Not too late to ‘plunge’

There’s still time to sign up for those interested in participating in the annual “Polar Plunge” on New Year’s Day.
Hosted by the Voyageur Lions Club, the “Plunge” now draws hundreds of spectators and more than 50 people willing to jump into the icy waters of Sand Bay.
Event chairman Jim Martindale noted the 2006 “Plunge” was a success, with 56 jumpers participating and nearly $20,000 raised.
But organizers would like to exceed those numbers this year. Their goal is to bring in a total of $25,000 next Tuesday.
People can participate as part of a group or organization, or individually.
Groups receive half of the net proceeds raised by member jumpers while funds raised by individual participants will go towards the Voyageur Lions Club.
A number of prizes also will be up for grabs that day, including individual prizes, best costume prizes, and an incentive for the group that raises the most money.
Pledge sheets are available at the Edward Jones office on Scott Street and La Place Rendez-Vous right up until Jan. 1.
But groups and individuals planning to participate should call the Edward Jones office (274-1629) to give organizers an advance idea of how many jumpers to expect.
They’ll be asked to leave their name and contact number.
Jumpers should be at La Place Rendez-Vous at 11:15 a.m. to get their pledges counted and to register.
All cheques should be made out to Voyageur Lions Club.
The event will begin at 1 p.m. at the dock behind the Rendez-Vous.
For more information, contact Voyageur Lions Club president Bill Michl at 274-1329.