Officer takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC

Prince Rupert

2023-02-09 09:27 PST

The Prince Rupert RCMP is proud to take a "plunge" into fundraising effort with the local chapter of Special Olympics BC.

A polar bear diving, with the text "Polar Plunge" next to him
Polar Plunge Logo

The Polar Plunge campaign helps raise funds for Special Olympics BC and the programs they so proudly run. Programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities include: sport, youth and health programs which help empower participants, teach them life skills and have fun.

Although the event doesn't officially start until February 18th, and runs until March 4th, Cst. Brody Hemrich could not wait to plunge into some icy water for a good cause.

Cst. Hemrich jumping into water in his uniform
Cst. Hemrich takes the plunge off RCMP boat "Tulk" into Seal Cove.

"Being invited to join in this event meant a lot to me," Cst. Hemrich said, "the work Special Olympics BC does with its athletes is incredible, they provide opportunities for their participants to experience the joys and excitement of sport, and for me sports have been such a huge part of my life, I know how large an impact participation in sport can have in someone's life."

Cst. Hemrich climbing out of the water with his uniform soaked from the water
Cst. Hemrich climbing back into the boat after being in the cold water.

A video of Cst. Hemrich's plunge will be available on the Prince Rupert RCMP's Facebook page. In the video Cst. Hemrich challenges the Terrace RCMP and Kitimat RCMP, but due to his impending plunge into the water he forgot to challenge the West Coast Marine RCMP unit to also take the plunge for this great cause.

According to the Polar Plunge information page joining an event is easy:

  1. Register
  2. Funraise
  3. #Plunge4SOBC (Post your creative costumes or creative way you take the plunge)
  4. Share

You can even register as an individual or create your own team.

To donate to Prince Rupert's chapter of the Special Olympic BC fundraiser please visit: SOBC - Prince Rupert Surfin Serpents page

Special Olympics BC logo
Special Olympics BC logo


Released by:

Cst. Brody Hemrich
Media Relations Officer
Prince Rupert Detachment


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