The Bon Soo plunge (89 photos, video)Sunday, February 10, 2013 by: Donna Hopper
Our Winter Carnival's crown jewel, the Polar Bear Swim, closed the 50th annual Bon Soo festivities this afternoon at Bellevue Park.
A multitude of brave souls took the plunge into the icy St. Marys River as Mr. Bon Soo and a crowd of curious onlookers cheered them on.
Popular this year were super hero costumes - we spotted Batman, Spider Man, Superman, and Wonder Woman - and the knee-tuck jump.
Sadly, no one attempted a belly-flop.
This year's Polar Bear Swim award winners were:
Oldest male: Raines Guttenberg - 69
Oldest female: Elaine Gowman - 56
Swimmer who travelled the furthest: Alex Heal - Sydney, Australia