Polar Bear swim in Sidney (Beth Rand‎ Photography)

Think it’s cold out? Once you take a dip in the Pacific, the air outside will seem practically balmy!

Vancouver Island’s first ever Polar plunge to support Special Olympics BC will take place at Willow’s Beach on Sunday, March 11th.

SOBC athletes, law enforcement authorities, local celebrities, and brave individuals will take part in several events before diving into the ocean.

Fundraising extravaganza

The day will kick off with a costume contest, law enforcement displays, and several speeches.

Polar plunges were initially introduced all around the world by the Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes, and have since become a timeless tradition.

The money raised at this event will go towards helping over 4,600 individuals in 55 communities across B.C.

Check out this video of the Vancouver Polar Plunge 2017:

2018 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Vancouver Island

  • When: March 11th, 10 AM Check-in, 11 AM Plunge
  • Where: Willows Beach, Oak Bay
  • Admission: $75 ($50 for students). Click here to register