The ‘Urban Spiriteers’ took part in the Coldest Night of the Year in Fort St. John on February 24, 2018. This was the second time that the branch took part in the event as a Foundation initiative, and team numbers jumped from 3 last year to 11 this year (including 2 children and a baby).
The route was set up as a loop with an option to walk 2, 5 or 10 kilometres. Participants raised funds for hungry, homeless and hurting people across Canada.
Our FSJ team’s support went to the Community Bridge, an organization that provides education, counselling, violence and homelessness prevention, women’s outreach, and youth justice. Community Bridge aims to create a safe, caring environment that nurtures emotional and social wellbeing through high quality, accessible, inclusive, and flexible services, so that individuals and families can build and sustain a more positive future.
“It was so fun!” says Julianne Kucheran, an enthusiastic second-time participant and the team’s captain. “There was such team spirit! As the Urban Spiriteers – a play on the Musketeers, bringing the Urban Spirit everywhere we go! – we had a blast doing our walk together, complete with capes, moustaches and swords!”
“Best spirit awards went to the ‘mini Spiriteers’ [the staff’s children] for rocking the outfits and walking with us,” says Julianne. “Thank you to the kids for handing out glow sticks to all of our fellow walkers. A few of us are already throwing around ideas for next year!”
The team also made an appearance in the Alaska Highway News.