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It’s Almost Time To Go “Jump In The Lake” For A Good Cause

KAWARTHA LAKES-For the third straight year local residents will be jumping in the lake in support of the Summit Wellness Centre.

“The Jump in the Lake Challenge embodies community spirit. We are absolutely thrilled with how such a small action by a number of people has the ability to transform and inspire a small community,” said organizer Dean Michel. “And despite the cold water, it’s a lot of fun for a fantastic cause.”

The third annual Jump in the Lake Challenge takes place Saturday May 7 at 2pm. In 2021, 40 participants braved chilly Kawartha Lakes waters to raise over $53,000.

This year’s goal is an ambitious one at $100,000.

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

The Summit Wellness Centre is being built in Coboconk and will provide a hub for community health in the Northern Kawartha Lakes. It will 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.

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

 

 

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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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