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Police polar plunge dips into the lake this weekend

As of Monday morning, annual fundraiser had collected more than $3,500 toward its $20,000 goal
Participants take part in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ontario at Centennial Beach in Barrie in this file photo. | Kevin Lamb/BarrieToday

Members of the Barrie police will dunk themselves into the frigid waters of Kempenfelt Bay this coming weekend for raise money for Special Olympics. 

The annual Polar Plunge will take place Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Centennial Beach.

"This chilly event is an incredible fundraiser for Special Olympics Ontario with 100 per cent of the funds raised directly benefiting Special Olympics Ontario athletes," city police stated in a release. 

Fellow participants, or plungers, as they are known, can also register to take part in this "cool event" by clicking here

Registration for the event begins Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with the plunge starting at 11:30 a.m.

Centennial Beach is located at 65 Lakeshore Dr., in Barrie.

For more information, email [email protected].

Every plunger will receive an official Polar Plunge towel, and the more funds you raise, the more incentives you receive.

As of Monday morning, the fundraiser had collected more than $3,500 toward its $20,000 goal.