The annual Polar Bear Dip is a success, raising $59,000 for World Vision Canada. This follows Toronto’s proud tradition of really, really bloody stupid stunts for charity, like the Great Canadian Tack-Eating Contest of 1958 and the Who Needs A Parachute? First Canadian Place Jump-Off of 1971.
Oscar Peterson memorial concert to be held next week. The concert will feature speeches by Bob Rae and Michaëlle Jean. Because when you think jazz, you think speeches by Bob Rae and Michaëlle Jean.
Pakistani elections delayed to February 18th in wake of Benazir Bhutto’s death. Pakistani political parties all agree that they need additional time to rig the elections after the chaos of Bhutto’s assassination.
John Edwards’s campaign is surging in Iowa, just in time for the Iowa caucuses tomorrow. On the other hand, not surging: Dennis “The Keebler Elf Of Politics” Kucinich.
Finally, 2007 was the year of Facebook in Canada, a recent study shows, with half of Canadian web users now possessing Facebook accounts and Toronto alone having over a million people join the site last year. What the study doesn’t mention, though, is that ninety percent of them joined only to play Scrabble.
Photo by BokehMonster from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.