WATCH: Sylvan Lakers take frozen plunge at Polar Bear Dip

Sylvan Lake’s annual Polar Bear Dip was on Feb. 23 despite freezing temperatures.

The event saw 36 dippers take the plunge into the lake for a local charity of their choice.

The event was postponed from its original date, Feb. 16, due to extreme weather and ran as part of Winterfest 2.0 down on the lakeshore Feb. 23.


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A set of dippers brave the cold as they plunge into Sylvan Lake for the annual Polar Bear Dip. The event was postponed from Feb. 16 due to weather conditions. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
“Super Mum” tests the water as the first jumper at Sylvan Lake’s annual Polar Bear Dip on Feb. 23. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Members of Team Serenity, jumping for Sylvan Lake and Area Serenity Pet Shelter Society, are seconds away from the icy plunge into Sylvan Lake. The two were meant to take the leap together, but the one jumper decided to stay on the ice for a few extra minutes at the last second. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
A shark and his Team Serenity partner hurry to pull themselves up and out of the freezing water with help from members of the Sylvan Lake Fire Department. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Two animal themed dippers take the leap into a frozen Sylvan Lake. The two raised $7,311.50 for the Central Alberta Humane Society and posed with a giant cheque before making their jump. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Spider-Man and his sidekick dunk into the freezing water on Feb. 23. The pair were two of 36 participants in this year’s Polar Bear dip. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

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