PHOTOS: Annual Kamloops Polar Bear dip in the icy river
Howard Alexander - News Editor
Over 50 people took the plunge at the annual Polar Bear Swim in the South Thompson River in Kamloops on New Year`s Day, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
(JENNIFER STAHN / iNFOnews.ca)
January 01, 2015 - 1:49 PM
KAMLOOPS - Over 100 people showed up for the annual Polar Bear Swim in the South Thompson River in Kamloops on New Year's Day.
About half of the crowd gathered in Riverside Park jumped into the figid waters. With an air temperature of -6 C, ice was crusted along the shoreline.
The swim is a fundraiser for the Kamloops Food Bank and over $100 in cash was collected along with almost 200 lbs of food, according to one of the organizers Linda Gayfer.
She says this year's donations probably quadrupled what was collected in 2014.
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