Dippers gear up to jump into Lake Ontario
OAKVILLE, ON, Dec. 21 /CNW/ - Hundreds of dippers including celebrities and out-of-towners plan to run into the icy cold waters of Lake Ontario at the 26th Annual Courage Polar Bear Dip on New Year's Day.
The Courage Brothers understand the challenges of poverty. They are in good company with organizers, over 600 dippers, volunteers and World Vision. The Courage Polar Bear Dip is Toronto's most supported New Year's Day charitable tradition. More than $660,000 has been raised to provide clean water in developing countries since the first dip in 1985. This year's goal is to raise $100,000 which will complete the Manonga Water and Sanitation Project in Tanzania and bring clean water to 6,000 people.
World Vision is grateful for the generosity that Canadians have shown to children and families who are in desperate need of clean water.
|•||What:|| 26th Annual Courage Polar Bear Dip
|•||Where:|| Coronation Park, Oakville
(Lakeshore Road West just east of Third Line)
|•||When:|| Saturday January 01, 2011
Registration & Live Music begins at 12:30 p.m.
Costume Contest at 1:15 p.m.
Dip at 2 p.m. sharp
Post Dip Party at 3 p.m. located at Tin Cup Sports Grill
World Vision is a leading Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
For further information: For further information:
Alicia Pereira, 905-565-6200 ext. 3524, cell: 647-926-7106,[email protected]
Jane Bargout, 905-565-6200 ext. 2149, cell: 416-716-9728,[email protected]
Further Details can be found at www.polarbeardip.ca