33rd Jumping of Polar Plunge

Bridgenorth, ON.


The weather outside is freezing or so the Rotary Club of Bridgenorth-Ennismore- Lakefield (B.E.L.) hopes. They have now begun making preparations for the  33rd annual Polar Plunge at Chemong Lake.


What’s new this year?  The B.E.L. Club has implemented an arrangement for jumpers to register and gather donations on-line.  Go to: www.belrotaryplunge.com to sign up if you’re jumping or to donate to your favourite plunger.  Using this method, the Club hopes to surpass their highest year in 2011 which raised in excess of $84,000 for more than 50 charities and the Club itself. 

 Here is an opportunity to raise funds for the charity of your choice.  60% of the monies raised goes to your chosen charity and 40% comes to BEL Rotary to support its local and international service projects.

 The “Freezin for a Reason” event happens on Sunday, Feb 3rd at 2 pm sharp at Rotary Park in Ennismore.  The theme is “Movie Mania” and plungers can compete for prizes including Best Costume and Most Money Raised.  The Best Costume Prize will go to the jumpers who dress in our movie theme and impress our celebrity judges with their “acting”.  The teams who raise the most money will also be recognized one of two categories: the most money raised by a large corporation and the most money raised by an individual or small company. 

 It’s Christmas, the season of giving and the perfect time to ask your colleagues and friends for their generous support.

For more information, you can go to www.belrotary.com and click on the right hand side to obtain a pledge sheet, see the rules and to find out how to generate an on-line account.  You may also contact Tony Davidson, this year’s Plunge Chair at

705-743-4244 or by e-mail: anthony.davidson@rbc.com.