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