Madam Speaker, this past Saturday, I was proud to join my community in Newmarket—Aurora on the Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk. This year, we doubled our goal and raised over $86,000 to help Inn From the Cold, a local charity that assists homeless and at-risk individuals by providing shelter, training and transition to permanent solutions.
I would like to congratulate the walkers, volunteers, sponsors and charities of Newmarket—Aurora for making this year's Coldest Night of the Year walk a huge success. I thank them for their continuous commitment to help the vulnerable people in our community. I would also like to recognize that Canadians across 145 communities participated in this annual walk and raised over $6 million.
I congratulate my colleagues in the House who participated in the walk in their own ridings.