Justina Moore with plunge co-chairs Tony Davidson and Mike Richardson.

Thirteen year old Justina Moore was recognized for raising the most money as an individual, $1,651!  “While many young teenagers may be focused on friends or music, Justina was out raising money for the Lakefield Food Bank.  We are very proud of her", said event co-chair Mike Richardson. 

Best Costume Winners Eric Boudrias and Morgan Thompson

Eric Boudrias (aka “The Hulk”) and Morgan Thompson (aka “Jughead”) were recognized for the best costume.  “There were a number of great costumes and it was a tough decision, but these ones stood out”, said co-chair Tony Davidson.

BEL Rotary Celebrates Success of Polar Plunge
On Monday night the BEL Rotary Club celebrated the many sponsors, volunteers and plungers who made the 38th Polar Plunge such a success.  On February 4th, 74 intrepid plungers and raised approximately $35,000 to support local charities and the work of the Rotary Club of Bridgenorth Ennismore Lakefield.  “The plunge went off like clockwork thanks to the tremendous work of the volunteers and community supporters” said President Trevor Copeland during the celebration. “It is truly a community event and it is the efforts of everyone concerned that makes it such a success.  We wish we could invite the whole community here to celebrate with us”. 
Money raised from the plunge is divided between the charity of the plunger’s choice and BEL Rotary.  Local programs of the BEL Club include sponsorship of the annual “Adopt a Family” festive season program, support of Chemong Community Care, partnering with schools and development and maintenance of Rotary Park in Ennismore and BEL Rotary Bridgenorth Trail. Internationally we are maintaining and operating the school and sewing centre we built in Cambodia in February 2016 and continue to work toward a world free from the polio virus. 
The Rotary Club of Bridgenorth Ennismore Lakefield wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, community supporters and of course the “Polar Plungers” who braved the weather and the water on Feb 4th to make this event a success.