The 2021 Polar Bear Swim is over! See you next year!

Twenty-one brave ambassadors helped raise almost $3000 for Kootenay Co-op Radio and the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society. At least fifty others participated by taking a dip in their favorite body of chilly water.

It was a big success thanks to our amazing community!

Thanks to over 100 people who supported our great Ambassadors!

We wish you all the best for the New Year - may it bring you joy, happiness, and time with the people you love.

The winners for Best Pledger, Prizes of participation and Best costume have been announced during Kootenay Morning on Friday, January 8th 2021 from 8am to 9am.

The prizes have been donated by proud sponsors of Kootenay Co-op Radio: Backwoods Sauna, Nordic Ski Club, Gericks, Secret Service Cycles, Cake Betty Cafe, Frog Peak Cafe and The Tickle Trunk Shop.

Best Pledges

# Prizes
1 Portable Sauna rental for 24h by Backwoods Sauna, delivered at your place (within a 75km radius from Salmo, BC. This includes Nelson, Castlegar, Slocan, Rossland, Trail) - Winner: Brigitte Hus by raising $415
2 2 Day passes for Whitewater Ski Resort - Winner: Poppy Oakley by raising $400
3 5 Day passes for Nordic Ski Club - Winner: Alexandra Forsythe by raising $230

Prizes for participation

# Prizes
1 Ski Tune up by Gericks Cycle and skis -Winner: Charlie Delacherios
2 Bike tune up by Secret Service Cycles (worth $50) -Winner: Cyndi Sand Eveland
3 Bike tune up by Secret Service Cycles (worth $50) -Winner: Cecelia Lindquist
4 $25 gift certificate from Dominion Cafe -Winner: Anuradha Deshpande
5 $25 gift certificate from Cake Betty Cafe and Cakery -Winner: Raven King
6 $25 gift certificate from Frog Peak Cafe -Winner: Marie-Michèle Gagnon

Best costume -Winner: Coleen Driscoll

# Prizes
1 $50 gift certificate at The Tickle Trunk Shop

Thank you to our sponsors