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Calgary's Coldest Night on target to raise more than $130,000

The walk will take place Saturday at Eau Claire

A shot from last year's Coldest Night walk in Calgary.

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A shot from last year's Coldest Night walk in Calgary.

Calgary's Coldest Night event is boiling over with support – despite a tough economic climate and unseasonably warm weather. 

According to a release from Coldest Night of the Year, the city crushed last year's fundraising numbers and is on track to bring even more cash to support those experiencing homelessness in Calgary.

“We set our goal at $125,000 at the beginning of February, cautiously optimistic that we would match our achievement of $127,000 from 2015,” said Location Director Samantha Jones in a press release Friday.

“We are on target to raise more than $130,000 and I am completely overwhelmed by the generosity of this city. Everyone knows at least one person who has lost his or her job and yet our event is going to be more successful than ever. Maybe that's why?”

The Coldest Night walk is on Saturday at 5 p.m, beginning and ending at Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parkade SW.

This is Calgary's third year participating in the event.

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