MP Brown’s Polar Dip raises funds for student’s 2014 D-Day trip
February 22, 2014
Innisfil, ON – This weekend, MP Patrick Brown participated in the 3rd Annual Freezin' for a Reason Polar Dip by jumping into the freezing waters of Lake Simcoe.
Last year, this event raised almost $8,000 Thanks to all who participated!
The event has become a fundraiser not only for conservation, education and preservation of the Lake, but also a range of other causes. This year, jumpers with I.C.E. Corp., including MP Brown, were raising money for Team D-Day, the Nantyr Shores Secondary Students who are heading to Normandy in France this summer, for ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
More 30 jumpers in all donned costumes, and jumped into the water at Innisfil Beach Park on Saturday - alone, in pairs or in threes. Firefighters in survival suits stood in the waist-deep water, to help the dippers out of the hole, once they had taken the plunge. MP Peter Van Loan was on hand to wish MP Brown well but did not take the plunge himself.
The ice this year was more than 24 inches thick, and it took a special effort to clear an opening. I.C.E. Corp. member Doug Lougheed, a town councillor, noted that the dip was "a little more challenging than we've had it in the past."
MP Brown’s Polar Dip has raised $1541 to date (at time of press). You can still sponsor Patrick by making your donation on his fundraising page:
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