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Coldest Night of the Year Walk Results

We did it - we achieved our goal of $100,000! THANK YOU to the community, volunteers and sponsors - we could not do it without you!

A huge thanks to everyone who supported and participated in this year's walk on February 25th. Your goodwill and generosity will
greatly assist Start Me Up Niagara. This year's funds will also be used towards the leasing of our new location.

Coldest Night of the Year Sponsors 2017

GM St. Catharines

Lead Sponsor

Start Me Up Niagara expresses our heartfelt thanks to all of our Coldest Night of the Year Sponsors. 

Our sponsor's support greatly helped our ability to achieve our fundraising goal of $100,000 in this year's Coldest Night of the Year walk.

Please consider our sponsors if you are in the market for any of the goods and services they offer.

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor


February 25, 2017

Click above to access our Coldest Night of the Year site
and see more pictures from the night!

Watch the video below and to see Why we Walk.

Thanking MPP Jim Bradley and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for helping us chill

“It ain’t the heat; it’s the humility.” – Yogi Berra Before summer 2016, staying cool and hearing yourself think on a hot day in our centre were mutually exclusive activities. Anyone who has spent any time at Start Me Up in previous summer months would have remembered the jet-engine noise of our A/C unit. The […]

SMUN Employment Supports has moved!

Start Me Up Niagara’s ODSP Employment Supports Program has moved on up to a “deluxe” office in the sky! Over the last few years we have seen amazing growth in our ODSP Employment Supports program. We have so many new participants and staff that we have burst out of our downstairs space. We are now […]

Art Me Up – CFBU interview with Aaron

An up close and personal interview on the awesome Brock radio station CFBU (103.7 fm) our with Aaron Wagner, SMUN staff and curator for our collective show at NAC – Art Me Up – An Exhibition “A sight for more eyes”.

Other News

To read other news and archived posts please see the Start Me Up Niagara Blog page.

Outreach Centre

About SMUN

Open 365 days a year, Start Me Up Niagara operates a vibrant Outreach Centre in downtown St. Catharines working with individuals facing significant life challenges.

SMUN Food Plus

Food Plus

Start Me Up Niagara’s 2 acre Green Garden, located at Vineland Research & Innovation Centre has been growing fresh nutritious food for SMUN’s Healthy Kitchen since 2010.