Fredericton’s First Polar Bear Plunge was a great success! On Sunday afternoon, 44 people leapt into Killarney Lake in support of adult literacy. Participants took the leap in pairs, with harnesses strapped to their torsos for safety. They vaulted into the water, where divers waited to help them back out. Nobody needed much convincing to climb back onto dry land!
After the frigid dip, our brave plungers were invited to a barbecue and prize ceremony.
Top Fundraising Team: Team Lava
Top Male Fundraiser: Daniel MacDonald
Top Female Fundraiser: Natalie Neville
The top fundraisers recieved prizes from Dooly's Fredericton Prospect, Sorella Spa, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Urban Soul, and Ski Crabbe Mountain Ltd.
The $1600 raised will go to programming for Central Valley Adult Learning Association Inc., which offers GED preparation and digital literacy classes to adults in York, Sunbury, and Queens Counties. Together, we can help the 53% of adults in New Brunswick with low literacy to achieve their educational goals and navigate our information-rich society.