Nelson Polar Bear Swim 2021

The year 2021 has been a special year in the history of Nelson Polar Bear Swim. The in-person did not take place but some brave souls took the plunge with their bubble or alone for the love of the lake and their beloved local radio.

We thank all those who have contributed to perpetuating the tradition! Indeed, we took up the challenge of organizing a wonderful (virtual) community event despite the pandemic. 50 people took the plunge with their household from December 18 2020 to January 5 2021. 100 donors helped us raise $2,750 for Kootenay Co-op Radio and Friends of Kootenay lake. 

Sponsors 2021: Backwoods Sauna, Nelson Nordic Ski Club, Whitewater Ski Resort, Gericks Cycles and Ski, Secret Service Cycles, Cake Betty, Frog Peak Cafe and The Tickle Trunk Shop

– Portable Sauna rental for 24h by Backwoods Sauna: Brigitte Hus by raising $425
– 2 Day passes for Whitewater Ski Resort: Poppy Oakley by raising $400
– 5 Day passes for Nordic Ski Club: Alexandra Forsythe by raising $230

– Ski Tune up by Gericks Cycle and skis: Charlie Delacherios
– Bike tune up by Secret Service Cycles: Cyndi Sand Eveland
– Bike tune up by Secret Service Cycles: Cecelia Lindquist
– $25 gift certificate from Dominion Cafe: Anuradha Deshpande
– $25 gift certificate from Cake Betty Cafe and Cakery: Raven King
– $25 gift certificate from Frog Peak: Marie-Michèle Gagnon

– $50 gift certificate at The Tickle Trunk Shop : Coleen Driscoll.

Thank you to our amazing 21 Ambassadors:
– Anna Bundschuh
– Kayla from Friends of Kootenay Lake
– Sam Kuch
– Matthew Theoret
– Willa Horsfall
– Coleen Driscoll
– Lisa Bramson
– Poppy Oakley
– Anuradha Deshpande
– Linn Murray
– Amelie Sauquet
– Alexandra Forsythe
– Antoine Bonaparte
– Brigitte Hus
– Camille from Friends of Kootenay Lake
– Hannah DeBoer-Smith
– The Sasquatch
– Jay Blackmore
– Judith Fearing
– Marco Pringle
– Raven King