(PQB News file photo)

(PQB News file photo)

Polar Bear Splash to usher in 2023 at Parksville Community Beach Park on Jan. 1

Participants asked to arrive early to register

The popular annual Polar Bear Splash is set to stir up the waters again at the Parksville Community Park Beach on Jan. 1.

The Regional District of Nanaimo will host the bone-chilling swim that aims to usher the New Year with a splash. Participants brave enough to take the plunge are advised to arrive early at 11:30 a.m. to register for the splash that starts at noon. The event is free of charge.

READ MORE: Qualicum Beach Legion to host New Year’s Day Levée

The RDN Recreation Department is also holding a winter break drop-in swim from Dec. 17 to Jan. 1 at the Ravensong Aquatic Centre. For more information go online at https://rdn.bc.ca/swim-schedule

For those who want to glide on the ice, a family skate has been scheduled during the winter break from Dec. 12 to Jan. 2 at Oceanside Place. Check the schedule at https://rdn.bc.ca/recreation

— NEWS Staff

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