Oakville's 2018 Polar Bear Dip Cancelled
Blame it on the rocks.
Chills and cheap thrills have been iced for those looking to score bragging rights by facing the frigid temps on New Year’s Day in Oakville for the Courage Polar Bear Dip.
We regret to announce #NewYearsDay 2018 Courage #PolarBearDip For World Vision Canada clean has been CANCELLED by authorities/organizers. Significant ice/rock movement overnight at planned dip site makes it unsafe. All donations will still go to World Vision clean water projects pic.twitter.com/ul56ToKp3W— Polar Bear Dip (@PolarBearDip) January 1, 2018
Hundreds of dippers were expected to take the plungeinto the icy cold waters of Lake Ontario - as thousands of spectators look on - to help provide clean water in developing countries via World Vision.
The annual event was scheduled for Jan. 1 at Coronation Park.
The 2017 dip, with roughly 700 participants, raised $125,000 for Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and Mali.
Money goes to improve the health and safety of children by providing clean, healthy water in their communities.Photo: Twitter/@PolarBearDip
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