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Jump In The Lake And Support The Wellness Centre In Coboconk

KAWARTHA LAKES-The second annual Jump in the Lake Challenge takes place this Saturday May 1 at 2pm.

Unlike organized Polar Bear dips that happen in one central location, this event promotes social distancing and takes place off each participant’s own dock, or waterfront location of their choice.

In 2020, local residents Dean Michel and Jennifer Bacon created the fun campaign to raise funds and awareness. More than 20 people braved the cold spring water, raising upwards of $15,000 for the Coboconk And Area Food Bank.

This year’s Challenge is in support of the The Wellness Centre in Coboconk.

The new Wellness Centre will provide a hub for community health in the Northern Kawartha Lakes and could include more doctors, after-hours care, physiotherapy, dental, a community meeting space, and other complementary services that will benefit both full-time and seasonal residents.

The goal this year was 25,000 which they have already surpassed in donations! Help keep up the momentum!

To join the challenge as a participant or donor visit:http://kawarthalakeside.com

 

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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