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Top 7 moments from this year’s Polar Dip for WWF

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Last week, nearly 100 people took on one of Canada’s coldest challenges and plunged into the 2°C waters of Lake Ontario. WWF-Canada’s 3rd annual polar dip raised over $50,000 for Arctic conservation. Here are the top moments.

1. Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s CFO, Linda Sampson and 17 of her bravest employees make polar dipping look way too easy! With over $15,000 raised, they are the top fundraiser so far. Can you spot “Elvis,” the rainbow ballerina and a panda in the water?

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2. The new president of Coca-Cola Ltd, Frenchman Christian Polge from France, dipped as part of his initiation to Canada. He enjoyed it so much he dipped twice. He was joined by 12 employees and collectively they raised over $14,000 for WWF’s Arctic conservation efforts.

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3. The veteran dippers from HP Inc. have endured not one, not two but THREE polar dips. This year, they took it beyond the office walls and invited family to join in the fun. Here is 13 year old Faisal Hussein our youngest dipper.

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4. Team Bullfrog is always up for a challenge in support of WWF. Alongside HP Inc., they make light work of their third polar dip.

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5. Who in their right mind would do the polar dip on their vacation day? Why, that would be team IESO! Here is their green champion Mike Robertson chilling out in Lake Ontario on his afternoon off.

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6. WWF-Canada’s own President and CEO, David Miller, along with Lloyd Bryant, retired head of HP Canada and current WWF board member, who took the plunge in style.

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7. And most importantly, the reason why we all dip: to support our Arctic conservation efforts and plan for a healthy future.

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) swimming in the water in front of an iceberg, Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean, Alaska. © naturepl.com / Steven Kazlowski / WWF

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) swimming in the water in front of an iceberg, Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean, Alaska. © naturepl.com / Steven Kazlowski / WWF

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