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THE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE RAISES MORE THAN $40,000 FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS QUÉBEC
17 February 2016
THE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE RAISES MORE THAN $40,000 FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS QUÉBEC

The polar temperature didn't discourage the 220 people who came to participate to the Polar Bear Plunge, presented last Saturday at the Auditorium de Verdun. This original fundraising activity, organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, raised $40 180 to benefit Special Olympics Québec.

Among the brave participants, were more than fifty police officers, including, Pierre Brochet, Chief of Laval Police and Gaétan Courchesne, GRC Principal Superintendent. Also, Mayor of l’arrondissement de Verdun Jean-François Parenteau and several Councillors of Projet Montréal, Christopher Phare Lieutenant-Colonel, at the Black Watch des Forces armées canadiennes and a dynamic team of students from the Policing techniques at the Collège Ahuntsic took the plunge. A team of about 50 employees and friends from the Scotia Bank, and Louis-Philippe Therrien and Peter Yong, both SOQ athletes, did spectacular entrances into the pool of ice water, especially installed for the occasion.

The spirit was festive whit the participation of several mascots: Flic from the SPVM, Vigil from les Services correctionnels, Flaire from the Police of Laval and Chef from le Service de sécurité Incendie. Also lots of teams were originally costumed.

To take the plunge, each participant needed to collect a minimum amount of $50. All donations of this activity will benefit more than 6,250 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 Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Énergie.

Hydro-Québec Loto Québec Fiera Capital Caisse Desjardins des policiers et policières FGL Sports Canadian governement Government of Québec Torch Run


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