The folks in Port Morien always like to ring in the new year with a ‘splash’, and not just of the bubbly. The annual Port Morien Polar Bear Dip is growing more popular with each year, and 2018 was no exception. This event acts as a fundraiser with proceeds shared between the Branch 55 Legion and a local charity. For the first time, the Polar Bear Dip Committee chose Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton as the beneficiary. Committee Chair Katherine MacDonald says “we chose the Society because of the significant work that is carried out in the community. Our committee members had experienced first hand the kindness and compassion this service provides to patients and their families, and we wanted to help the service continue their important work.”
The Port Morien Polar Bear Dip was thrilled to have the biggest total raised to date, at $5,200, with $2,600 going to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County. Now that’s refreshing!