Dippers, don your swimsuits for high noon in Little Fort

What’s happening on the first day of 2011?

What’s happening on the first day of 2011?

For those brave enough to plunge into the frigid waters of the North Thompson River the Little Fort Polar Bear Dip on Jan. 1, 2011, is just the ticket to start off the New Year.

This year the Dip will be partnering with Bree’s Inn in Little Fort.  Participants will receive a certificate as well as a discount coupon for lunch at Bree’s Inn Cafe.  

There will also be prizes for the oldest male and female swimmers, and the youngest male and female swimmers.  

The prizes?  

A polar bear mug and a towel for each winner.

As usual, there is a challenge between Barriere and Clearwater for the most swimmers from each town.  Last year Clearwater blew Barriere out of the water – so Barrierites – come out and take the plunge. Every dipper counts!

Registration for brave dippers will begin at 11:30 a.m. by the Little Fort ferry slip, and there will be the usual coffee, donuts and hot chocolate available.

All minors must have a parent or legal guardian along to sign a waiver.

Cash donations for the Food Bank will be gratefully accepted from spectators and dippers.

Call Barb Denton at 250-677-4367 for more info, or check out their facebook page: friends of Little Fort.