Kootenay Co-op Radio Keeping the Polar Plunge Alive (and Shivering!)

The best way to say goodbye to 2020 is with a scream… as you plunge into the nearest body of refreshing Kootenay water!

Kootenay Co-op Radio is keeping the annual Polar Plunge alive – and adapted for these unusual times. No group events… not a fixed date or time… and any location that’s outdoors, safe and wet.

We know a number of brave Kootenay households remain determined to take the plunge this year. KCR is here to showcase, celebrate and reward your spirit! Here’s how:

— Register your plunge on www.nelsonpolarbear.com
— Ask friends and family to pledge for your dip on www.nelsonpolarbear.com
— Choose any body of water that’s safe and free from group gatherings
— Organize your household to cheer you up and take pictures (keeping in mind 100% of provincial health precautions)
— Take the plunge and have fun any day between December 18, 2020 and January 5, 2021
— Send your epic splash (photo and/or video)to polarbear@kootenaycoopradio or/and share on Social Media with #nelsonpolarbear
— Check back at www.nelsonpolarbear.com on Friday, January 8 to see if you’ve won great prizes!  

Once again, this event is a fundraiser for Kootenay Co-op Radio and Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society. Both non-profits are in need of public support as typical fundraising efforts have been severely disrupted in 2020. We need your help to keep our waters – and the airwaves – healthy!

Prizes Awarded for:
— Most Dollars Raised: portable sauna rental for 24h by Backwoods Sauna (delivered at your place), day passes for Nordic Ski Club and days passes for Whitewater Ski Resort.

— Random Draw from All Participants: one ski tune up by Gericks, 2 times $ 50 from Bike tune up by Secret Services Cycles, $25 from Cake Betty Cafe and Cakery,  $25 from Frog Peak Cafe, $ 25 at the Dominion Cafe.

— Best Costume : $50 from The Tickle-Trunk Shop

For further information, contact:

PS: Plungers in the Kaslo region are also encouraged to support The Langham Society’s “Great Pandemic Polar Plunge”.  See www.thelangham.ca for details.