The 28th Annual Courage Polar Bear Dip, Canada’s largest polar bear dip for charity, will help fund fresh water projects in Kahi, Rwanda, a World Vision Canada project. The day was ideal, although the temperature was frosty. The lake sparkled. The sun shone – and the snow covering Coronation Park, Oakville added to the festive and exuberant atmosphere! 700 enthusiastic Dippers were ready to plunge into the icy waters of Lake Ontario to raise funds for World Vision Canada.
As the story goes…. 28 years ago Trent and Todd Courage were teenagers with a hang-over from their New Years Eve party. Mom, Gayle Courage, likely told them to “go jump in the lake”. They did – and an idea was born! Every year since, friends and family have gone for a dip into the cold waters of Lake Ontario on New Year’s Day to raise monies for the charity of their choice, World Vision Canada. “Water for Water” has become their slogan; Fresh water for the 3000 children in Kahi, Rwanda!
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