Start 2015 with a polar plunge in Okanagan Lake

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KELOWNA – On the first day of 2015, brave-hearted swimmers from around the Okanagan will meet at City Park in Kelowna for the annual Polar Bear Dip.

The event is not only a chance to test your immune system but also a way to help a local non-profit raise funds for people with disabilities.

It is sponsored by the Community Recreation Initiatives Society, a Kelowna-based non-profit that uses specially-adapted equipment to help people with disabilities enjoy the outdoors.

On Jan. 1, 2015, participants will gather at City Park in downtown Kelowna for live music, hot drinks and snacks followed by an icy splash in Tug Boat Bay.

The goal of is to raise funds for a new facility on Mission Creek that will allow them to serve even more people in the future.

Events start at 1 p.m. with the swim taking place at 2 p.m.

Volunteers are still needed and anyone interested in helping out should contact Eric Rampone at 250.979.3941.

For more information visit the CRIS website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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