Victoria Police officers are in for a chilly weekend this February—but it’s all for a good cause.
On Sunday, February 19th, officers and staff are braving the freezing waters of the Pacific Ocean.
The fundraiser will go towards supporting athletes with intellectual disabilities as they raise money for Special Olympics BC.
Special Olympics BC provides high-quality year-round sports programs and competitions that help people with intellectual disabilities celebrate personal achievement and gain confidence, skills, and friendships.
Over the years, VicPD’s team, known as the Royal Plungers, have helped raise thousands of dollars through their chilly efforts.
In preparation for the big day, VicPD’s Chief Del Manak has taken training seriously for the icy polar plunge.
While this year’s event moves to Saanich’s Cadboro-Gyro Park, the same spirit will keep hearts warm despite the frigid waters.
VicPD invites the public to join. Those that are interested are encouraged to arrive at 9 a.m. for 9:30 a.m. registration.
- Where: Cadboro-Gyro Park
- When: Sunday, February 19th, 9:30 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. plunge