September 23, 2019

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By SEAN MALINOWSKI

With freshly fallen snow, blue skies and a brisk -16 C outside with the wind chill, the day was perfect for Condors to jump into a pool full of icy water for charity.

The annual Polar Plunge, organized by Conestoga Students Inc., took place March 2, just outside the cafeteria doors. Over a dozen participants braved the conditions and went for a dip, while a chilly but energetic crowd cheered them on.

After taking their plunge, participants were rewarded with an “I Survived the Polar Plunge” towel, and were escorted inside for warm beverages and dryer clothes.

This year had a few memorable costumed characters, including a skeleton in a poncho, a banana, a Jimmy Neutron look-a-like, an Iron Man and a very convincing Batman, who took home the prize for best costume.

Zach Marsh, a community integration student, won the award for raising the most
money.

Proceeds from this year’s Polar Plunge are being donated to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Many of the participants dedicated their jumps to family and friends who have battled the disease.

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