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Scene: Polar Bear Dip

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WHERE: Sunnyside Beach

WHEN: January 1, 12:00 p.m.

WHAT: In an annual tradition, Habitat for Humanity summoned brave Torontonians to take an icy plunge into Lake Ontario, a fundraising effort with a frosty twist. Organizers had hoped for 300 participants and more than 360 intrepid swimmers showed up; a final tally of the money raised will be released soon. Since 2006, the polar bear dip has raised in excess of $88,000.

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