The Coldest Night of The Year fundraiser brought in much-needed funds for Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. (Protecting Our Women with Emergency Resources). 

Within our city, Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. seeks to provide women in Airdrie and the surrounding area with the means to leave an abusive environment.

On Saturday, over 100 participants gathered at Nose Creek Park and walked in the cool weather for the fundraiser. Coldest Night of The Year is a Canada-wide fundraiser that supports local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. 

The Operation Manager at Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. talked about how the event went.

"It was absolutely incredible just to see the support, the smiling faces and also the amount of money that we raised."

At this year's event, around $39,000 has been fundraised so far. Donations are still being accepted until March 31. If you would like to still donate, click HERE.

Before the event, Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. set out a goal of $50,000. they are currently 78 per cent of the way there.

"This is our big fundraiser of the year. This really is part of just keeping our doors open, paying for our programming and all of our costs."

Gable finished off by saying she would like to thank everybody who was involved, including 40 volunteers and 10 different sponsors.

"They all made this possible. So we really want to thank the airdry community for coming out and making this happen."

Coldest Night of The Year fundraiser will be back once again next year.

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