The Brogue Inn holds annual Polar Bear Dip in Port Credit

Written by: Terence Lankstead
Photo by: Stephen Uhraney, GoodLife Magazine

Many hardy individuals greeted the first morning of 2019 with a bracing dip in Lake Ontario, in Port Credit.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary next year, The Brogue’s Polar Bear Dip was first held to usher in the new millennium. Owner Tommy Donnelly, inspired by a suggestion from his friend, David Emms decided to create their own polar dip to as a fun way to give back by raising money for charity. Past charitable recipients have included Trillium Health Centre, Interim Place and this year’s repeat recipient, Ian Anderson House.

Located on Winston Churchill Boulevard on the Oakville/Mississauga border, according to their website, Ian Anderson house is Ontario’s first in-resident cancer hospice offering without charge, quality end-of-life palliative care in a home-like setting to individuals diagnosed with terminal cancer and a limited life expectancy.