MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 29, 2017 /CNW/ -
WHAT: The 33rd annual Courage Polar Bear Dip returns to Oakville this New Year's Day with hundreds of brave souls taking the polar plunge with thousands of onlookers cheering them on. The chill-seeking dip is the largest and longest running charity Polar Bear Dip in Canada. It supports World Vision's clean water programs that deliver real and lasting change for some of the world's most vulnerable children and their communities.
WHEN: Monday, January 1, 2018; 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., with the dip itself taking place at 2 p.m.
Full schedule of events can be found at: http://www.polarbeardip.ca/festivities.php
WHERE: Coronation Park, Oakville 1426 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville, ON
- A very large crowd of brave Canadians of all ages, counting down and running into the chilly waters of Lake Ontario together, many of them in bright costumes
- Live music
- Costume contest
- Thousands of spectators
- Festive atmosphere
Todd and Trent Courage, Polar Bear Dip founders
Michael Messenger, President & CEO World Vision Canada
Social media: @PolarBearDip; #PolarBearDip
- Todd and Trent Courage founded the Courage Polar Bear Dip as teenagers 33-years ago
- The Dip has raised almost $1.6 million for vital World Vision clean water projects. This year funds raised will go towards water projects in countries around the world including Mali, West Africa.
- Funds raised at previous dips have gone towards various clean water initiatives including Rwanda, Tanzania and Mali
World Vision is a relief, development and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
SOURCE World Vision Canada
For further information: FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES OR INTERVIEWS CONTACT: Joanne Legin - 416-738-7720, Joanne_legin@worldvision.ca