Category: News and Announcements

Fundraiser for Kootenay Co-op Radio and Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society

2017: Kootenay Co-op Radio saves the Polar Bear Swim

Kootenay Co-op Radio Saves the Polar Bear Swim “It’s back on. The Nelson Polar Bear Swim, which was cancelled earlier this week, has been picked up by Kootenay Co-op Radio (KCR) and will go ahead on New Year’s Day. “It’s a fun, wacky, crazy event that should definitely continue,” KCR outreach co-ordinator Stephanie Myers told the Star.

Sno-Fest and Polar Bears of the Past

Sno-fest! Before Kootenay Co-op Radio hosted the annual Polar Bear Swim in Nelson, the event originally took place as part of Nelson’s “Sno-fest”. There was typically a whole assortment of fun activities, from costume contests, to Christmas-Tree bonfires! Check out photos from previous Sno-Fests! A huge thank you to Touchstones Nelson for helping us gather…
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Postponed again, the Polar Bear Swim will now happen on Sunday, January 30 at Lakeside Park.

PRESS RELEASE – January, 13 2021 Postponed again, the Polar Bear Swim will now happen on Sunday, January 30 at Lakeside Park. The 2022 Polar Bear Swim event met some unexpected challenges this January – however, Kootenay Co-op Radio (KCR) and Friends of Kootenay Lake (FoKL) has rescheduled the POLAR BEAR Swim just in time…
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Video: it’s a good day for a BEACH DAY!

❄🥶 It’s a good day for a BEACH DAY! See you on Saturday, January 1st at Lakeside Park Beach! The Polar bear is a fundraiser for Kootenay Co-op Radio and Friends of Kootenay Lake. How to donate? 👉Sponsor a brave plunger by visiting nelsonpolarbearswim.com/sponsor 👉Join us on the beach and give a donation💲 https://youtu.be/jdQdLhWaDz8

Video: are you ready?

ARE YOU READYYYYYYYYY?  The Nelson Polar Bear Swim 2022 is happening soon! Are you ready for this? Why take part? Challenge yourself and friends Enjoy the health benefits of a cold plunge Support your local radio and power stewardship efforts on Kootenay Lake Join us at Rotary Lakeside Park Beach on Saturday January 1st or…
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Video: 4°C isn’t cold enough!

4°C isn’t cold enough for the Polar Bear Swim! But luckily we still have a week and a half for the temp to drop. 🥶 Visit https://nelsonpolarbearswim.com/ Here are some swimming tips for a successful experience! Follow 100% of BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines related to COVID-19. If you have a heart condition – just…
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Video: why take part?

The Polar Bear Swim is happening on Saturday, January 1st at Lakeside Park Beach in Nelson at noon. Join hundreds of brave plungers who are fundraising to support the work of two local non-profit organizations: Kootenay Coop Radio and Friends of Kootenay Lake. All the money from this event will power your local radio and…
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