January 21, 2020
PHOTO BY JAZLYN SLACK - Michael Smith, a third-year mechanical engineering automotive student, does a flip into the Polar Plunge pool on Feb. 28.

 

By JAZLYN SLACK

The sun was warm and shining bright, but it was still a little early in the year for a dip in the pool.
Conestoga spent their afternoon “freezin’ for a reason” on Feb. 28.
A whopping $12,000 was raised for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. CSI program communications co-ordinator, Becky Saba, said “many students have had their lives touched by cancer.” The Polar Plunge usually raises money for the United Way, however, Movember was such a success for prostate cancer awareness, CSI decided to donate to breast cancer research this time around.
Due to the mild weather, the event was held on the Sanctuary patio in a pool instead of using the pond as in previous years due to the thin ice.
The Polar Plunge has been taking place for more than 15 years at Conestoga.