Well, that just about wraps up the style awards!
And I have no idea who should win the biggest splash award. There were so many great ones.
Not done yet!
Near the end of the day’s event, the arrival of the jellyfish caused quite a stir.
It was a good day! 350 or so dippers took the plunge; more than that number of spectators cheered them on; and in the process, around $45,000 in much-needed funds were raised in support of research and treatment of pediatric cancer.A similar event on New Year’s Day in Toronto had about 230 participants and raised about $23,000. Donations are still being accepted through the “Chill” website until February 1st, 2012. Monies raised at the second annual Great Canadian Chill will support pediatric cancer-focused research.
Check out donation details here: www.TheChill.ca
Meanwhile, up on the shore the music still played on and a few hardy souls danced in celebration of their achievement.
Meanwhile, someone had to head home with his Chez 106 t-shirt still dry and explain to his wife how his one pant leg got wet :-).
That’s just about all folks. Have a great 2012 and see you all again next year.
Hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the action at this January 1, 2012 edition of the Great Canadian Chill event in Ottawa, Ontario. – Ron and Graeme Hay
If you enjoy seeing people jumping into ice-cold water, please sit back and enjoy Graeme’s videos for the Sears Great Canadian Chill – A Polar Bear Jump – January 1, 2012 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and then go back in time and enjoy seeing his video of the 2011 event.