Bon Soo Polar Bear Swim gains national attention

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The Bon Soo Winter Carnival is just a week away and one of its major events is getting some well deserved national attention.

The National Post published a piece today on the Sault’s  polar bear swim, believed to be the first of its kind when it was introduced to the carnival 45 years ago. While other cities host their own polar bear swims, normally as a new year’s event where swimmers run into a body of water, the Bon Soo Polar Bear swim is unique in that participants jump into a hole cut into the ice.

The mild winter this year however could change up plans for this year’s swim. To read the National Post article featuring SaultOnline.com photos of past swims, go here http://news.nationalpost.com/life/travel/take-the-plunge-at-sault-ste-maries-bon-soo-annual-winter-carnival-features-polar-bear-swim-in-frigid-river