Polar Bear Dip: Supporting Seneca Students

by Begimay Koigeldi

Seneca College is gearing up for its 10th annual Polar Bear Dip, an event that has become a tradition for staff, students, alumni, and partners alike. Scheduled for March 6 at 12 p.m, this year’s dip promises to be bigger and better than ever as participants brave the icy waters to raise money for the Campaign for Students.

The Polar Bear Dip is not just about taking a chilly plunge, it’s about making a difference in the lives of Seneca students. Every year, funds raised from this event go directly towards supporting student financial aid initiatives, ensuring that all students have the resources they need to succeed in their education.

Traditionally held at the Seneca King campus, this year’s dip will take place at the Newnham campus (Don Mills and Finch), allowing for greater participation and involvement from the entire Seneca community. The goal? To raise an impressive $15,000, with over $5,000 already secured in donations.

Information for challengers:
  • Register using the ‘Register‘ button and select the appropriate participation type for your challenge
  • Personalize your fundraising page with a photo and share your reason for accepting the challenge
  • Your online page makes collecting donations easy, each challenger must raise $100 minimum total to participate
  • The more money you raise, the more prizes you win
  • Ice Bucket Challengers must submit their challenge recording by Feb. 14 to be featured in the video
  • Polar Bear Dippers must have a buddy accompany them on March 6 to help them at the dunk tank and provide a towel after the dip
  • The last day for fundraising will be Sunday, March 10

The Polar Bear Dip is more than just a fundraising event, it’s a testament to the spirit of community and generosity that defines Seneca College. By coming together to support student financial aid, we can make a real difference in the lives of our fellow students and help them achieve their academic goals.

So, grab your swimsuit, gather your friends, and join us for a dip that’s sure to warm your heart—even if the water is freezing!

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