Polar bear dip nears

The Oyama Fire Department and the Royal Canadian Legion will host the annual polar bear dip Jan. 1

There’s a chilly start to the new year in Oyama.

The Oyama Fire Department and the Royal Canadian Legion will host the annual polar bear dip Jan. 1 at noon at Wood Lake across the road from the Oyama Community Hall.

Sign up and pledge sheets are available at the legion, the Oyama General Store and the  Woodsdale General Store.

“The pledges are in support of the legion and B.C. Children’s Hospital,” said Jack Williamson, with the legion.

Hot chocolate will be available for everyone at the legion.