Polar bear swim makes a splash

Vernon Winter Carnival Annual Polar Bear Swim draws big crowds for cold dip

Swimming and frozen lakes don’t generally mix, but when they do, they make a big splash.

More than 100 people braved the frigid Kalamalka lake waters Sunday afternoon for the annual Polar Bear Swim, as part of the Vernon Winter Carnival.

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Dozens brave the frigid waters of Kalamalka Lake Sunday for the Project Zimbabwe Winter Carnival Polar Bear swim at Kal Beach. Captain Arthur Forsyth of the Army Cadets was among those who went all in. The Captain had made a deal with his cadets if they raised the money he would go for a swim. Visit vernonmorningstar.com for video from the big splash. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

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