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Williams Lake Polar Bear Plunge Celebrates 19 Years of Icy, Cold Fun

It will be the 19th year of jumping into the frozen Williams Lake tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 2.)

“I’m pretty excited now that we have a little bit of cold weather; definitely we brought the freezin’ now we need to make the reason happen,” said organizer Sunny Dyck.

“This is the week I live for. I love the leading up to the event.”

Dyck who took over organizing the event from the Williams Lake Rustlers Rugby Football Club said there were 52 jumpers last year.

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“This community is amazing for events like this,” she said.

“We have so much support behind us that it’s making specifically the Polar Bear Swim a breeze. It’s so much fun to do, I mean usually there’s a little bit of stress that comes with these events but this has just been amazing. It’s just wonderful.”

Registration for Freezin’ for a Reason starts at noon at Scout Island with the first plunge at 1 pm.

(Editor’s Note: Listen to Dyck talk about how the pledges collected by participants assist local organizations and causes as well as the amazing prizes available for those brave enough to take the plunge in the audio file below)

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