Arrrrrrrr ye crazy?
Well, for a Pirate’s Carnival, close to 50 participants walked, er, sprinted the plank Sunday in Coldstream, braving temperatures of -9 C before entering the even colder water of Kalamalka Lake for the annual Vernon Winter Carnival Polar Bear Swim.
Reporter: Arrrrrr ye ready?
Reporter: Arrrrr ye nervous?
Reporter: Arrrrr ye cold?
And that was BEFORE the swim.
With the lake being frozen, there was a small enough path on the east side of the Kal Beach Pier for participants to run in the water – not many participants were doing a slow, leisurely stroll – the length of the dock and back in a single-file manner.
One swimmer was brave enough to go all the way in. Briefly, but all the way in.
Funds raised from the swim will go toward the Zimbabwe Project.