2017 Polar Plunge Calgary

On February 25th , Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics presented the Polar Plunge Calgary. 170 plungers braved the frigid waters of Arbour Lake while hundreds of spectators cheered them to plunge into icy glory. This year Calgary raised over $55,000 for Special Olympics Alberta including donations and sponsorships for the event.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: William Huff Advertising and Arbour Lake. Headline Plungers this year included: Calgary Stampeder Alex Singleton, Former Olympic Gymnast Kylie Stone, Calgary Police Service Deputy Chiefs Parhar, Cook, Ritchie and Robitaillie, Tsuu T’ina Police Chief Blake, and Calgary-Hawkwood MLA Michael Connolly.

Congratulations to our top Fundraisers:

Top Individual fundraiser – Gordon Szol

Top Athlete fundraiser – Leonka Kaluha

Top Law Enforcement fundraiser – Kylie Stone, Calgary Police Service

Top Law Enforcement Team fundraisers – Tsuu T’ina Police Blue Bloods

Top Corporate Team fundraiser – Arbour Lake

Top University Team fundraisers – Columbia College-School of Justice

A HUGE THANK  YOU to all those that braved the cold and raised funds for our Athletes!



Law Enforcement Torch Run is Special Olympics' largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle internationally. In Alberta, 18 agencies in 117 communities contribute to LETR efforts annually, not only with events, but as Guardians of the Flame ensuring the delivery of the Special Flame of Hope to the opening ceremony of Provincial Games and sending off our local athletes to National and World Games.

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