Polar Bear Plunge: Take the plunge in support of Special Olympics Québec

February 17, 2017

Special Olympics Québec - Montreal, February 17, 2017 – For an 10th consecutive year, the Law Enforcement Torch Run police officers are inviting the population to take the Polar Bear Plunge benefitting Special Olympics Québec on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The courageous participants, among them several police officers, Special Olympics volunteers and partners will take the plunge at the event’s new location Club de Canoë de Lachine.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. where participants will be invited to jump into ice water.
A prize will also be given to the person with the most original costume!

Heated facilities and hot broth offered by la Caisse Desjardins des policiers et policières will be provided to allow participants to change into dry clothes and get over the excitement.  Each participant will be given a Polar Bear Plunge souvenir. Food, hot beverages and promotional items will be available on site.

This event is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. To register, go to defiourspolaire.com. For those who prefer dry land can make a donation at the same internet address.

WHAT: THE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE
· Dive into the water for a good cause or support the courageous participants
WHO : BENEFITTING SPECIAL OLYMPICS QUÉBEC
· Fundraising activity organised by the Law Enforcement Torch Run
WHEN: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
· Arrival and registration starting at 12 p.m.
· Diving from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: LACHINE
· Club de Canoë de Lachine located at 2105 Boulevard Saint-Joseph
TO REGISTER: defiourspolaire.com

About Special Olympics Québec

Thanks to the support of businesses and individuals who contribute over 90% of its funding, Special Olympics Québec offers year-round training programs and a competition network to more than  6,000 athletes 2 years old and over with an intellectual disability across the province. The programs available in 17 sports are aimed at promoting and improving the physical fitness, self-esteem and integration into society of people living with an intellectual disability. www.olympiquesspeciauxquebec.ca

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run

All over the world, the Law Enforcement Torch Run is the most important annual fundraiser benefitting Special Olympics. It helps promote the Special Olympics movement and raises the public’s awareness of the cause of people living with an intellectual disability.

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Information:

Contact :
Special Olympics Québec

Eddy Bonvard
Law Enforcement Torch Run liaison and coordinator
Telephone: 514 503-5353
E-mail: ebonvard@olympiquesspeciaux.qc.ca

Hélène Sabatini
Communication Director
Telephone: 514 592-9765
E-mail: hsabatini@olympiquesspeciaux.qc.ca