Thursday, December 29, 2016

Rushbrook once again where the Polar Bears (Swimmers) will roam on New Years Day

It will be a call of Everyone Into the Harbour on Sunday morning, as the Prince Rupert Rotary Club hosts its annual Polar Bear Swim at the Boat Launch at the City's Rushbrook Floats facility.

The Quick Dip into the waters of Prince Rupert Harbour will take place at 1 PM with the Rotary Club and Tim Horton's ready to warm up participants and those there to watch the action, while supplies last they will be offering up free hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate.

The annual swim features a range of participants from young to old and often features some very creative costumes as the swimmers make their dash into the water (followed by a quicker dash back to shore in some cases)

Polar Bear Swim participants have an opportunity to received some Tim Horton's gift cards during the course of the New Years Day event, how you can claim one for your own will be announced during the day's festivities.

Last year close to 150 took the plunge into the waters and with Sunny Skies anticipated for New Years Day another strong turnout is expected for the 2017 edition.

Exiting almost as fast as they entered ... participants of a
past Rotary Club Polar Bear Swim at Rushbrook Floats
This years event launches at 1 PM Sunday
(Photo from the Rotary website)
Rushbrook Floats on the city's east side is the venue for
the New Years Day Polar Bear Swim in Prince Rupert

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The Prince Rupert Rotary Club Facebook page is the place to check for updates on the days events. More items of interest about Rotary Club activities in the region can be found on their website.

The Polar Bear Swim is the second  half of a double header of family fun for the day, the Rupert Runners are hosting their annual New Years Day Resolution Run, the short run along the city's waterfront starts at the Noon hour you can learn more about that event here.

The Resolution Run starts and finishes just up the road at the gates of the Canadian Fish plant.

More background on Community Events can be found here.

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