Thank-you to everyone who raised funds for the 2018 Courage Polar Bear Dip.
Cancelling the event was a very difficult decision and we appreciate the support we received from so many of you after the announcement was made. 

Our event is a family friendly event and always takes serious considerations and planning to make this a safe event.

Unfortunately there was significant ice formation and rock movement overnight under the waters surface which made the ground unstable. With the size of the event with dippers numbering in the hundreds, this combination made it unsafe to enter and exit the water without serious concern over injury.

On a positive note, the 2018 event has raised over $108,000 so far and funds continue to flow in for clean water projects in Mali, Western Africa through World Vision Canada. 

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Polar Bear Dip Cancelled

We are saddened to announce that for the first time in our 33 year history, we have no choice but to cancel the Polar Bear Dip scheduled for today.

The beach changed again overnight and after consulting with our safety committee, they have advised against proceeding with the event.

Funds can be dropped off, and Tshirts picked up at 2380 Speers Road in Oakville. Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.


Water for Water

Funds raised at the 2018 event will improve the health and safety of children and their families by providing clean, healthy water in communities in Mali, Western Africa.

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2017 Video (Kevin September) | 2017 Recap (Dave Keystone) | BT Part 1 | BT Part 2 | 2017 ad | Drone Video | Rick Mercer | Courage Brothers in Rwanda

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