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Polar Bear Dip

New Year's Day Polar Bear Dip

At 12:00 noon on New Year's Day, locals and visitors from far and wide will gather to run in and out of the frigid lake all in the name of community. Spectators are welcome as well. This year will be the 36th annual dip, sponsored by the Kinsmen Club of Summerland. It's the best way to plunge into 2022!

Attendance is by donation, and all proceeds will go to local families and community projects.

Divers from PenSAR will be in the water to keep an eye on everyone, and participants will be asked to adhere to latest provincial COVID-19 guidelines and practice social distancing.

Warming fires, hot dogs, hot chocolate and event shirts will be available, but organizers note that individual and group costume prizes have been removed from this year's event.

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