More than $21,000 raised in DRPS Polar Plunge in Pickering

Published March 2, 2023 at 3:56 pm

Durham Region Paramedics took the plunge Thursday in support of Special Olympic athletes

More than 40 plungers braved the cold water at the DRPS “Freezin for a Reason” plunge in Pickering today, all in support of Special Olympics.

The Polar Plunge, presented by DRPS’ Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee, is a fun annual opportunity to support Special Olympics Ontario athletes by taking a flying leap – into very cold water.

Crime analyst Katherine and A/Insp Carter take the plunge

A giant bin was set up outside the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Centre and filled with water just before the plungers started to arrive, with the platform built by Loft House Construction and the event hosted by the City of Pickering.

More than $21,000 was raised to benefit Special Olympic Athletes from Durham Region, which is short of the stated goal of $30,000. There is still time to contribute and donations will be accepted until the end of March.

Donations can be made at

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