Monday, January 1, 2018
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to safety concerns with ice and rock shifting.
Dive into 2018 by taking the plunge with hundreds of other dippers at the Courage Polar Bear Dip. Held at Coronation Park, dippers will show their courage by braving the icy waters of Lake Ontario to help provide clean water for developing countries.
Whether you come to dip or join the thousands of spectators, you can also enjoy live music and take in the exciting festival atmosphere with family and friends. Dippers and spectators alike are encouraged to dress in their craziest costumes to win prizes and maybe even make the news!
Water for Water
Funds raised at the 2018 Courage Polar Bear Dip will improve the health and safety of children by providing clean, healthy water right in their communities of Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana and Mali.
12:30 p.m. – Registration desks open, live music begins, free shuttle bus between South Oakville Centre (1515 Rebecca St.) and Coronation Park begins
1:15 p.m. – Costume contest begins
1:55 p.m. – Prize draws and countdown to Dip
2 p.m. – Dip begins
3 p.m. – After-party at Tin Cup Oakville
For more information, please visit polarbeardip.ca.