If the comments on a facebook post are any indication, the Bon Soo committee may want to re-think the new location of the popular Polar Bear Swim.
This photo taken by Ken McDonald shows the new dunk tank for the swim. The polar bear swim has always taken place on the St. Mary’s River (at Bellevue Park). This year however, Bon Soo will all take place in one location, The Machine Shop, with The Yard hosting the 1st ever National Snowcross races during the opening weekend.
So far the comments have been on the negative side. “This type of setup might be suitable for a community that doesn’t have an overabundance of natural water bodies…. hmmmm…. where would a close one be???…” writes one poster. “At least at Bellevue park you get to see the look on ppl s faces when they jump in. What you going to look at there” another posted, “Please tell me this isn’t real.”
The Ontario Winter Carnival Bon Soo – the official winter carnival of the Province, begins one week from today with a huge firework display and runs until February 20th with the Passport To Unity.
So what do you think of the new polar bear swim?