Polar plunge a success
Published Feb. 26, 2019
To the Editor,
Just wanted to let the community know that the recent Haliburton Lions Polar Bear Plunge was a huge success raising over $7,700 for the two hospitals. Our Haliburton Hospital was pledged $4,359 and The Hospital for Sick Children was pledged $3,415.
Approximately 50 “plungers” and the enthusiastic crowd had a lot of fun while benefitting these worthy causes. The total raised in the seven years of the event is now $56,088 to the hospitals. A sincere thank you to the brave plungers who have collected the funds! We couldn’t have an event like this without help. Dysart and Stanhope Fire Departments cleared the area and provided a safe environment along with EMS being on hand.
Haliburton Timber Mart overcame heavy snow to provide the warming/changing sheds, RPM provided a secure area for the registration staff and Sunbelt Rentals provided power for the heaters and lights with their generator.
As usual our community businesses came through with prizes – Thanks to Sir Sams Ski Area, Maple Avenue Restaurant, Walkers Home Hardware, Haliburton Just Wine and Beer and McKecks Blue Line. Professional MC and sound system work was provided by Mike Jaycock and Ron Murphy of CanoeFM. Curry Motors and Emmerson Lumber provided “bragging T-shirts” for all the participants. Haliburton’s A.J. LaRue Arena staff helped to plow the area and provided chairs for comfortable changing. Of course huge thanks to the Lions Club members who are always there to serve the community and what a wonderful and amazing community we live in!
Thanks, Haliburton !
Lions Jim and Marilyn Frost Haliburton and District Lions Club