Hundreds take plunge in Parksville’s Polar Bear Splash 2023

The 2023 Polar Bear Splash saw a good turnout at Parksville Beach on Jan. 1. (Kevin Forsyth photo)The 2023 Polar Bear Splash saw a good turnout at Parksville Beach on Jan. 1. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
The 2023 Polar Bear Splash saw a good turnout at Parksville Beach on Jan. 1. (Kevin Forsyth photo)The 2023 Polar Bear Splash saw a good turnout at Parksville Beach on Jan. 1. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
The 2023 Polar Bear Splash saw a good turnout at Parksville Beach on Jan. 1. (Kevin Forsyth photo)The 2023 Polar Bear Splash saw a good turnout at Parksville Beach on Jan. 1. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
The 2023 Polar Bear Splash saw a good turnout at Parksville Beach on Jan. 1. (Kevin Forsyth photo)The 2023 Polar Bear Splash saw a good turnout at Parksville Beach on Jan. 1. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
The 2023 Polar Bear Splash saw a good turnout at Parksville Beach on Jan. 1. (Kevin Forsyth photo)The 2023 Polar Bear Splash saw a good turnout at Parksville Beach on Jan. 1. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
The 2023 Polar Bear Splash saw a good turnout at Parksville Beach on Jan. 1. (Kevin Forsyth photo)The 2023 Polar Bear Splash saw a good turnout at Parksville Beach on Jan. 1. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Hundreds of residents turned out to jump into the frigid waters at Parksville Community Park beach on Jan. 1.

The popular annual Polar Bear Splash, hosted by the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), saw brave participants jump into the water at noon.

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue (ASAR) members were on hand to provide assistance if needed, as was the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department.

— NEWS Staff

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