January 01, 2015 - 5:57 PM
PEACHLAND - Even with a windchill that made -4 Celsius feel like -9, plenty of people gathered for the annual Polar Bear Swim in Peachland New Years Day.
Most were spectators, there to cheer on those who took the plunge. Many dressed in fun costumes for the event. One participant held her baby tight in her arms with a toddler holding her other hand as she and other participants raced into the frigid Lake Okanagan water January 1.
Some ran with reckless abandon into the depths, diving under the choppy wind swells, with a few staying for a leisurely swim before heading back to shore for hot chocolate.
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