2023 Polar Plunge returning to Henderson Lake

Lethbridge Police say the annual Polar Plunge is returning to Henderson Lake this year. Pandemic restrictions forced the last few years to be held virtually. Organizers say they are excited to have the event in person once again. The initiative raises awareness and funds for Special Olympics. Constable Braylon Hyggen explains how much they are hoping to bring in this year.  

“This year, we’re looking at raising our goal is $150,000. And so far I think we’re up at least halfway there or getting close to the halfway point and that’s in the province. So we do have six different locations in Alberta that we will be having the plunges at. There’s about 2,500 athletes here in Alberta that funds from all these events go to help support. So that’s anything from gymnasiums for their practices. Last week, they just had a bowling tournament in Calgary, so a lot of our athletes from Lethbridge, I think there was 40 people that went up to the bowling tournament in Calgary. So funds like that help support all that activity, all their training time, gymnasiums and their equipment,” said Cst. Braylon Hyggen, Lethbridge Police Service and Organizer of the Polar Plunge.

The 2023 Polar Plunge will be taking place on Feb. 4.  

Angela Stewart

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