Thursday, December 31, 2015

A refreshing Dip to start the New Years as the Rotary Club hosts its annual Polar Bear Swim

The boat launch at Rushbrook will be a festival of costumes and the brave this New Years Day as the Rotary Club of Prince Rupert hosts its annual Polar Bear Swim.

The Rotarians will be setting up their tents around 11 AM, with Hot Dogs, Coffee and Hot Chocolate ready for those in attendance by 12:30 PM

The Dip itself takes place at 1 PM, as Rupertites take to the chilly waters of Prince Rupert Harbour to welcome in 2016.  As in past years, the family friendly event encourages participants to arrive in their favourite polar bear swimming outfits, with the theme for their creations left only to the imagination of those brave enough to wade into the New Year at Rushbrook Floats.

The Polar Bear Swim takes place Friday afternoon at 1 PM at
Rush brook Floats on the city's east side
The Polar Bear Swim ties in nicely to this years Resolution Run. As we outlined on the blog yesterday, the first running/walking event of the year for the city's running club the Rupert Runners takes place around the east side of the city, with the start finish point just a few strides away from Rushbrook.

You can find more background on the Polar Bear Swim from the Rotary Club Facebook page or website

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