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In all of the comic books you may have read years ago, or all of the super heroes movies you have seen, have you ever watched Superman, Batman, Spiderman and SuperWoman take a chilly plunge in a polar bear dip? Chances are the answer is no.


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Well this year you can either witness this special event… or be in costume yourself. The Rotary Club of Bridgenorth-Ennismore-Lakefield sponsors the Rotary Polar Plunge which will take plance February 4th between 2 and 3 pm. All Super Heroes Welcome!

The BEL Rotary Club’s goal is to raise $15,000. Each participant is required to  have at least $200 in pledges in order to take the plunge. Both your own charity of choice and Rotary’s charities will benefit from your efforts. 50% of the funds you raise will be allocated to your favourite cause; 50% of the funds will go to the Rotary Club’s many projects.

Registration is easy. Registration information, on-line registration forms and pledge sheets are available on the Polar Plunge site page https://www.easypledge.ca/bel-rotary/.

On-site registration and check-in begin at 12:00 noon, on the west side of the Bridgenorth Ennismore Causeway.  All plungers under the age of 16 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.  The action begins at 2:00 p.m. sharp so don’t be late!

The BEL Rotary Club is a “service club with approximately 20 members, who actively work in the local and international community to better the lives of people and our environment.”

One of the  charities that Rotary partners with is called Shelter Box. It is supported by members who believe shelter is a basic human right – shelter from chaos of disaster and conflict is vital.

ShelterBox is an international relief charity  that provides immediate assistance to people affected by disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic activity, flooding, hurricanes, cyclones, tsunamis, or conflict. With 18 international affiliates, ShelterBox provides shelter, lifesaving equipment, and educational materials to hard-hit communities worldwide. Since its founding in 2000, ShelterBox has responded to more than 200 natural disasters and humanitarian crises in almost 90 countries, providing vital aid for well over 1 million people.”

The BEL Rotary Club meets on Monday nights at 6:30 PM at the Chemong Lodge, 764 Hunter Street, Bridgenorth, ON  K0L1H0.

Help Rotary support such international projects like Shelter Box and many local projects by taking the plunge on February 4th.



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What Can We Do This Winter in the Kawarthas – Part 1!

 Mark your calendars for February 7th and 13th!

 You don’t have any reason to be bored this winter! Instead of staying indoors, get outside and enjoy the variety of winter sports and activities that the region has to offer.

Bel Rotary Polar Plunge – Sunday February 7th

You won’t want to miss the February dip into the Chemong Lake – all for charity! Of course you can simply be a warm spectator and watch dozens of people brave the icy water to raise money for the local Rotary Club.


Or you can put a team together and raise some money for the local community. Join the fun so you can be ‘Freezin for a Reason!’ Each person taking the plunge is asked to raise a minimum of $200.

In over 35 years the group has raised in excess of $600,000 for charities and local organizations. Go see all the fun in Ennismore on February 7th.


Get all of the details and even register a team at http://www.belrotaryplunge.com/

The fun will take place at the Ennismore Waterfront Park on Ennis Road.


The Ontario Family Fishing Event Saturday February 13th

Have fun with more than 1,000 people on Chemong Lake for the annual family ice fishing event.

You can fish during one of the two annual license-free fishing events in Ontario. Representatives from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters will be on hand to help first time ice anglers catch a fish. The kids will love the excitement! And every child who participates gets a prize!


It can’t get any easier – the holes are drilled and the equipment is supplied – your family just has to dress warm and enjoy the fun!

And after the fishing derby there will be free family fun including an archery range, wildlife displays, a movie in the amphitheater, hot chocolate and popcorn – and a fish feeding frenzy in the giant fish aquarium.

Mark your calendar for February 13th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Bel Rotary Park, Chemong Lake, Ennismore Ontario, 1495 Yankee Line.
Check out the website for updates at http://www.hfhc.ca/slides/family-ice-fishing-day-2016.

For more information, please contact the folks at the Ontario Family Fishing Events at 705-748-6324 ext. 254.


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