Port Dover dives right in while other Polar Bear Plunges cancel due to cold
The Toronto Polar Bear Club also cancelled their event for the first time 13 years
Despite cancellations in Toronto and Oakville, dozens of people in Port Dover — south of Brantford — stripped down and jumped into the frigid waters of Lake Erie for the annual polar bear plunge.
Elsewhere in Ontario, the Perth Polar Bear Plunge went ahead as planned.
Oakville's popular polar bear dip was abruptly cancelled yesterday afternoon after organizers discovered the beach had frozen over with a sheet of ice and was too unsafe to walk on.
The Toronto Polar Bear Club also cancelled their event for the first time 13 years.
The cancellations came after weekend temperatures dropped to almost minus-30 overnight, while daytime highs hovered near the minus teens.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PortDover?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PortDover</a> Polar Bear- Who’s first? And the guy who broke through by accident doesn’t count! <a href="https://t.co/h8KWmLKVL0">pic.twitter.com/h8KWmLKVL0</a>—@TobyBarrettHN