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Perth Polar Bear Plunge 2024 Welcomes You

Coming January 1st, 2024


Making Change Possible

Over the last 29 years, the Perth Polar Bear Plunge has made tremendous impact thanks to the help of members and volunteers in the Perth, Lanark, and surrounding communities. Rural FASD is the local organization that has been chosen as the 2024 recipient. Rural FASD Support Network is dedicated to helping individuals and families impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) achieve success and reach their full potential. We will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Perth Polar Bear Plunge taking place 8am January 1st, 2024 at the Legion (26 Beckwith St East, Perth ON). Please join us for this fun challenge and support our efforts to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those impacted by FASD.

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Join the 30th Annual Perth Polar Bear Plunge this January 1st 2024


Relevant, Important Information

A Quick History of the Perth Polar Bear Plunge

The Perth Polar Bear Plunge has been an important event for the Town of Perth since 1994. Originally founded by David Lavery, Stan Munro and others at the Perth Legion, this has become one of the most successful polar bear plunges in Canada. The Royal Canadian Legion Perth-Upon-Tay Branch 244 still sponsors this event today.

Recipients of the Perth Polar Bear Plunge 2024

Each year, The Perth Polar Bear Plunge selects a different community group to support. Rural FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) Support Network is honoured to be the 2024 recipients. We hope that you will be able to join us on New Years Day and help reach our goal of raising $30,000 for 30 years of the Perth Polar Bear Plunge.

Important Perth Polar Bear Plunge Information

Plungers will gather at the Legion early on New Years Day and begin jumping into the ice-cold Tay River starting around 10:30am. Go to the Canada Helps event page where you can register and get your own personal plunge page, which you can then share via social media or email to get online donations from family and friends.