News and Events
February 24, 2018 boasted once again another successful Coldest Night of the Year Walk. With nearly 300 walkers between Abbotsford and Chilliwack we were able to raise $60,000 for our Youth Emergency Housing Program! Thank you to everyone who participated and volunteered, helping make this our most successful Coldest Night of the Year ever! We would not be able to offer 24 hour supports and emergency housing to homeless and vulnerable youth in the Fraser Valley if it was not for the support of the outstanding communities that we work with.
Special Thank you to Hub International for the water bottles, West Oaks Starbucks, Salish Plaza Starbucks, and Bourquin McDonald’s for the donation of coffee, SuperStore on Gladwin Rd. for the donation of Buns, Kintec for the hot chocolate and door prize in Chilliwack, and Prospera Credit Union in Chilliwack for the popcorn!
On February 24, 2018 we will be walking with thousands of people in 125 cities across Canada to raise awareness and support for the homeless, hungry and hurting youth in our community. Coldest Night of the Year is a 5km walk that raises support for local charities. In Abbotsford and Chilliwack, funds raised through CNOY go to providing youth in the Fraser Valley with access to emergency housing through Cyrus Centre’s Youth Emergency Housing Program. The walk takes place in the evening to highlight the conditions youth experience living on the streets in Canada every night. There’s lots of hot chocolate and coffee along the way and dinner provided after. Registering is simple! Go to www.cnoy.org/abbotsford OR www.cnoy.org/chilliwack and click register. The registration fee is $25 and will increase to $40 after February 19. HOWEVER, any walker that raises $150 gets their registration fee waived (And if you’re under the age of 18 you only need to fundraise $75 to get the free registration!). Join us, as we walk together to to raise awareness for those youth who are without a safe place to sleep. Remember, it’s cold out there!
For more information check out www.cnoy.org or contact Maren at email@example.com or 604-845-8778
Registration at 4pm
Walk at 5pm
Location Specific Details:
Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly, 3145 Gladwin Rd.
First Avenue Christian Assembly, 46510 First Avenue
It’s that time of year! You know, when you question whether or not you want to willingly jump out of a moving airplane… The 8th Annual Leap of Faith is happening July 13th at 4pm at Skydive Vancouver (5112 Gladwin Rd.). To register simply email Maren at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-845-8778 and let her know you want to register! Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $700 in order to jump. Remember! It’s a tandem skydive, so there is no experience necessary! Anyone can do it! The BBQ by donation will start around 5:00pm and there will be activities for kids! Spots to jump are filling up quick so if you want to jump let us know! Donations can be made directly to a jumper through the donate page on the website. Invite your friends, invite your neighbours, invite your family, invite your coworkers! It’s a great evening for everyone! Just come on out to watch and enjoy some tasty food!
It’s cold out there, so let’s doing something about it. Join us on February 25th, 2017 as we walk for the homeless, hungry and hurting youth in our communities. The Coldest Night of the Year is a Nationwide walk-a-thon which raises funds for community organizations working with homeless and hurting individuals. The walks that take place in Chilliwack and Abbotsford raise money for Cyrus Centre. In 2017, Cyrus Centre Abbotsford hopes to add an additional 2 shelter beds and Cyrus Centre Chilliwack hopes to add an addition 4 shelter beds. In September and October of 2016, Cyrus Centre turned away over 30 youth from our shelter. We need more beds. But in order for us to expand our shelter, we need more funds. The Coldest Night of the Year poses an excellent opportunity to raise necessary funds and raise awareness for the homeless, hungry and hurting youth in our community. Our goal is to raise $20,000 in each location, to do that we need your help!
44% of homeless people in the City of Chilliwack are youth. 18% of homeless people in Abbotsford are youth. Cyrus Centre offers the ONLY emergency housing for youth under the age of 16 between the Okanagan and Metro Vancouver. We need more beds.
We invite you to sign up and walk with us. Go to www.cnoy.org to register as a walker, start a group, or donate. Registration for the walk is at 4pm and the walk starts at 5pm. For more information email email@example.com or checkout the CNOY website for full details.
We look forward to see you, and remember, it’s cold out there.
Cyrus Centre’s Annual Dessert Banquet and Silent Auctions are just around the corner and tickets are still available. The banquets pose an opportunity for guests to lean more about Cyrus Centre, hear what we’ve been up to and what our current goals and needs are, as well as listen to guest speakers and live music from local musicians. There will be tasty dessert, hot beverages, and a variety of different items in our silent auction that you can bid on.
ABBOTSFORD: The Cyrus Centre Abbotsford Banquet takes place on November 4th at Sevenoaks Alliance Church. Doors open at 6:30 and the event starts at 7:00
CHILLIWACK: The Cyrus Centre Chilliwack Banquet takes place on November 18th at Central Community Church. Doors open at 6:30 and the event starts at 7:00.
Tickets are $20/person or $140 for a table of 8
To purchase tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-859-5773 (Abbotsford) or 604-795-5773 (Chilliwack)
We are grateful for the support of local businesses who have contributed to our Silent Auction (Cabela’s, Valhalla Pure, Mamma Bear Box, Slade Goods, Mt. Lehman Winery, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Harrison Hot Springs Resort, Rowena’s On The River, Manning Park Resort, Numbers Unlimited, VSSL Gear, Tom Harris, Mt. Waddingtons, Lepp Farm Market, Abbotsford Center) and for the individuals who have donated vacations and Canucks tickets.
If you or your business would like to donate towards our silent auction we are still collecting items in both Abbotsford and Chilliwack. You can call Maren at 604-859-5773 or email email@example.com
Scrap Cars Not Kids raises funds in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Lower Mainland through the donation of old cars and other household and industrial ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal. They are a supporter of Cyrus Centre. Please check them out if you need to dispose of old vehicles and metals. You can reach them at: www.scrapcarsnotkids.org Thank You!
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