Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics set for end of January

The Lethbridge Police Service, Taber Police Service, RCMP, Blood Tribe Police Service, Alberta Sheriffs, Alberta Corrections and the Canadian Armed Forces, in partnership with the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), are inviting citizens to take the plunge for Special Olympics.

The 7th Annual Polar Plunge – Freezin’ for a Reason – is set for Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Henderson Lake. In addition to the icy dip, this family-friendly fundraising event includes music, prizes, a costume contest, sleigh rides, a BBQ, fire pits and more.

Adventurous residents ready to brave the chilly waters may take the plunge alone or as part of team by making a donation. Registration is a minimum $75 donation and those who want to contribute but would rather remain bundled up on dry land can register and receive a “Too Chicken to Plunge” T-shirt. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics.

The Plunge will start at 11 a.m. on Jan. 27 and interested participants are asked to register and submit their donations at the Registration Tent from 10 a.m. on the day of the event.

For safety reasons, there will be no diving, no cannonballs and no somersaults. Plungers must wear a swimsuit or other clothing and are reminded to bring dry gear to change into after their dip. Men’s and women’s change tents will be available on site however there will be no secure storage for valuables.

For more information about the Polar Plunge please contact Cst. Mat Champagne 403-393-0508 or




Media inquiries may be directed to:
Cst. Kara Hagen
Community Liaison Officer
Lethbridge Police Service