Braving the cold for the 2014 Polar Bear Swim

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The annual Polar Bear Swim at English Bay in Vancouver, BC.
PHOTO – Steve Bosch, PNG

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun and CBC News
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It is a New Year’s Day tradition!

People jump into ice-cold water.

They say it is fun!

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All kinds of craziness at the annual Polar Bear Swim.

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In Toronto, they gathered on Sunnyside Beach. In Tsawwassen, they swam in Boundary Bay.

In Prince Edward Island, they dug through the ice on Charlottetown Harbour.

Many of the swims raise money for charity.
In Vancouver, money and food goes to local food banks.

In Toronto, they gave money to Habitat for Humanity.

Are these folks brave or just crazy?