Polar plunge a success

Published Feb. 26 2019

To the Editor

Just wanted to let the community know that the recent Haliburton Lions Polar Bear Plunge was a huge success raising over $7700 for the two hospitals. Our Haliburton Hospital was pledged $4359 and The Hospital for Sick Children was pledged $3415.

Approximately 50 “plungers” and the enthusiastic crowd had a lot of fun while benefitting these worthy causes. The total raised in the seven years of the event is now $56088 to the hospitals. A sincere thank you to the brave plungers who have collected the funds! We couldn’t have an event like this without help.  Dysart and Stanhope Fire Departments cleared the area and provided a safe environment along with EMS being on hand.

Haliburton Timber Mart overcame heavy snow to provide the warming/changing sheds RPM provided a secure area for the registration staff and Sunbelt Rentals provided power for the heaters and lights with their generator.

As usual our community businesses came through with prizes – Thanks to Sir Sams Ski Area Maple Avenue Restaurant Walkers Home Hardware Haliburton Just Wine and Beer and McKecks Blue Line. Professional MC and sound system work was provided by Mike Jaycock and Ron Murphy of CanoeFM. Curry Motors and Emmerson Lumber provided “bragging T-shirts” for all the participants. Haliburton’s A.J. LaRue Arena staff helped to plow the area and provided chairs for comfortable changing. Of course huge thanks to the Lions Club members who are always there to serve the community and what a wonderful and amazing community we live in!

Thanks Haliburton !

Lions Jim and Marilyn Frost                                                                                                                                                         Haliburton and District Lions Club