Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024 

Victoria, B.C. – On Sunday, February 18, VicPD officers and staff are once again braving the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean in support of athletes with intellectual disabilities, as they raise money for Special Olympics BC through this year’s Polar Plunge. 

Special Olympics BC is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through the power and joy of sport. In 55 communities around the province, they provide year-round training and competitive opportunities in 18 different sports to thousands of athletes of all ages and abilities.  

VicPD’s team, the ‘Royal Plungers’, have been proud to support these programs, raising tens of thousands of dollars over the years. This year, the Polar Plunge will play a vital part in helping athletes find purpose, friendships, and fitness through the Special Olympics sport, youth, and health programs that matter to them. 

“Special Olympics has given me confidence in myself,” says Jennifer Ferrier, a Special Olympics Victoria Athlete. “It has helped me gain friendships and made me believe in myself. Special Olympics has also taught me that it’s okay to be different, and that you don’t always have to fit in. It’s always great to stand out and that’s what I like to do.” 

The VicPD ‘Royal Plungers’ Diving In For The 2023 Polar Plunge 

Please consider donating to this great cause. You can support the VicPD Royal Plungers or register for your own team here. Everyone is welcome to attend the event, and we hope to see you there.  

Join us as we get Freezing For A Reason! 

Special Olympics B.C. Polar Plunge 

Sunday, February 18, 2024 

Cadboro-Gyro Park, Saanich, B.C. 

Registration: 9:30 am 

Opening Ceremonies: 10:45 am 

Plunge Starts: 11:00 am


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