Polar Bear Dip participants brave the cold for a cause
More than a thousand people took the plunge into the chilly waters of Lake Ontario on January 1
Hundreds of participants braved the cold on New Year's Day for Polar Bear Dips in Oakville and Toronto.
More than 500 people came out for the annual plunge at Toronto's Sunnyside Beach. The winter-weather event has raised nearly $370,000 for Habitat for Humanity since 2005.
Toronto polar bear dip for # habitatforhumanity <a href="https://t.co/XhOaklkDX8">pic.twitter.com/XhOaklkDX8</a>—@LA_XO
And in Oakville's Coronation Park, more than 800 attended the chilly Courage Polar Bear Dip into Lake Ontario to raise money for World Vision.
Todd and Trent Courage founded Courage <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PolarBearDip?src=hash">#PolarBearDip</a> as teens 32-years ago. Overall funds raised expected to surpass $1.5 M this year—@PolarBearDip