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Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision

Site: Bronte Beach Park

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Due to unsafe conditions from rock buildup in and out of the waters edge at Coronation Park, the Courage Polar Bear Dip will be held on the sandy shores of Bronte Beach Park in Oakville
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-469-6677
Toll Free Phone 1-800-268-7243
Fax 905-469-9377
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Primary Contact Cheryl Singleton, Event Coordinator, Courage Polar Bear Dip; Email:
Alternate Contact Todd or Trent Courage, Event Founders; Email:
Site Information
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
Bronte Beach Park
45 West River St
Oakville, ON L6L 6N9
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Intersection Bronte Rd and Lakeshore Rd W
Mailing Address 2380 Speers Rd 
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Bronte Beach Park
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Canada's largest Polar Bear Dip for charity
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1985
Funding Donations ; Fees
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The annual event on New Year's Day raises money for water projects through World Vision Canada. 
* celebrating 35 years  
* 700 dippers and 5000 spectators at Bronte Beach Park in Oakville  
* free to attend, $25 registration fee for dippers  
* participants receive a free gift bag, certificate and t-shirt and are encouraged to raise money through pledges
Hours Starts at 12:30 pm with registration and live music 
* costume contest at 1:15 pm 
* prize draws at 1:55 pm 
* dip at 2 pm sharp
Areas Served Halton Region ; Peel Region
Eligibility No restrictions however dippers under 18 must have a parent sign their waiver
Application Register online, download a registration form, or register on the day of the Dip
Languages English
Fees Donation - dippers receive an official Polar Bear Dip T-shirt, certificate and swag bag
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Fundraising Campaigns ; Special Events
Older Adult Main Categories ARTS / CULTURE ; RECREATION
Older Adult Sub-Categories Festivals & Special Events ; Special Events

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