The coldest night walks of the year are scheduled for February 26

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Plans for the coldest night of the year on February 26, marches for the homeless are underway in Brantford and Norfolk.

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While the Norfolk event will be virtual, organizers in Brantford are opting for a hybrid model that includes staggered start times for attendees.

The Brantford event, which begins at Yes Church on West Street, offers participants two-, five- and 10-kilometre course options. Registration takes place between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Organizers hope to raise $50,000 with proceeds going to charities that support homeless and hungry people. The event has already attracted 13 teams and raised $2,240.

The Brantford Walk is led by Why Not City Missions, a charity that offers a range of programs for young people.

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Youth Unlimited YFC Norfolk, organizer of the Norfolk event, hopes to raise $20,000. The event has attracted 11 teams and has raised $5,220 so far.

The organizers encourage people to walk alone.

Participants are encouraged to plot a two to five kilometer route, share the route with someone and carry a cell phone in case of an emergency.

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