Image: Beth Rand‎ Photography

Hundreds of people braved this year’s Polar Bear Swim in Sidney to welcome in the new year with a splash!

The beach location off Lochside Drive has quickly become the go-to place for the annual Polar Bear Swim since blue-green algae found in the water at Elk Lake has forced a cancellation of the event the past couple years.

Despite how cold it was, it didn’t stop determined locals dedicated to taking a plunge.

Image: Beth Rand‎ Photography

 

 

Image: Beth Rand‎ Photography

 

Image: Beth Rand‎ Photography
Image: Peninsula Celebrations Society

Image: Peninsula Celebrations Society

The water was kinda cold! #polarbearplunge2017 #polarbearplunge #thisissidney #sidneybythesea

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Image: Beth Rand‎ Photography
Image: Beth Rand‎ Photography
Image: Beth Rand‎ Photography
Image: Beth Rand‎ Photography
Image: Beth Rand‎ Photography
Image: Beth Rand‎ Photography
Image: Beth Rand‎ Photography

 

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