The Polar Bear Plunge: take the plunge in support of Special Olympics Québec

MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - For an 8th consecutive year, the Law Enforcement Torch Run police officers are inviting the population to take the Polar Bear Plunge benefitting Special Olympics Québec on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The courageous participants, among them several police officers as well as Special Olympics athletes, volunteers and honorary patron Annie Pelletier, will take the plunge at the event's new location in Studio B of the Verdun Marina at 5160 LaSalle Blvd.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. and the participants will be diving into the water from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. A team of divers, paramedics and volunteers will be on site to ensure their safety and see to the event's smooth running. Heated facilities and hot broth offered by la Caisse Desjardins des policiers et policières will be provided to allow participants to change into dry clothes and get over the excitement.  

Each participant will be given a Polar Bear Plunge tuque. Food and promotional items will be available on site.

This event is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. A minimum donation of $50 is all that is needed to take the plunge. This is the perfect opportunity to participate in a one-of-a-kind activity with co-workers, friends or family or as a member of our Amis des Olympiques spéciaux team. To register, go to There are many other ways to support our athletes and those who prefer dry land can make a donation at the same internet address.

This fundraising activity is held as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run program in collaboration with the City of Verdun, the Montreal Police Department, the CN Police Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.



  • Dive into the water for a good cause or support the courageous participants


  • Fundraising activity organised by the Law Enforcement Torch Run


  • Arrival and registration starting at 12 p.m.
  • Diving from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


  • 5160 LaSalle Blvd., Studio B



About Special Olympics Québec
Thanks to the support of businesses and individuals who contribute over 90% of its funding, Special Olympics Québec offers year-round training programs and a competition network to more than  5,550 athletes 2 years old and over with an intellectual disability across the province. The programs available in 17 sports are aimed at promoting and improving the physical fitness, self-esteem and integration into society of people living with an intellectual disability.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
All over the world, the Law Enforcement Torch Run is the most important annual fundraiser benefitting Special Olympics. It helps promote the Special Olympics movement and raises the public's awareness of the cause of people living with an intellectual disability.


SOURCE Special Olympics Quebec

For further information: Marie-Josée Carroll, Law Enforcement Torch Run liaison and coordinator, Telephone: 514 704-9439, E-mail:; Hélène Sabatini, Communication Director, Telephone: 514 592-9765, E-mail:


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