The annual Frank Ney Memorial Polar Bear Swim returns to Nanaimo, now in its 58th year of running! Sponsored mainly by Royal LePage Nanaimo, this is a free event that gives brave souls the opportunity to jump into the freezing ocean on the shot of a flare. Entries of all ages are accepted from 3 1/2 to the oldest participant of 97 years old! A bonfire will be held on the beach as well as a fire inside of the Kin Hut at Departure Bay Beach to help keep everyone warm and toasty. Registration begins at 11:30am, with the swim taking place at 1pm.
Are you brave enough to take a dip in winter waters? If so, this event is for you.
Event Name: 58th Annual Polar Bear Swim
Date: Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Time: 11:30am to 1pm
Location: Departure Bay Beach & Kin Hut, Nanaimo
Contact: Royal LePage Nanaimo
Official website: https://royallepagenanaimo.ca/
Featured image credit: By Francesca de Freitas, https://www.flickr.com/photos/francescadefreitas/2160578960/. Licensed by https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/.