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Annual winter fundraiser to promote brain health and mental health through active living.
Brain Freeze benefits local groups to support neurological disorders and/or mental health in our community.


1,965,374

out of 1,000,000 steps !

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Please make your donation HERE.

Let’s move together to reach 1,000,000 steps! You can use a fitness tracker to count steps. Or use this activity chart to convert your steps. Multiple entries allowed and encouraged!

Log your activities and steps HERE.

Who are we supporting this year?

Your donation will benefit Minwaashin Lodge, a charity organization in Ottawa that provides support and services to Indigenous women and children who are survivors of violence.

1,965,374

out of 1,000,000 steps !

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Cassie Gaumont from Gatineau
moved 8,743 steps
by Walk

Maura from London, UK
moved 10,554 steps
by Walking

Karen from Victoria, BC
moved 22,650 steps
by Running and Walking

Susan from Victoria, BC
moved 23,000 steps
by Running and Walking

Rick Payant from Ottawa
moved 14,824 steps
by Walk

Martha B from Markham
moved 9,135 steps
by Walk

Yostina from Ottawa
moved 10,387 steps
by Walk

Marina B from Markham
moved 9,070 steps
by Walk

Sophie from Ottawa
moved 17,285 steps
by Walk

Abbey from Sudbury
moved 4,693 steps
by Walk

Andrea Smith from Ottawa
moved 14,046 steps
by Walk

Danielle Payant from Orleans
moved 9,917 steps
by Walk

Jennie Brousseau from Embrun
moved 5,650 steps
by Walk

Christina from London, Ontario
moved 18,963 steps
by Walking

Mark Martell from Ottawa
moved 10,696 steps
by Walk

Val from London, Ontario
moved 27,939 steps
by Walk

Cheryl Talgoy from Ottawa
moved 10,966 steps
by Walk

Amanda & Jon Pach from Kanata
moved 13,000 steps
by Walk

Laura Payant from Ottawa
moved 9,600 steps
by Walk

Persephone from Ottawa
moved 11,672 steps
by walking

Joan Norgren from Ottawa
moved 17,060 steps
by run

John from edmonton
moved 11,451 steps
by walk

Chui from Edmonton
moved 16,758 steps
by walk

Don from Kemptville
moved 14,268 steps
by Walk

Diana from Kemptville
moved 13,827 steps
by by Walk

Neha Khanna from Ottawa
moved 8,647 steps
by Walk

Chris P from Ottawa
moved 7,449 steps
by Walk

Robyn McQuaid from ottawa
moved 4,200 steps
by Hiit

Mahmoud El-Saadi from Ottawa
moved 5,920 steps
by Walk

Jess Parnell from Ottawa
moved 9,000 steps
by Walk

Annemarie from Halifax
moved 6,595 steps
by Walk

Jeff from Halifax
moved 7,423 steps
by Walk

Jenny from Ottawa
moved 6,632 steps
by Walk

Damian from Ottawa
moved 6,917 steps
by Walk

Gareth Rurak from Ottawa
moved 16,113 steps
by Walk

Mikayla from Ottawa
moved 6,808 steps
by Walk

Myriam from Ottawa
moved 9,928 steps
by Walk

Francine from Ottawa
moved 60,000 steps
by Walk

Timmy from Toronto
moved 9,800 steps
by Walking

Laurie from Toronto
moved 11,800 steps
by walking & spinning

Robyn McQuaid from Ottawa
moved 4,000 steps
by Walk with Polly:)

Maja Ramljak from Ottawa
moved 23,334 steps
by Walking

Stephanie Norlock from Ottawa
moved 22,361 steps
by Walk

Nadya Morrow from Ottawa
moved 19,087 steps
by Walk

Ineli P. from Ottawa
moved 18,580 steps
by Walk

Erin MacFarlane from Ottawa
moved 16,000 steps
by Walking/working

Kayleigh from Ottawa
moved 15,000 steps
by Walk

Myriam from Ottawa
moved 20,027 steps
by Walk

Sam Oates from Ottawa
moved 7,500 steps
by walk/scooter

Thomas Oates from Ottawa
moved 8,812 steps
by Hockey

Jenny from ottawa
moved 7,700 steps
by run / walk

Sara Siddiqi from Ottawa
moved 3,438 steps
by Walk

Ilka from Ottawa
moved 19,660 steps
by elliptical and walk

Leslie Kerfant from Kanata
moved 6,300 steps
by Walk

BG Kerfant from Kanata
moved 5,700 steps
by Walk

Sam from Ottawa
moved 5,000 steps
by A cold and windy walk!

Bianca from Ottawa
moved 5,000 steps
by A cold and windy walk!

Jo-Anne Payant from Gatineau
moved 4,712 steps
by Walk

Melissa from Ottawa
moved 14,277 steps
by Running

Kyle Van Allen from Ottawa
moved 7,831 steps
by Walk

Quinn from Ottawa
moved 7,900 steps
by Walk around Carleton/Bank St

Kayla S from Ottawa
moved 7,900 steps
by Walk around Carleton/Bank St

Cydney Schumacker from Georgetown
moved 5,934 steps
by Walk

Emily Arsenault from Ottawa
moved 9,071 steps
by Run

Myriam from Ottawa
moved 3,306 steps
by Walk

Jamie Schumacker from Georgetown
moved 5,020 steps
by 4k walk

Justice from Barrie
moved 6,000 steps
by Walk

Damian from Ottawa
moved 7,346 steps
by Walk

Mikayla from Ottawa
moved 6,323 steps
by Walk

Emilia Edwards from Ottawa
moved 9,833 steps
by Walk

Alexander Edwards from Ottawa
moved 6,000 steps
by Walk

Lucia Azurdia from Ottawa
moved 8,221 steps
by Walking

Tara Thachet from Orleans
moved 4,366 steps
by Walk

Joshua from Vancouver
moved 25,678 steps
by Walk

Holahan Family x5 from Ottawa
moved 20,000 steps
by Walk kicking and screaming

Cassie from Ottawa
moved 7,048 steps
by Walk

Hymie Anisman from Manotick
moved 8,000 steps
by Walk

Leslie from Ottawa
moved 1,250 steps
by Walk

Leslie Kerfant from Kanata
moved 6,500 steps
by Walk

BG Kerfant from Kanata
moved 6,000 steps
by Walk

Lisa from St. John's
moved 6,815 steps
by Walk

Gabrielle Gagnon from Ottawa
moved 9,012 steps
by Walk

Meagan M. from Ottawa
moved 23,944 steps
by Walk

Carol T from Kars
moved 6,500 steps
by Walk/bike

Paul Villeneuve from Ottawa
moved 3,200 steps
by Walk

Monica from Wollongong
moved 4,000 steps
by Netball

Zachary Lair from Ottawa
moved 12,089 steps
by Walk

Sarita Cuadros Sanchez from Ottawa
moved 13,811 steps
by Walk

Bianca from Ottawa
moved 4,886 steps
by Walk

Danielle Payant from Ottawa
moved 10,692 steps
by Walk

Damian Richman from Ottawa
moved 14,098 steps
by Walk

Mikayla Payant from Ottawa
moved 12,074 steps
by Walk

Marina B from Markham
moved 2,692 steps
by Walk

Laura Payant from Ottawa
moved 10,929 steps
by Walk

Rick Payant from Ottawa
moved 18,361 steps
by Walk

Jess Parnell from Ottawa
moved 11,000 steps
by Walk

Megan Norland from Montreal
moved 8,089 steps
by Walk

Noor Siddiqi from ORLEANS
moved 3,293 steps
by Walk

Chris Payant from Ottawa
moved 5,707 steps
by Walk

Meredith from Ottawa
moved 35,200 steps
by Ski

Chui Ng from Edmonton
moved 25,457 steps
by walk x2

Melissa from Ottawa
moved 6,914 steps
by after-dinner walk

Annemarie Dedek from Halifax
moved 18,846 steps
by Walking / indoor climbing

Jeff Landrigan from Halifax
moved 19,840 steps
by Walking / indoor climbing

John Chee from Edmonton
moved 10,924 steps
by Walking!

Max Miller from Ottawa
moved 1,907 steps
by walking and rock climbing

Emma Lindale from Ottawa
moved 15,648 steps
by Run

Mark from Ottawa
moved 9,000 steps
by Walk

Mariella Richman from Ottawa
moved 19,542 steps
by Walk

Vicki Wong from Kanata
moved 4,593 steps
by Walk

Jennie Brousseau from Embrun
moved 3,157 steps
by Walk

Rosalyn from Ottawa
moved 12,445 steps
by Walk

Rosalyn from Ottawa
moved 12,445 steps
by Walk

Bradley Talgoy from Ottawa
moved 7,051 steps
by Walk

Bradley Talgoy from Ottawa
moved 7,051 steps
by Walk

Alexander Edwards from Gloucester
moved 4,700 steps
by Walk

Bernice Owusu Agyeman from Brampton
moved 7,486 steps
by Walk

Anika O from Kanata
moved 8,633 steps
by walk with my puppy!

Cheryl Talgoy from Ottawa
moved 6,700 steps
by Walk

Mark Martell from Ottawa
moved 6,345 steps
by Walk

Tony Bono from Hillsdale
moved 25,321 steps
by Walking

Audra Bono from Hillsdale
moved 11,000 steps
by Walking

Tara Thachet from Orleans
moved 5,886 steps
by Walk around Mer Blue Bog

Mike Hildebrand from
moved 15,500 steps
by Run

Sara from Ottawa
moved 6,661 steps
by Walk

Persephone from Ottawa
moved 13,783 steps
by Walking around ikea

Myriam from Ottawa
moved 10,000 steps
by Walk

Murray from Ottawa
moved 4,900 steps
by Baseball

Jack Holahan from Ottawa
moved 8,000 steps
by Karate and skating

Cydney Schumacker from Georgetown
moved 4,723 steps
by Walk, errands

Erin from Ottawa
moved 4,200 steps
by Walk

Patrick from Ottawa
moved 6,900 steps
by Walk

Megan Hildebrand from Manotick
moved 6,661 steps
by Walk

Jamie Schumacker from Georgetown
moved 6,050 steps
by Walking.... errands, groceries, yard work

Murray from Ottawa
moved 4,900 steps
by Hockey

Robyn McQuaid from Ottawa
moved 4,200 steps
by High-intensity internal training

Duncan from Ottawa
moved 3,687 steps
by Walk

Timmy (again) from Toronto
moved 12,600 steps
by Walking & spinning

Erin from Ottawa
moved 4,700 steps
by Walk

Ryan Chee from Edmonton
moved 12,925 steps
by run

Laurie from Toronto
moved 4,900 steps
by Walk along the Danforth

Meagan from Ottawa
moved 12,594 steps
by Walk

Laura Williamson from Ottawa
moved 56,320 steps
by Ski

Paul again from Ottawa
moved 16,052 steps
by Walk/run along the Don Valley recreational trail

Cathy again ;-) from Ottawa
moved 15,391 steps
by Run/walk along the Don Valley recreational trail

Abigail Morris from Sudbury
moved 2,283 steps
by Walk

Ayeila from Ottawa
moved 5,178 steps
by Walk

Zoey Metcalfe from Ottawa
moved 12,489 steps
by Walk

Robyn Metcalfe from Ottawa
moved 11,345 steps
by Walk

AnneLise Holahan from Ottawa
moved 10,792 steps
by Walk x2

Kim Hellemans from Ottawa
moved 12,419 steps
by Walk

Kayla S from Ottawa
moved 3,000 steps
by Walk

Sam Oates from Ottawa
moved 2,400 steps
by Scooter

Thomas Oates from Ottawa
moved 2,400 steps
by Scooter

Jenny from Ottawa
moved 2,200 steps
by Walk

Nick Aubé from Ottawa
moved 4,000 steps
by Walk

Aditi Sankhe from Ottawa
moved 4,000 steps
by Walk

Owen Hildebrand from Manotick
moved 16,840 steps
by Run

Kayleigh from Ottawa
moved 4,000 steps
by Walk

yasmina dumiaty from ottawa
moved 9,890 steps
by yoga, stretching, jogging

Emine from Ottawa
moved 2,700 steps
by walk on a neighborhood trail

Rachel from Ottawa
moved 10,168 steps
by Walk

Matthew Holahan from Ottawa
moved 3,762 steps
by Postprandial walk

Mahmoud El-Saadi from Ottawa
moved 14,640 steps
by Walk

Melissa Chee from Ottawa
moved 26,622 steps
by Long run along the canal

Emilia Edwards from Gloucester
moved 8,466 steps
by Walk

Alexander Edwards from Gloucester
moved 9,500 steps
by Walk

Kyle Van Allen from Ottawa
moved 9,512 steps
by Walk

Ilka from Ottawa
moved 6,660 steps
by Elliptical, walk

Matthew Holahan from Ottawa
moved 9,186 steps
by Run

Keira Holahan from Ottawa
moved 5,692 steps
by Run

Thomas oates from Ottawa
moved 5,000 steps
by Road hockey

Argel from Ottawa
moved 2,000 steps
by Walk and skate

Paul from Ottawa
moved 9,653 steps
by Nature walk

Laurie from Toronto
moved 9,915 steps
by nature walk

Timmy from Toronto
moved 9,214 steps
by nature walk

Cathy from Ottawa
moved 9,896 steps
by Walk

Nikita from Ottawa
moved 8,909 steps
by Walk

Alfie from Ottawa
moved 11,600 steps
by Walk

Aditi Sankhe from Ottawa
moved 5,439 steps
by Run

Thomas Oates from Ottawa
moved 4,924 steps
by Hockey

Jenny Bruin from Ottawa
moved 3,564 steps
by Run

Sam Oates from Ottawa
moved 4,000 steps
by Run

Cydney Schumacker from Georgetown
moved 8,151 steps
by Walk

Abbey from Gatineau
moved 6,000 steps
by Walk

Jamie Schumacker from Georgetown
moved 7,200 steps
by 6k walk

Myriam Hoyeck from Ottawa
moved 10,029 steps
by Walk

Meagan M. from Ottawa
moved 4,708 steps
by Walk

Justice from Barrie
moved 4,024 steps
by Walk

Duncan from Ottawa
moved 3,824 steps
by Walk

Sam from Ottawa
moved 4,000 steps
by Walk

Melissa from Ottawa
moved 3,887 steps
by Midnight walk!

Persephone from Ottawa
moved 3,962 steps
by Walking!

Bianca from Ottawa
moved 3,000 steps
by Walk

Please make your donation HERE.
Any amount is appreciated. Tax receipts available immediately for donations over $3.

Thank you for supporting Minwaashin Lodge!

What are we doing together?

Here at Brain Freeze, we believe exercise improves physical and mental health.
This year, we will move together to reach 1 million steps! (although we are apart!)
May the steps you take be symbolic of the steps that the Indigenous community at Minwaashin Lodge are taking to recover from violence.

When?

March 13 and/or March 14

We have draw prizes!

You may choose to enter a raffle draw for one of 15 awesome prize packs!
Winners will be announced on Instagram and Twitter at 5pm on March 14.

THANK YOU from all of us
See you soon





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