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Inn from the Cold opens its doors for the winter in Kelowna

A seasonal shelter in Kelowna has opened its doors for the winter.

Inn from the Cold (IFTC) has a 17-year history in Kelowna, providing shelter from the cold.

The shelter’s opening coincides with a prediction from the Farmer’s Almanac that the Okanagan could be in for an unseasonably cold winter.

Inn from the Cold has 35 beds available to men, women, transgender people, couples, pets and people facing various difficulties.

“The support we receive from our volunteers and from donors is really what keeps the doors to our shelter open,” Mark Dixon, IFTC Board President said in a press release. “We operate for the five coldest months of the year and during that time we rely on hundreds of volunteer shifts to ensure our community’s homeless have a warm place to sleep. I couldn’t be more grateful for the support we receive from all of those individuals who give of their time and resources.”

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Volunteers are always needed at the shelter.  Volunteer information is available online.

The shelter’s doors are open from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. daily.