The recent warm weather could have clashed with the SnowBall and its charitable cause of helping kids stay warm in winter, but last night’s tumbling temperatures quickly proved otherwise.

“It will all make sense soon,” event committee co-chairs Mark Ford, service delivery manager at RHEA Group, and Lise Clément, principal at Lansdowne Technologies, said of the approaching cold front that would serve as a chilly reminder for why partygoers had gathered: to help ensure every child in Ottawa has access to a decent snowsuit.