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NEWS: Due to several factors we have made the difficult decision to cancel our polar bear swim for January 1, 2022.  We are grateful for all the support we have received in past years and hope to see you again in 2023. 

In lieu of our event, we are again hosting a TOY AND DONATION DRIVE for the Holidays. Toys and monetary donations can be dropped off until December 20th at:

 Wild Ink Oshawa 

375 Bond Street West, Unit #1

 Oshawa, ON

Toys will be donated to children in need. Monetary donations will be added to the Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund. If you would like to make an online monetary donation, click here. 

Time to get your swimsuit out, it's almost here!

Also known as the "Dash of Insanity" and the "Plunge for Life", swimmers brave the icy cold waters of Lake Ontario. Participants will be "swimming" at 2pm, but come early to register and to enjoy food and music!. This event raises funds for the Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund which provides financial support to students with Autism from the Durham Region who are pursuing post secondary education.  Read about Hollylynn here.


 Are you adventurous enough to join us?


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When: January 1, 2022

Where: Bond Head Parkette,

Boulton St. and Mill St., Newcastle, ON

How: Register to participate or make a donation

The first 100 swimmers to raise $30 will get a fantastic swag bag with a t-shirt and lots of surprises!

PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES!  The top fundraisers will receive great prizes!