Welcome to the Polar Plunge for BEL Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Bridgenorth-Ennismore-Lakefield

Welcome to the BEL Rotary 41st Annual Polar Plunge Donation Site 

Given the challanges over the past year, in 2021 we will be holding the "Pandemic Plunge" over the first seven days of Feburary. 

The tradition of the BEL Rotary Polar Plunge will continue, but with a twist.  With respect to the county health regulations and with the concern for the health and safely of all, we will not be gathering by the shores of Chemong Lake.  Plungers will “plunge, frolic or splash” in a kiddie pool in their own yard, make a snow angel or pour a bucket of ice water over their body in an attempt to emulate the polar plunge.  You will then take a video and send it to BEL Rotary to be included on our social media platforms.

All registration and pledges will be done on line through this site. Groups will have until Feb 1st to register.  Plungers must have a minimum $100 in pledges to participate. “Plunging” in whatever form it takes must happen between February 1st and 7th.  If you don’t have a kiddie pool, with your $100 in pledges, BEL Rotary will provide one. 

Please contact Mike Richardson at 705 872 1624 if you need one.

The theme is “The Pandemic Polar Plunge” and the goal is to have fun in the face of the pandemic and raise money for your favorite charity and the work of BEL Rotary.  As in other years it will be a 50/50 split.


We thank you for your past participation.  Thanks to you we have been able to support our community.  Since March our club has purchased PPEs for front line workers, provided meals to the staff and residence of the Youth Emergency Shelter, treats for residents and workers in long term care facilities, supported the Bridgenorth and Lakefield Food Banks, provided the makings of Thanksgiving dinner to many of our community members and provided the “gift of Christmas” to local families through the Adopt a Family Program. 

This is all possible thanks to the support of our community.

Over the past 40 years we have raised hundreds of thosands of dollars for for charities and local organizations. Please join us and support your community.


Is your Charity of choice not listed? Send an email to our Rotary Club and they will be added. 

Please see our FAQ page as this may answer some of your questions.

Happy plunging!








Our goal: $15,000.00
Total raised this year: $23,792.00

We are at 158.6% of our goal!

  Community Leader Board


Participant Amount
Jim Marsden$4180.00
Bryn Styles$2675.00
Wayne Harding$2650.00
Cheryl Hoddy$1885.00
Brian & Dorothy Menton$1596.00
Jennifer Jones$1350.00
Lynne Chant$950.00
Valarie Wafer$850.00
Kimberley WHYNOT$756.00
Dean Rohrs$725.00
Shannon Sygusch$675.00
tony davidson$675.00
Susan Davidson$650.00
Joan Hudson$645.00
Michael Davidson$550.00
Nicole Van Stone$525.00
Linda Lytle$440.00
Mike Richardson$410.00
Alexander Darmonkow$225.00
DM Wills$175.00

Top Teams

Team Amount
Canadian Rotary Leader Plunge$5600.00
Camp Kawartha Rotary Angels$4640.00
The Cystic Fibrosis Annihilators of 2021$1885.00
The Davidson Dippers$1875.00
Menton Arctic Angels$1596.00
FROZEN SEA-gusches$1000.00
Rotaract Club of Peterborough$490.00
Richardson Flakey Plungers$410.00
DM Wills Warriors$175.00

Additional Information Regarding Pledges

The suggested minimum donation is $20.00, but we appreciate any contribution you can make. Plungers are required to raise a minimum of $100.00 each in order to plunge. 

All donation amounts are shared between the participant or team's registered charity of choice (50%) and the Rotary Club of Bridgenorth-Ennismore-Lakefield (50%)

All donations are made in Canadian Dollars (CAD) Minimum donation required for a charitable receipt is $50.00.

There are no refunds on any donations made.



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