An image from the 2019 Polar Bear Swim fundraiser. This year’s event is postponed due to weather. Photo: Rand Al-Hashmy

An image from the 2019 Polar Bear Swim fundraiser. This year’s event is postponed due to weather. Photo: Rand Al-Hashmy

Nelson Polar Bear Swim postponed due to weather

Very low temperatures are forecast for the weekend

The annual Polar Bear Swim has been postponed due to the very cold temperatures forecast for the weekend.

The event’s sponsors, Kootenay Co-op Radio and Friends of Kootenay Lake, made the announcement today in a news release.

“Both organizations really want to be able to bring together the community for this family-friendly and fun event, and we will be announcing further information by the end of the next week,” they said.

To watch for the new date, visit www.nelsonpolarbear.com or follow Kootenay Co-op Radio or Friends of Kootenay Lake on their social media.