Get Set to Dip!
Costumed dipper taking the plunge in a previous event – photo 250News Archive
Prince George, B.C.- It’s become another tradition in Prince George, the annual Polar Bear Dip at the Ness Lake Bible Camp.
Dippers can take the plunge by paying $20 dollars, or by collecting pledges.
This is the 15th year for the event which raises money for the Camper Sponsorship Fund to help children and youth attend camp.
There’s more to the event than just jumping into the frigid water of Ness Lake. Dippers are encouraged to wear a costume, and that makes the eligible for prizes. There is also a prize for the top fundraiser.
The event gets underway at 2 on New Year’s Day with the costume judging. Then it’s down to the shoreline where members of the Ness Lake Volunteer Fire Department are standing by to make sure each dipper gets in, and out, of the water safely.
Last year, around 50 people took the chilly plunge, and raised more than $7,000.