Calgarians to take freezing plunge for a cause

December 3, 2016 by  

A group of as many as 80 intrepid residents of Calgary will be taking a sub-zero dip during this year’s annual Polar Bear Swim.

The tradition, which greets the New Year, will raises funds for the SA Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking. The event, was has been organized by Old Guys in Action, is open to anyone wishes to take part. Participants are encouraged to don funny costumes and run into the icy water of the Elbow River. Hot chocolate will be served to all those braving the cold, but people who are not ready to take on the challenge are still welcome to join in the fun by watching and cheering on the participants.

The Polar Bear dip will be held on January 1st at the Elbow Valley Resident’s Club starting at 1:00 pm. The registration fee is $25.00 each. Even those who are not able to attend in person can still be a “Distance Dipster” by registering and then submitting a video of their own private plunge into the cold. Wide format orienting can be utilized to craft customized banners that can withstand being out in the elements for an event such as this. They can even be made from durable materials so that they can be used over and over.

More details are available on the Calgary Ice Breaker Polar Dip’s website.