POLAR BEAR SWIM: Approximately 45 Grade 12 students from KSS donned bathing suits and body paint for their polar bear swim last Wednesday. Each year

Qualicum grads go for a dip

"I think it's more that they do it because the class before them did it."

POLAR BEAR SWIM: Approximately 45 Grade 12 students from KSS donned bathing suits and body paint for their polar bear swim last Wednesday. Each year, the secondary school’s grad class plunges into the cold waters off of Qualicum Beach. “I’m not sure if it’s about bravery,” said KSS teacher Barry Bevilacqua from his dry spot on the beach. “I think it’s more that they do it because the class before them did it.”

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