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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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