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Polar Bear Swim at English Bay (1:30pm)

  • Jan 1, 2014 · 1:30 PM
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Hello Newcomers,

Who likes to swim in the freezing ocean on 1st January? Nobody, I know, and yet there are a few 'nutcases' doing a Polar Bear Swim on 1st January at English Bay and we can watch them suffer for free. And you can even join for free and maybe win the race. If you do win, I buy you dinner. If you're not that ambitious, join me at 1.30 pm in front of Starbucks at English Bay on Davie street and let's have fun watching half-naked people being very brave. The race starts at 2.30 pm, but I suggest to get there a bit early to get a good spot as it's gonna be crazy crowded.
It's gonna be real fun, you wouldn't wanna miss that and afterwards we could grab some hot drink or so.

Check it out here: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/polar-bear-swim.aspx

Looking forward to seeing you on the beach kicking out first day of New Year 2014 with Vancouver Polar Bear Swim.

Dress-code: Swimsuit ;)

See you soon people:)
Lucia

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  • Gun

    Great pics Vincent

    January 3, 2014

  • Geeking C.

    It's my first time to join NEW COMER meetup. Nice to meet so many wonderful friends here, It's a good start for my 2014 and new future in Vancouver. Special thanks to Lucia for the organizing...Althrough I cannot not find her pretty yellow-white-pink stripes HAT again in such crowlding space after our last photoshot at front of Cactus Club Cafe. Hope can see all of you again someday...

    January 2, 2014

  • Geeking C.

    No matter if swim or not, take a photo in swimsuit together side by English bay at the first day of 2014 could be a good memory. My friend Randy and I will be there.

    January 1, 2014

    • Gisela

      Hi there! Everybody was asking for you, where did you and your friends go? Great pics. Hopefully see you around!

      January 1, 2014

    • Geeking C.

      I cannot find all of you after last photoshot at front of Cactus Club cafe, then I walk and swim alone. It's lucky to meet two of our team at Burrard and Davie street while I were walking back home, they said rest of meetup member went to restaurant together. By the way your address gmb044 had been rejected and gmbo44 is tested but in processing wothout response yet. "0(zero)" or "o"?

      January 2, 2014

  • Vincent

    Hey, big thanks to Lucia for the organization
    Nice time with you guys!!!

    January 1, 2014

    • Gisela

      Yeah, you are right, Vincent. Thanks Lucia, well done!

      January 1, 2014

    • Gun

      Umm... now if I dont thank Lucia, would I be a bad person? but I don't want to give in to the peer pressure.

      January 1, 2014

  • Gisela

    I am so glad to be part of the group and have the opportunity to participate in this kind of event with great people like you guys.Hopefully, see you around soon. Happy New Year! Welcome 2014!

    January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    wahou, how can I say that, well you know, I mean that... anyway you can easily understand that it's not really the better place to go and become brown skin. but you have to try it aty least once in your life

    January 1, 2014

    • Gisela

      Well done, you did it!

      January 1, 2014

  • Gun

    Who's gonna go in the water with me?

    December 22, 2013

    • Gun

      Awesome!

      December 30, 2013

    • Gisela

      Great event! Thanks for the idea.

      January 1, 2014

  • Maria

    I ll swim:) insenity is a new normality :)

    2 · December 28, 2013

    • Gisela

      Well done!

      January 1, 2014

  • Z..Azi.Bar

    How find group? We be there at 2

    January 1, 2014

  • Richard

    A bit "tired" from last night

    January 1, 2014

    • Richard

      That's why I stopped organizing ;)

      January 1, 2014

  • Richard

    I'll be the official land photographer.

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • francesca

    wow, it is crazy

    December 30, 2013

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