Ok, at least it looks decent. No, it is not going to be 65, but it is not going to be icy, snowy or windy, and there is a 65% chance of NO rain. Remember, you can begin your registration at 9:00 AM at the Visitor Information Center, and we are starting the swim at 11:00 AM! So grab your suit, costume, water wings, friends and loved ones and come on out!
You do not want to miss the 30th Annual Birch Bay Waterslides Polar Bear Swim. It is a fantastic way to kick off 2013 and it is just one heck of a lot of fun. Now the last two years have been great weather, calm seas and enjoyment of the refreshing cool of the waters of Birch Bay. Even if you do not go in the water, you cannot help but get swept up in the fun. As always we will have costume judging, Bay Cafe is providing hot drinks, and the plunge will again be kicked off by our own North Whatcom Fire District when they set off the fire engine sirens right at 11:00.
This truly family friendly event is something everyone can enjoy. You can register for the event beginning at 9:30 AM at the Chamber of Commerce Offices, 7900 Birch Bay Drive, Birch Bay, WA. At 10:30 we will have our Best Costume Show, where you will get to help pick the Best Individual Costume and the Best Group Costume. It seems that many here in Birch Bay think of this as a “Winters Halloween” when it comes to how they dress.
There is one change this year – the Plunge itself will take place at 11:00 AM immediately following the Best Costume Show (instead of 12:00 PM.) The change in time is due to the tide which will be heading out. As in the past, we will have prizes for the Most Years Plunging, Oldest Participant, and Farthest Traveled Participant, but you must be registered to win. And as a reminder, we do not give any award for the Youngest Participant or the Longest in the Water.
The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce is putting the Birch Bay Waterslides Polar Bear Swim on, but it could not happen without the generous support of our sponsors so you want to get out and support them:
- Birch Bay Waterslides – Title Sponsor
- Cottages By The Beach – Silver Sponsor
- BakerBirchBay.Com – Silver Sponsor
- Praise 106.5 – Media Sponsor
- Mike Kent Real Estate – Ring of Fire and Hope Sponsor
- Northwest Cascades – Marketing Sponsor
We will see you there with Brrrr the Bear!