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CNOY organizers adjust route

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The route for walkers in the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) fund-raiser for the Dauphin Chapter of Habitat for Humanity on Feb. 22 has taken a slight turn.
Co-chair Rodney Juba explained the route will make a stop at Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy (DCP).
“And the reason why we’re going through Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy is they are a new lead sponsor for our Coldest Night of the Year,” he said, adding DCP is providing hot chocolate for participants, as well.
The route begins at Parkland Crossing, goes down Whitmore West to Jackson Street, Juba said, and from Jackson Street to Third Street SW, then through the concourse of DCP.
From there, the walk continues to Fourth Avenue SW and at the corner of Fourth and Main, to Dauphin Friendship Centre.
“And from there, we’re going to come back to Main and then all the way down to Whitmore West and then back to Parkland Crossing,” Juba added.
The route is still five kilometres, he noted, ending with a warm meal at Parkland Crossing.
“It’s a simple meal. And theres a short program where we have some fellowship, with all the walkers and get feedback from everybody, as to how they felt about the walk and what we can do better for next year. And any suggestions that they might have, that sort of thing,” Juba added.
Sitting at over 30 per cent of its goal to raise $20,000, Juba is pleased, as he noted some teams have not submitted all funds raised and donors may not yet have committed to a donation.
“I just want to say that we are ahead of any of the other years, at this point in our campaign. Right now we’re ahead in donations and walking teams,” he said.
The CNOY website stays open until March, he added, urging Dauphinites to consider supporting the Dauphin Chapter’s next build.
Juba is optimistic the weather will be warm for the walk, but organizers advise participants and volunteers to dress warmly and choose proper footwear.
“I advise people to bring their cell phone along. We will try to walk in a group, so that we’re safe in numbers and we will have someone in a warm up vehicle, just driving along to make sure that everybody stays safe,” he said.
Registration begins at 4 p.m. at Parkland Crossing and opening ceremonies are at 5 p.m. The walk kicks off at 5:15 p.m., with the meal set to begin at 6 p.m.
To donate to the Dauphin Chapter, visit cnoy.org/location/dauphin.
For information, contact Juba or co-chair Mariann Harvey at 204-648-6344, or email info@dauphin.habitat.mb.ca.

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M. A. Nyquist
REPORTER
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