed directly to CNOY Head Office for processing, and cash donations should be paid off online with Fundhub

Make a difference in your Community!

We aren’t asking you to support us. . .

As of December 2020 we are serving an average of 629 households per month.
Right now we are seeing an average of 50 new households a month accessing our services.
Of these households, many are families with children.
The majority of households we support are working households experiencing lay-offs of one or more persons, or decreased hours.
Last year we gave out over 9,500 hampers, feeding 24,796 individuals.
We service not only Spruce Grove, but Stony Plain and Parkland County.
. . . we are asking you to help us support your neighbour.

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