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THE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE RAISES NEARLY $60,000 FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS QUÉBEC
9 February 2015
THE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE  RAISES NEARLY $60,000 FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS QUÉBEC

The 0 degree Celsius of the St Lawrence didn't discourage the 275 people who came to participate to the Polar Bear Plunge, presented last Saturday at the Verdun Marina. This original fundraising activity, organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, raised nearly $60 000 to benefit Special Olympics Québec.

Among the brave participants, were more than fifty police officers, including, Marc Parent, Chief of SPVM, Louis Pelletier, Inspector at the Sûreté du Québec, Pierre Brochet, Chief of Laval Police, Gaétan Courchesne, GRC Principal Superintendent, Commander Martial Mallette, Québec’s Law Enforcement Torch Run Provincial Director and chief of neighborhood Station 39. Also, honorary patron Annie Pelletier, chairman of the board Daniel Granger, Mayor of l’arrondissement de Verdun Jean-François Parenteau and several Councillors of Projet Montréal and the Mayor of l’arrondissement Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles Chantal Rouleau took the plunge. A team of about 40 employees and friends from the Scotia Bank, did spectacular entrances into the water.

To take the plunge, each participant needed to collect a minimum amount of $50. All donations of this activity will benefit more than 5,550 Special Olympics Québec athletes.  

This fundraising activity was held as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run program in collaboration with the City of Verdun, the Montreal Police Department, The Sûreté du Québec, the CN Police Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Sécurité Incendie Montréal. 


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