Graeme’s Most Popular Videos of 2011

All right, so I made a bunch of internet videos last year (above and beyond my film work with Check It Out Films. In addition some of my 2010 videos are starting to creep up to significant number of views…


First up is last year’s polar bear jump on Jan 1, 2011 it racked in 1152 views over the year. I did another one for the January 01, 2012 Great Canadian Dip event as well and its views are climbing too and will likely be in the listing for my most popular videos of 2012. It can be viewed here: Sears Great Canadian Chill – A Polar Bear Jump – January 1, 2012 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Next up is my most watched video for 2011 is…. Crazy wind day. This was taken right after we finished filming for the day, the wind was so strong that is torn down the Bluesfest stage not 10km away… crazy! Continue reading

Creative (and Cold) Moments – Annual Polar Bear Jump

Brr… It’s cold outside, this week’s submission is from last Sunday’s Polar Bear Jump (Offically Called Sears Great Canadian Chill) where several hundred people jumped into freezing water to raise money to fight children’s cancer!

For More Photos and info on the Event – link!

For Coverage of Last Year – link!


Bathing suit selection from Amazon

Wet suit selection from Amazon

And for those who prefer warmth: Selection of Winter Coats from Amazon

Polar Bear Jump – Video and Additional Photos

As promised, here is a short video from this year’s Polar Bear Jump into the Ottawa River. Click on the image below and shiver along with the participants.

Polar Bear Jump – Video and Additional Photos

Below is a collection of additional photos from the day. Enjoy!
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Polar Bear Jump – New Years Day – Ottawa

Polar Bear Jump – New Years Day – Ottawa

In support of Stopping Children’s Cancer, SEARS holds the Great Canadian Chill. This year, the event was located at Britannia Beach. (Location) The Great Canadian Chill is basically a Polar Bear Jump. Similar to a Polar Bear Swim except that, instead of running into the cold water, you jump in. Continue reading

Polar Bear Swim – New Year’s Day – Britannia Beach, Ottawa, Ontario

Polar Bear Swim – New Year’s Day, 2011 – Ottawa, Ontario

Update: THe cold water is waiting for the 2012 event – see our 2012 blog

Graeme and I and my father got to Britannia Beach (Location) this morning for the “Great Canadian Chill” a.k.a. Polar Plunge. Just posting a few quick shots from the Polar Bear swim preparations in place before the actual activities of the morning began. Will be adding to this post later this evening but have other responsibilities first.

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