Freezin' for a reason: Polar Plunge on Kits beach is Mar. 3

Annual English Bay swim raises money for Special Olympics BC

Missing the adrenaline rush from the polar bear swim on New Year’s Day?

You are invited to take the plunge again.

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On March 3, the 2018 Vancouver Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC takes place at the west end of Kitsilano Beach.

2017 Polar Plunge
Fearless Plungers charge into the icy waters off Kitsilano Beach at the 2017 Vancouver Polar Plunge.

Teams and individuals are invited to join the Special Olympics athletes, members of local law enforcement agencies, corporate teams and local celebrities in this “fun and frigid” fundraiser.

Sportsnet650 Starting Lineup host James Cybulski will emcee Plunge Day, which will include a costume contest. The Vancouver Polar Plunge will also feature law enforcement operations vehicles on display.

There are 4,600 Special Olympians in 55 communities throughout B.C. The event raises money for their year-round sports programs and competitions.

The event, which is sponsored by Westminster Savings Credit Union, began two years ago in partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for SOBC.

Date: Sat., Mar. 3

Opening ceremony: 11 a.m.

Plunge: 12 noon

Place: West end of Kitsilano Beach

Participants can register as a team or individual. For more information, please visit

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