Thursday, December 27, 2018

A day for Polar Bears and Prince Rupert swimmers comes January 1st

An empty Ruhsbrook Floats Boat Ramp during the recent King tide,
the scene will be a little different on New Years Day
as Rotarian's host the annual Prince Rupert Polar Bear Swim

Prince Rupert's Rotarian's are putting together the finishing touches for the region's annual tradition of the Polar Bear Swim, set for Tuesday, January 1st at 1PM at the Rushbrook Floats near the Canadian Fish plant on the city's east side.

For those new to the community, Rushbrook Floats is located at the very eastern end of George Hills way which runs parallel to the waterfront from Cow Bay, the floats are just past the Canadian Fish Plant located at the foot of Drydock Road on George Hills.

Participants are encouraged to wear costumes to the annual event, though you can take the plunge in just a bathing suit if you wish, Rotarian's will have Free Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate and Coffee for everyone who drops by whether to participate or just encourage those that will wade into the chilly waters of Prince Rupert Harbour.

The event is one of the signature events for the Rotary Club of Prince Rupert and makes for a popular way to greet the New Year Ahead. You can find out more about the event from the event page hosted by the Prince Rupert Rotary Club's Facebook page.

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