Join for Canada’s Biggest-ever Charity Polar Bear Dip


Canada’s biggest-ever charity Polar Bear Dip returns New Years Day. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)

The Courage Polar Bear Dip, the largest and the longest-running charity event of its kind in Canada, will take place on New Year’s Day in Oakville.

On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, thousands of daring dippers and spectators will converge on Bronte Beach Park, Oakville, for the 35th annual Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision.


The Courage Brothers – Todd and Trent – will partner with World Vision to bring in the New Year with the annual splash in the near-freezing waters of Lake Ontario.

The Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision is a fundraising event to which jumpers pledge $25 or more for the privilege of plunging into the cold waters. Since partnering with World Vision in 1995, the event has helped raise over $1.7 million and welcomed over 10,000 jumpers.

World Vision is the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the developing world, providing a new person with clean water every 10 seconds. Since 2015, World Vision has provided access to clean water to more than 2.3 million people for consumption and sanitation.


35th Annual Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision.

The Courage Polar Bear Dip is open to dippers of all ages and organizers have planned events aimed to entertain the entire family. In addition to live music, food stations and non-stop entertainment, participants can look forward to a costume contest, with prizes for the most imaginative attire.


Wednesday, January 1, 2020 | 12:30 PM.2:30 PM with the dip itself taking place at 2 PM


Bronte Beach Park – 45 West River Street in Oakville


Early bird pricing of $25 ends on December 21st

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