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Medicine Hat wants you to dove into -20 degrees and did it all with a smile!

Polar Plunge Medicine Hat ends plunge season with a splash with 101 plungers who braved the frigid waters of Family Leisure Centre on March 11 while hundreds of spectators cheered them to plunge into icy glory. This event raised over $18,000 towards the 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games that Medicine Hat will be hosting July 7 to 9.

“What an amazing response we received from the community,” said says Constable Joshua Argue with Medicine Hat Police Services and the Medicine Hat event lead.

“We have a great turn out of people considering the temperature close to minus 20 degrees. People just had a great time plunging in their costumes and with their teams. The event was a great success for Medicine Hat being a host for the first year raising over $18,000.”

“The Polar Plunge is as brave and daring as our athletes!” said Johnny Byrne, president and CEO.

“We’re extremely grateful for everyone’s support here! All the plungers braved the cold and did something bold on Saturday which supports the upcoming 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games that Medicine Hat will be hosting from July 7 to 9 this summer."

This year notable plungers that dove in to be freezin' for a reason were Superintendent Mark Davidson of the School Division and Inspector Brent Secondiak with Medicine Hat Police Services.

Special Olympics Alberta would like to thank the partners that made the event bigger and better like provincial partner William Huff Advertising and local sponsors: Family Leisure Centre, City of Medicine Hat, SpaTacular, Canadian Armed Forces, SilCal Contracting (MH) Ltd. and Davis Buick GMC.


Individual Plungers who raise funds will have a chance at the following incentives:

  • $75 – Your Chance to Plunge and free sunglasses!
  • $250 — All of the above and a towel
  • $750 — All of the above and a hoodie

Top Plungers who raise the most funds enter for more prizes and glory

  • Top plunger in Alberta (Plunger who raises $4,000 and more will receive a WestJet gift certificate)
  • Top law enforcement member
  • Top athlete plunger
  • Top team in Alberta
  • Top corporate team
  • Top university team
Special Thanks to our Sponsors