Past Events

Our third annual Winter Wander

Coldest Night of the Year

A walk to help us focus on those who live on the streets

Was held on February 25, 2017

2, 5, and 10 km. courses with stops along the way and a dinner at the end.

Families, friends and co-workers came together to go for a walk, share a meal and give some serious thought to those in our communities who live in poverty and are homeless.

Proceeds go towards our Room to Live campaign.

Go to the CNOY site

Over $36,000 net for Room to Live

Thanks Nelson!

Gala 2016

We had fun!

Benefit Concert

and silent auction

November 4, 2016

The Kootenay Divas and Clinton Swanson were back for their third concert to support Room to Live.

Wow! 2 more rooms!

It was a fantastic celebration. Thanks Nelson for all the “Caring” and support.

Local youth talent!

A Musical Showcase

February 28, 2016

It was a great event with 20 of Nelson’s up and coming young musicians, all performing in aid of Ward Street Place renovations. The concert raised almost $600 and small apartment appliances will be installed in 4 rooms.

Thank you!


Thanks to the 20 performers and to the music teachers who mentor and support them.

And thank you to all the individuals who came out, donated and enjoyed an inspired and inspiring concert.

Coldest Night

It was an amazing community event!

Coldest Night of the Year 2016

February 20, 2016

Almost $34,000 net for Room to Live.

Thank you Nelson!

First Annual

Whitewater Community Day

January 8, 2016 – Whitewater Ski Resort, 20 min. south of Nelson BC
A Musical Showcase

Lisa McGeady, Room to Live, campaign coordinator, Kirk Jensen, Whitewater General Manager, Ron Little, Nelson CARES Board Chair, Colby Lehman, AABBS Board Director

Whitewater Community Day raised just over $5,500 for Room to Live.

Thank you to Rebeckah Hornung, Kirk Jensen and all the happy and supportive staff at Whitewater

Room to Live Benefit Concert

Thanks for your Great support!

November 20, 2015 – Capitol Theatre, Nelson BC
A Musical Showcase

We raised almost $17,000 – a room and a bit!

Thanks again to the performers, volunteers and auction participants.

Jenny Robinson

with musical guests

Performed on September 20, 2015 at the Blue House, 503 Fourth Street, Nelson BC.

net proceeds went to support of affordable housing and Nelson CARES Room to Live campaign.


A Musical Showcase

Thank you Jenny, Craig, Jessie, Kiva, Bessie and Clinton for a wondrous and inspiring evening.


A Musical


On March 8, 2015 students of B.C.’s registered music teachers put on a showcase of musical talent in support of affordable housing and Nelson CARES Room to Live campaign.


A Musical Showcase

The showcase raised over $5,700 and the students are directing the proceeds toward the purchase of 28 new apartment sized efficiency refrigerators. Nelson United Church contributed the use of their facilities.

Many thanks to the students and teachers who contributed rehearsal and performance time to raise this wonderfully large amount of money.

Participate in our Winter wander

Coldest Night of the Year

A walk to help us focus on those who live on the streets

February 21, 2015

It was a roaring success. See you next year

Go to the Coldest Night site

Thanks to:

Beth Seed who coordinated Coldest Night of the Year in Nelson for Nelson CARES.

Lisa McGeady, campaign coordinator for Room to Live, who gave Beth great support.

Room to Live Benefit Concert

Thanks to everyone who came to our gala campaign launch. It was a sellout and the show was fabulous.

One audience member thought it was the best ‘group hug’ the community has had this year. Another said that she was proud of how far the the community has come in the last six or seven years in acknowledging the reality of poverty and homelessness as well as the need for affordable housing right here in our beautiful part of the world.

Thanks to all the businesses and individuals who contributed items for the silent auction and to Lisa McGeady and the dedicated volunteers who put it all together. You made it happen.

A special thank you to the musicians who worked their magic on the stage and supported the six women who dazzled and moved us with their skill and passion.

RTL concert poster
A big thanks to:


Bo Conlan, Aryn Sheriff, Bessie Wapp, Melody Diachun, Sydney Black, Laura Landsberg


Clinton Swanson, Tim Bullen, Doug Stephenson, Tom Thompson, Mark Spielman, Marvin Walker

MC – Lisel Forst

RTL performers

Room to Live performers


Tina Shields, Heather Haake, Susan Maunula, Derrick Bruce, Joanna Talecka, Pamela Loeppky, Beth Seed, Ron & Cath Little, Michael Dailly & Julie Glynn, Jenny Robinson & Howie Ross, Klee Hunter