Polar dippers at Sylvan Lake's Winterfest event fundraised a total of $18,365.69 for 19 local non-profits.
Over 55 registered for the event with 47 jumping into the lake as part of the festivities.
The Polar Dip event is an annual staple of Winterfest activities, with jumpers raising money for local charities as part of the entry process. Winterfest took place over the Family Day long weekend, February 17-20, 2023.
Here's the breakdown:
- Central Alberta Humane Society - $3,082
- Sylvan Lake Fire Department - $2,408
- Ronald McDonald House - $1,690
- Central Zone Search and Rescue - $1,445.69
- Sylvan Lake Cubs, Scouts - $1,395
- Central Alberta Women’s Shelter - $1,285
- Sylvan Lake Play Group Society - $1,240
- Make a Move with Jagger Foundation - $1,015
- Fostering Hope Animal Shelter - $945
- Sylvan Lake Lacrosse - $735
- Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey - $620
- Sylvan Lake Jumpstart - $575
- Sylvan Lake Girl Guides - $500
- Sylvan Lake Youth Services - $450
- HJ Cody High School - $425
- Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association - $205
- Team Jigger Sledge Hockey - $150
- Sylvan Lake Kidsport - $100
- Women’s Shelter - $100