While en route to the nation's capital, Canadians can sample this frozen giant to taste the purest water source on earth
TORONTO, June 6, 2017 /CNW/ - A cold front is moving into Southern Ontario thanks to the presence of a 20,000 year old iceberg. To celebrate Canada's 150th, Canada's own Iceberg Vodka is transferring one of Newfoundland's floating giants from the Atlantic Ocean to a specialty Ice-Bus that will travel across Ontario en route to Ottawa.
Now, Canadians can safely get close to one of these frozen giants, touch it and even taste it! Icebergs are not only a spectacular phenomenon, but they're also the purest source of water on the planet as they're comprised of frozen water preserved since the last ice age, before industrial pollution.
The Iceberg-Bus will stop in cities from Kitchener to Hamilton, Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa to celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial and gather the top 150 reasons why it's cool to be Canadian. Canadians will record their answers on a Canadian flag which will be erected on a floating Iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean on Canada Day.
"Nothing like this has ever been done before, but we wanted to celebrate Canada's 150th with something equally magnanimous and we believe an iceberg fits the bill," said David Meyers, President of Iceberg Vodka. "Icebergs float down from the Arctic, continuously melting into the ocean, and as they pass by Newfoundland, we harvest a small piece of iceberg as the water source for Canada's Vodka. It's this water which gives our vodka its characteristic smooth taste. Few people have ever tasted pure iceberg water, so we wanted to share this unique experience with other Canadians in honour of our country's milestone anniversary."
Media personality Shaun Proulx will serve as the host of the Iceberg Tour, meeting with Canadians along the route and guiding them on how to safely chip a piece off an authentic 20,0000 year-old iceberg. 2017 has seen a bumper crop of more than 673 drifting giants float past Canada's eastern-most shore. Now Canadians can see one up close and personal from the safety of land.
The Iceberg-Bus schedule is as follows:
Monday, June 26: Kitchener-Waterloo
Tuesday, June 27: Hamilton
Wednesday, June 28: Toronto
Thursday, June 29: Kingston
Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1: Ottawa
To follow the Iceberg-Bus's journey and for the chance to win an exclusive visit by the Iceberg-Bus on Canada Day, Canadians can visit Facebook.com/IcebergVodka.
SOURCE Iceberg Vodka