A little chilly in the Douglas Channel on January 1

People brave the channel for Kitimat area’s 2014 Polar Bear Swim

This year's Polar Bear Swim took place in Kitamaat Village.



Trevor Amos decided to take on the task of organizing a Polar Bear Swim, held in Kitamaat Village on January 1 from the Village’s marina’s boat launch.

Doing so continues the Kitimat area’s tradition of jumping into the Douglas Channel on New Years Day, braving a bath in chilly salt water.

About 10 people attended the event, which was followed up by some welcome hot dogs and hot chocolates around a fire.

In the past the event had been held at the Hospital Beach boat launch on the opposite side of the Douglas Channel from the Village.

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