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Jan 1, 2019
Polar Bear Splash
Category: Recreation Event
Date: Jan 1, 2019
Time: Register onsite at 11:30 am
Location: Parksville Beach
The annual Polar Bear Splash is Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 12 noon at Parksville Beach. Come down and join in the fun, either as a spectator, volunteer or participant who takes the splash into the water. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and cheers from the crowd. Check in onsite at 11:30 am. This is a free event.

To find out more join the facebook event or call 250-752-5014.

Safety of the swimmers is paramount; members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue water rescue team will be in the water to provide assistance and encouragement. Hot beverages and snacks will be available on a donation basis.

Parksville Fire Department firefighters / first responders will also be present to provide on shore medical-aid. With safety in mind, participants in the swim are being reminded to be careful of their alcohol consumption the evening before the swim.

The event attracts brave people of all ages with some dressing up in costume to take part. In addition, supporting those taking the plunge are the friends, relatives and spectators offering encouragement, applause, and even warm, dry towels at the end.

A reminder to bring a few extra items such as water shoes to help with tender feet, an extra towel or two, and warm clothes to change into.