Canada's Largest Polar Bear Dip for Charity

What are you doing on January 1st?
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!

Net proceeds from the Courage Polar Bear Dip have been given to World Vision Canada since 1995. In that time over $1,201,000 has been raised and has funded clean water projects around the world.

Funds from the 2015 event will support the Rwanda: Right To Clean Water project in Gashora and Rugarama.

Join us on January 1 2015 for our 30th ANNIVERSARY DIP!

event and world vision facts


Almost a billion people don't 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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Thanks to our generous corporate supporters, over 700 dippers and the thousands of spectators cheering them on in the brutal cold, we surpassed our goal and raised over $120,000 on January 1 2015!

The money raised will support the Rwanda: Right to Clean Water project through World Vision Canada and funds are still coming in!

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Check out this awesome video recap from our friend Kevin September and visit our Facebook Page for pictures.

Polar Bear Dip 2014 Videos

2014 Polar Bear Dip (Kevin September) CHCH | Global | TorontoStar | CityTV | Other Videos: Rick Mercer | Courage Brothers in Rwanda

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