As the wintry weather continues, shelter patrons are helping volunteers with the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser.

"On a day like today, or the coldest night of the year, it's definitely something that I'm very grateful for and I'm reminded of that," said a shelter visitor yesterday. 

The overnight wind chill has dropped below -40 over the weekend.

Proceeds from the virtual event will help the Kenora Fellowship Centre and Jubilee Church. As of yesterday, they'd raised $9,000 towards their goal of $20,000.

"Right now, they're providing me with a place to live, until I get on my feet, and it's definitely not the most convenient for them, but they're still helping me," she said.

The event is set for February 20.

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Coldest Night of the Year