Now-retired from the Polar Bear Swim, Ray Tenisci is still on hand to help warm the (adult) participants who are brave enough to take a plunge into the New Year. (Sheri Regnier photo)

103 Polar Bears take the dip in Trail

The water was a balmy 3 degrees for the annual Polar Bear Swim at Gyro Park beach

SHERI REGNIER

Trail Times

The water was a balmy 3 degrees for the annual Polar Bear Swim at Gyro Park beach

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Ready, set, go at Gyro Park beach in Trail. (Sheri Regnier photo)

This fellow not only took a dip into the Columbia River in Trail, he actually swam for a minute or so. (Sheri Regnier photo)

(From left) Kaitlyn Batch, Madelyn MacDonald, Olivia Fillmore and Mya Griffiths. These young ladies from Gen Z are already old hats at taking the plunge on New Years Day in Trail. At ten years old, they have all dipped into the river on January 1st three or more times, except for Olivia, this was her first time - but it won’t be her last time. (Sheri Regnier photo)

The Air Cadets ran the concession as a fundraiser. (Sheri Regnier photo)

The 44th Engineer Squadron built a massive fire on the beach to help warm the swimmers. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Just Posted

World O’ Words: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

Ultracrepidarianism: On offering one’s opinion ‘beyond the sole’

Fruitvale tightens water restrictions

Fruivale mayor asks residents to conserve water

Concerned citizens meet with Trail RCMP over criminal activity

Concerned Trail Citizens group alarmed at excessive and violent crime in Silver City

A Kootenay moment in time …

The Needles ferry celebrates 30 years of service this summer

Trail donates pandemic parking proceeds to food banks

For two months, city stopped charging for downtown Trail parking

Lawsuit launched after Florida child handcuffed, booked and briefly jailed

Suit alleges “deliberate indifference” to what should have been handled as a behavioural issue

Russia approves vaccine, Putin hopes to begin mass production

Critic calls decision to proceed without thorough testing ‘dangerous and grossly immoral’

Man, 54, charged in connection with fatal attack of Red Deer doctor

Doctor was killed in his walk-in clinic on Monday

Doctor slain in Alberta medical clinic was devoted father, husband

Red Deer doctors on edge after attack on colleague who had two young daughters

Royal B.C. Museum wants B.C.’s COVID-19 nature observations

COVID-19 Collecting For Our Time: ongoing project cataloguing province’s pandemic experience

Feds offer ‘life preserver’ funds to BC Ferries as pandemic sinks revenue

For every dollar the province spends the federal government will match

Bad behaviour at B.C. restaurants ignites campaign calling for respect

“If you can’t follow the rules, then stay home,” says BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association

Over half of Americans oppose Trump tariff on Canadian aluminum: survey

The survey was conducted Aug. 7 to 9 among 1,513 Canadians and 1,003 Americans

Most Read