Taking the Polar plunge in Owen Sound
by Sandy Lindsay

April 2, 2017


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From Vikings to Penguins, they took the plunge for Special Olympics

April 1st, commonly known as April Fool's Day, was anything but a joke when 25 hardy souls took the plunge into the frigid waters of Georgian Bay at Owen Sound.

It was the annual Polar Plunge fundraiser for Special Olympics, at the Bayshore Community Centre, where each participant raised money through pledges for the organization.

The plunge was originally scheduled for mid-March but too much ice had moved into the bay and it had to be postponed.  A final tally on how much was raised has yet to be determined.

Owen Sound firefighters were on the ready ...
(L) Mark Young and Alex Beeland

Community Living team before ...

... and after the plunge

Dan Wilson, Alicia Bowles-Woods, Marsha Blum and Deanna Heyer

Between them, the Community Living team raised more than $1,000.

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It may have looked like a warm dip but it was anything but in the frigid waters!

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