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Volunteers needed for fundraiser

Walking around at night in the middle of February may not sound like a good time, but it is for a good cause.

The Island Crisis Care Society is asking the residents of Nanaimo to help raise money for the homeless, hungry and hurting in the city by participating in the second annual Coldest Night of the Year in the Harbour City.

The Coldest Night of the Year is a two-, five- or 10-kilomtre walk that takes place Feb. 23 all across Canada with 39 participating locations.

The society’s walk co-coordinator, Michelle Authier, said she hopes to see the community come together to bring support and awareness to the homeless population.

The website allows each team to set up its own page and then invite others to join or sponsor their walk.

The walk gets underway at 5 p.m.– registration starts at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in downtown Nanaimo– and wraps up with a hot chili dinner.

Volunteers are also needed to help with the event.

To volunteer please got to the website or call Authier at 250-585-2577.

Participants should register ahead of time online at www.coldestnightoftheyear.org.

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