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Polar Bear Dippers ring in a new decade and bring clean water to communities in Rwanda

Courage Polar Bear Dip surpasses fundraising target of $120,000 for World Vision's clean water projectsMISSISSAUGA, Jan. 1, 2020 /CNW/ -A Thousands of excited spectators descended on Bronte Beach in Oakville today to cheer on the over 700 courageous dippers as they took the icy plunge into Lake Ontario and a new decade, with a goal of raising funds for World Vision's clean water projects in Rwanda.Participants surpassed the fundraising target of $120,000, raising over $125,000 with donations still coming in.This year marked the 35th time that Todd and Trent Courage, along with their team of brave supporters, have plunged into the frigid waters on New Year's Day, and the 25th year of partnering with World Vision."The commitment the Courage Brothers show by holding this event year after year is so inspiring and we are honoured to partner with them," said Sumair Mirza, Chief Operating Officer at World Vision Canada and second time dipper. "Over 600 million people in the world lack access to clean water, and the funds raised today will assist communities in Rwanda to address that."
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