Coldest Night of the Year 2023 Recap

With snow falling and near-freezing temperature, hundreds of walkers took to the streets of the Downtown Eastside on Saturday for the Coldest Night of the Year. It’s been a few days since, but we’re still buzzing from the excitement of the event and blown away by the support we received from our determined Team Captains […]

Coldest Night of the Year 2022 Recap

What a day! Ready to go! Almost there! We can do it! These were the words we kept hearing as we checked in the 140 Coldest Night of the Year participants who came out to fundraise and walk across Vancouver in support of our mission to provide advocacy, survival-supports, and sanctuary in the heart of […]

Thank you, BC Housing

We’re grateful to recognize BC Housing as our Lead Sponsor for Coldest Night of the Year.  BC Housing’s mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing. They do this by working to address critical gaps across the housing continuum, which range from emergency shelters, supportive […]

Coldest Night of the Year 2021

February 20, 2021 may have marked Coldest Night of the Year but at First United and across BC our hearts were warm.   CNOY is a national fundraising walk to raise awareness and funds for charities that support people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty. After a two-year hiatus, First United participated in CNOY 2021 again and the outpouring […]