Polar Bear dips to be had around the Okanagan

A New Year’s day tradition is making a return to the icy shores of Okanagan lake.

  • Dec. 31, 2015 6:00 a.m.

A New Year’s day tradition is making a return to the icy shores of Okanagan lake.

Starting in Peachland, the start of a new year will be celebrated with a splash into Okanagan Lake.

The event is free but pre registration is required on the day of. Check-in is at 12: 30 p.m. at the Peachland Community Centre, where participants will be asked to sign waivers. The swim is at 11 a.m..


The annual Polar Bear Dip, in support of CRIS Adaptive Adventures, will be held on Friday afternoon, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., at Tugboat Bay.

CRIS is a local charity which enables people with cognitive and physical disabilities to enjoy outdoor activities.

More than 300 people took to the waters of Okanagan Lake last year and raised $2,900.

There is no minimum donation to take part in this year’s event.

For more information on the Polar Bear Dip, visit adaptiveadventures.ca.

Lake Country

The Oyama volunteer fire department and the Oyama Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will be having their annual Polar Bear Dip on New Year’s Day at noon in Wood Lake across the road from the Oyama Hall.

Sign up and pledge sheets are available at the legion, Oyama General store, and Woodsdale General Store.

The pledges are in support of the Legion and BC Children’s Hospital. Hot chocolate will be available to everyone at the legion.



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