Toronto Polar Bear Dip in support of Boost CYAC
Register right away (click here...we'll wait) to prove your brawn! You can sign up as an individual, create a team, or join a team. Don’t dare dip? Be a team player and sign up to fundraise only...Don’t worry, polar bears and chickens get along just fine.
Make a personal contribution (we suggest you donate $30 yourself and then solicit pledges) and share your fundraising page with your friends, colleagues, and family. From the fundraising dashboard, you can invite friends to support you or doubledog dare them to join your team for the January 1st dip!
We suggest a minimum donation of $30 to participate - This isn't an entry fee, it's a suggested donation to an amazing charity so we can all start out the year by doing the right thing. But of course you can donate more than $30! We have great prizes for the top teams and top individual fundraisers!
Once you're registered...go on! Tell everyone that you're daring to dip in Lake Ontario on New Year's Day and ask them to sponsor you. Be sure to tell them about the awesome work that Boost does.
Don't forget to Like The Toronto Polar Bear Club Facebook Page, and mention the dip on Facebook, and follow us on twitter so that you don't miss our updates. Drop some dip shout outs on Facebook, Twitter,wherever you find your people #daretodip #polarbeardip #topolarbearclub
The 2018 dip had to be cancelled because of dangerous ice conditions. Since the first dip in Jan 1, 2006, 2018 was the first year we cancelled - but the possibility is always there. Unfortunately we are a small team of volunteers and in dangerous ice conditions, we simply cannot run the event. In that case, you can rest assured that all donations will still go to the charity (in fact, Boost manages the fundraising site directly).
In the event of a cancelled event, we will post the cancellation as soon as possible. We'll post the cancellation here on our website, through twitter and facebook and we'll advise the media.
In any case we ask you to remember that the main objectives of this event are twofold: 1. raise money for charity 2. have fun. So hopefully do both, but definitely definitely definitely do #1.
To make your experience as enjoyable as possible, we recommend at least the following: