Toronto, ON — Jan. 14, 2018 — This year, Toronto-based men’s swimwear brand, Bather, sponsored Toronto’s annual Polar Bear Dip by donating 100 pairs of exclusive Bather bathing suits to the first 100 participants to raise $100. This year’s Dip is in support of BOOST Child and Youth Advocacy Group.
Due to the icy conditions at Sunnyside Beach on January 1st, 2018, the Toronto Polar Bear Dip was cancelled for the first time in 13 years. The safety of the participants was our number one priority.
Fortunately, the Toronto Polar Bear Club — the organizers of the event — and Bather — the official sponsor — were happy to announce that the Dip would be rescheduled for Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 9am EST. Thanks to the generous offer of the Toronto International Boat Show, the event was hosted at Ricoh Coliseum, inside the world’s largest indoor lake. Keeping the spirit of the Polar Bear Dip alive, the temperature of the indoor lake was reduced to 3-5°C. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the Dip in support of an amazing charity!