Participate and enter to win many prizes!

Your opportunity to create a thriving community; one that has a clean, healthy lake and an artistic spirit.  

Every dollar raised or donated during the Polar Bear Swim matters. Your support helps Kootenay Co-op radio, your local community-powered radio station  that reflects the unique spirit of the Kootenays and help Friends of Kootenay Lake run important stewardship projects needed to improve the health of Kootenay Lake. 

Raise the most money and you can win a prize!


1st prize won by Laurence Cheng
A staycation at The Sentinel in Kaslo
One night in a beautiful lake-facing King room, and breakfast for two, with access to the hot tub and sauna. Based on availability! The Sentinel, just outside Kaslo offers gorgeous lake/mountain views, exquisite serenity, and space to relax and rewind.

2nd prize won by Joelle Burnie
$200 gift card to enjoy a dinner at Outer Clove in Nelson 

3rd prize won by Daniel Eisen
1 free rental for the ShoeBox cinema in Nelson. Enjoy a private screening for up to 20 people.

4th prize won by Kathleen Cauley
3 family passes for Ainsworth Hot Springs

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort | Kari Medig

5th prize won by Stefan Aleksander
4 day passes donated by the Nelson Nordic Ski Club

6th prize won by Marco Pringle
1 Locally Made Kootenay Co-op Radio Mug + 1 Friends of Kootenay Lake Hat

Best Costume

Won by The Baywatch Lifeguards

$50 Gift Card for the Tickle Trunk in Nelson

Top Youth Individual Fundraiser (under 12)

Won by Zach Prost

$100 Gift Card for the Tickle Trunk in Nelson Mallard’s Source for Sports.