2023 Kelowna

Polar Bear Dip

By: Community Recreational Initiatives Society

2023 Kelowna

Polar Bear Dip

By: Community Recreational Initiatives Society

Join us for the 9th annual CRIS Polar Bear Dip!


People facing barriers are often the last to have options, let's ensure everyone has the ability to #getoutside and enjoy beautiful British Columbia!

$14,555 raised of
$25,000 goal
0 donors
0 days left
When
January 1, 2023 1:00 PM PST - January 8, 2023 12:00 AM PST
Where
Tugboat Beach, Waterfront Park, Kelowna, BC  V1Y 9R7

2023 Kelowna

Polar Bear Dip

By: Community Recreational Initiatives Society

Join us for the 9th annual CRIS Polar Bear Dip!


People facing barriers are often the last to have options, let's ensure everyone has the ability to #getoutside and enjoy beautiful British Columbia!

$14,555 raised of
$25,000 goal
0 donors
0 days left
When
January 1, 2023 1:00 PM PST - January 8, 2023 12:00 AM PST
Where
Tugboat Beach, Waterfront Park, Kelowna, BC  V1Y 9R7

It's time to be #FreezinForAReason

Have a 'fresh' start to the new year and support a local charity by joining the 2023 Kelowna Polar Bear Dip!


This year we have a lofty goal of raising $50,000 to fund our programs and necessary adaptive equipment. At CRIS we want to ensure every child, youth, adult, and senior living with a disability of any kind, has the opportunity to access outdoor recreation for the benefit of their physical, mental, and social well-being.


Event information:

January 1st, 1-3pm at Tugboat Beach with the dip happening at 2pm sharp.

Tickets required to participate in the dip, spectators welcome by donation.

Music, prizes, and food trucks will be on site, so come join the party!


*Everyone participating in the dip must register and sign a waiver, so please come early to ensure you don't miss the dip. Pre-registration can be done online through ticket purchasing process.



Who is CRIS?

The Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) is a unique local non-profit organization that serves the Okanagan and provides outdoor recreation programs and opportunities for people of all ages living with disabilities. As British Columbians we all know the value of getting outside and enjoying nature. Whether it’s going for a hike up Knox mountain, kayaking on Kalamalka lake or XC skiing at Telemark, there’s no doubt we live in one of the best areas in the world for outdoor recreation. But these activities can be out of reach for some, which is where we come in. Using our unique adaptive equipment and team of trained support staff and volunteers, we can make these adventures accessible for people living with all kinds of disabilities.


Our 2022 Yearly Impact

955

Clients helped

2128

Hours outside

$8000

Price of a Trailrider

(Adpative hiking equipment)

$4000

Price of a tandem bicycle

Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a way to donate without participating in the dip?

Of course! There is a donate button beside the button to register and you can select the amount you would like to contribute towards our fundraiser. Any amount is appreciated and goes directly towards supporting CRIS adventures and operations.

Who is 'CRIS' and what services do you provide?

Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) is charitable non-profit organization that serves the Okanagan and provides outdoor recreation opportunities for people with physical, cognitive, sensory and other disabilities. We are focused on breaking down barriers to outdoor recreation and are fuelled by a team of dedicated volunteers with a commitment to the well-being of the community. CRIS is a pioneer in adaptive recreation and offers programs tailored to the needs of clients - from the beginner explorer to the seasoned wilderness enthusiast!

Where can I find out more about your organization?

Visit us online at crisadaptive.ca

Will I get a tax receipt?

Yes, all tickets and donations are tax deductible.Trellis automatically emails a tax receipt so if you have not received one after completing your donation, please check your spam folder.

I'd like to be a sponsor. Who do I contact?

Great! Contact CRISPolarBearDip@gmail.com for our corporate sponsorship package.

I need help to do the dip. Can CRIS Adaptive provide support?

Absolutely! Simply email admin@adaptiveadventures.ca by December 29th and we can make sure we have a volunteer and any adaptive equipment necessary on hand.

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Community Recreational Initiatives Society
Community Recreational Initiatives Society breaks down barriers by providing accessible outdoor recreation opportunities for people of all ages with physical, cognitive, sensory, or other disabilities.
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