RCMP officers in Maple Ridge take a polar plunge for BC Special Olympics. (Special to The News)

RCMP officers in Maple Ridge take a polar plunge for BC Special Olympics. (Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows RCMP post polar plunge video

Raising money in support of Special Olympics

The Ridge Meadows RCMP took a polar plunge in support of Special Olympics B.C. this week, and posted a video in social media.

Freezin’ For A Reason is a continental effort that sees police detachments and other groups and individuals across North America take a polar plunge, many of which are posted in social media, in support of Special Olympics athletes.

The one minute video shows the local officers plunge into Alouette Lake, many clad in RCMP water wings and grass skirts.

Individuals in B.C. who raise at least $75, or $50 for students can win a toque or tote bag, and there are better prizes for high fundraising totals. For information, see the specialolympics.ca website.

The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics runs from March 5-20.

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