Fifty-five brave souls literally jumped in to 2016, at the 15th Annual Polar Bear Dip at Ness Lake.
The event also drew a large crowd of spectators, cheering on those who jumped into the lake. Members of the Ness Lake Volunteer Fire Department were on hand as a safety precaution.
Along with taking the plunge, all participants contributed a minimum of $20. The money goes to helping kids attend the Ness Lake Bible Camp in the summer. This year the event managed to raise $4000.
Polar Bear dips also took place in other parts of the country. Roughly 2000 people jumped into Vancouver’s English Bay.