November 16, 2018

Brrrave souls take the plunge

BY VERONICA REINER The 37th annual Polar Plunge on Feb. 15 was a success, featuring 25 participants, around 200 spectators, live music and CTV media coverage. “It’s on par with the turnout we had last year,” said Stephanie Marks, Conestoga Students Inc. events co-ordinator. The money raised from the plungers went to KW Habilitation, which provides a wide range of individualized services and supports to children with any special need … Continued

CSI’s Polar Plunge on Feb. 15

BY VERONICA REINER Conestoga Students Inc. is hosting its 37th annual Polar Plunge event on Feb. 15 at 12 p.m. just outside the cafeteria at the Doon campus. Brave students can be “freezin’ for a reason” as they jump into ice cold water in support of a great cause. “All funds raised will be donated to KW Habilitation,” said CSI President Aimee Calma. The not-for-profit organization provides a wide range … Continued

Taking the plunge for a good cause

BY SHARON SAMUEL Is there any better way to contribute to a charity than jumping into cold water on a cold day? Conestoga Students Inc. hosted the 36th annual Polar Plunge on Feb. 17 outside the Doon campus cafeteria. The initiative raises money each year for a charity. “Every year all the proceeds that are raised from our polar plungers, the people who are participating, go to a charity that … Continued

Condors chill for a good cause

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 … Continued

Polar Plunge raises $30,000 for Special Olympics Ontario

By PAUL BOREHAM There were various methods to the madness. Some tiptoed to the edge of the platform, looked down and simply hopped in. Others took a bold run and flew like Superman. Some said a few last words before taking the leap. A couple flipped. A mischievous few were intent on splashing the throng that surrounded the pool outside University of Guelph’s Creelman Hall. But all who ultimately found … Continued

Students chill for the thrill

BY KALI CAUDLE They stood there in the snow, their feet bare, shivering despite the towels wrapped around them. On March 5, 15 participants made a splash at the Polar Plunge at Conestoga College’s Doon campus. The event, held by Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), has been taking place at the college for more than 30 years. The Polar Plunge gives Conestoga students, faculty and staff the opportunity to raise money … Continued

Participants survive Polar Plunge

By CARMEN PONCIANO Fifteen brave souls braced themselves for the cold during this year’s Polar Plunge on March 5, making it a splashing success once again. Participants were good sports, dressing up in costumes, including as a caveman and Iron Man, all for a good cause. The Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) event raised a total of $652 in cash donations for this year’s charity pick, Ray of Hope. The online … Continued

Taking the plunge for cancer

BY HAILEY MERKT Twenty-seven uniquely attired Conestoga College thrill-seekers took part in the on-campus Polar Plunge on Feb. 26 in support of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Samantha Schwier, this year’s Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) Polar Plunge organizer, said this annual event has been taking place at the college for over 30 years. Last year $6,500 was raised and there were over 38 jumpers. This year, the daring divers … Continued

Freezing for a reason

BY GREG STAMPER The temperature was a teeth-chattering -14 C with a wind chill making it feel more like -27, ice was forming on the water and even the spectators, who were bundled tightly in their winter coats, were shaking in their boots. All this, however, was still not enough to prevent 27 brave Conestoga College students, staff and faculty from taking a “polar plunge” in the courtyard by the … Continued