Canada's Largest Polar Bear Dip for Charity

January 1 at Coronation Park in Oakville
Registration & live music begin at 12:30pm
| Dip takes place at 2pm sharp!

Join hundreds of dippers and thousands of spectators at Coronation Park in Oakville as they take the plunge into the icy cold waters of Lake Ontario to help provide clean water in developing countries.


Whether you come to Coronation Park in Oakville on January 1st to enjoy the live music and festival atmosphere with family and friends, take part in the dip as a wild way to ring in the new year or join us dressed in your craziest costume to win prizes and later see yourself on the news, it is all for a great cause!

event and world vision facts

663 Million

663 million people do not have access to clean drinking water.


Clean water alone can reduce
water-related deaths by 21%


Amount raised since 1995 to fund
clean water projects around the world.


people have access to clean water thanks to the Polar Bear Dip.


of families in Rugarama, Rwanda do not have access to clean drinking water.


helps provide safe, clean water for
an entire family.




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Big thanks to everyone who dipped, donated, volunteered, and came out to watch the crazy fun on January 1st. Thanks to you we have raised over $140,000 for clean water projects in Rugarama, Rwanda and funds are still coming in!

Check out this great video recap from our friend Kevin September, a cool drone video of one wave of dippers from Russ Anderson and visit our Facebook page for more videos and photos of the day.

Water for Water

Funds raised at the 2016 event will support the Rugarama Water and Sanitation Project in Rwanda. Improving the health and conditions of 8,149 people through the increased access to clean water in the Bugasara district.

Polar Bear Dip Videos

2016 Polar Bear Dip (Kevin September) Drone Video |TorontoStar| BreakfastTV | Other Videos: Rick Mercer | Courage Brothers in Rwanda

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