On January 1st, 2023 at Bond Head Beach in Newcastle, Ontario more than 185 brave individuals took a dip in Lake Ontario!
On behalf of the HollyLynn Towie Family and Autism Home Base, we want to thank everyone for your generous support and donations to this year’s Clarington Polar Bear Swim.
If you were one of the brave who actually dipped in Lake Ontario – our hats go off to you. That was an incredible achievement!
We wanted to let you know that your generosity contributed to helping raise over $20,900!
These funds will help support Autism Home Base. We provide safe, adapted social and recreational opportunities for autistic adults and their family caregivers. Through virtual, community-based, and on-site programs at our Autism Hub, we are building social connectivity for the often-overlooked adults still living at home. Autism Home Base does not receive any core government funding so fundraising events like this are crucial to our sustainability.
We would like to thank the Clarington Fire Fighters for their amazing support. Keeping everyone safe was always our priority and the fire fighters did a wonderful job!
A huge shout out to Hugh and Nancy Towie for designating us as their charity of choice, and to Julie Wormington for being such an instrumental part of the team. All three of these amazing people worked so hard to make this a success and we are extremely grateful.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the following for their support and donations:
- Ontario Power Generation
- Sunbelt Rentals
- Peacock Lumber
- Mother Parkers (Angie Middleton)
- Frosty Johns
- The Courtyard Restaurant
- 99 King
- Old Newcastle House
- Paton Cartage
- Be.You.tiful Hair Salon (Melissa White)
- Droznik Drones
- Orono Weekly Times
Thanks also to Mike Duhamel for capturing and sharing his video record of the event. Follow his Durham Life Facebook page here.
It was an incredible day and we hope that everyone will consider joining us on January 1, 2024 for the next one!
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