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Nelson Polar Bear Swim 2022 postponed

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
December 30th, 2021

Due to the forecasting of blistering cold weather in the across Western Canada for New Year’s Day, Kootenay Co-op Radio and Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society have decided to postpone the Polar Bear Swim 2022.

The decision was made public in a media release Wednesday.

“Both organizations really want to be able to bring together the community for this family friendly and fun event and they will be announcing further information by the end of the next week,” the media release said.

“The Polar Bear Swim 2022 is a great opportunity for the public to learn more about what these long-time organisations do for Nelson and the surrounding area. This annual outdoor event aims to see smiling faces and brave souls come together to welcome in the New Year.”

The Polar Bear Swim is an annual tradition where brave souls flock to Lakeside Park beach on New Year’s Day to jump into Kootenay Lake.

The event, which is always well attended by swimmers and spectators, is a fundraiser for KCR and Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society.

For more information visit or follow Kootenay Co-op Radio and Friends of Kootenay Lake or their Social Media.

“Due to the short notice, if (the public) is able to share this on Social Media, it would greatly appreciated,” the release said. 



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