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Some may call them brave. Others call them crazy. Everyone calls the event fun. The 51st annual Bon Soo Winter Carnival wrapped this afternoon with the festival's crown jewel, the Polar Bear Swim.
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Some may call them brave.

Others call them crazy.

Everyone calls the event fun.

The 51st annual Bon Soo Winter Carnival wrapped this afternoon with the festival's crown jewel, the Polar Bear Swim.

More than 200 brave/crazy people took the icy plunge into the St. Marys River at Bellevue Park on this sunny day.

We saw belly-flops, we saw cannon balls, Mr. Bon Soo got lots of love, and we're sure everyone will agree that the small but tenacious group of Japanese students win winter.

Taking the their chilly dip not once but twice, the lads paused to pose for the cameras, proudly displaying their frozen Japanese flag before heading to the hot tub.

For those of you who have just about had it with the cold, Environment Canada is calling for slightly warmer temperatures later this coming week.

Monday

Increasing cloudiness. Periods of light snow beginning late in the afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h in the morning. High minus 10. Wind chill minus 25 in the morning.

Monday night

Snow ending before morning then cloudy. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind southeast 30 km/h becoming light early in the evening. Temperature steady near minus 11.

Tuesday

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. High minus 2.

Wednesday

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 4. High minus 2.

Thursday

Periods of snow. Low minus 6. High plus 1.

Friday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 5. High minus 2.

Saturday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 10. High minus 4.



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Donna Hopper

About the Author: Donna Hopper

Donna Hopper has been a photojournalist with SooToday since 2007, and her passion for music motivates her to focus on area arts, entertainment and community events.
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