Great Canadian Chill raises money Jan. 1 to fight children’s cancer
Looking for a little adventure to start off 2011? The Sears Great Canadian Chill is a brand new event, to take place on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at Britannia Beach along the Ottawa River in the city’s west end.
You can help welcome in the New Year by raising money to stop kids’ cancer COLD!
Solicit pledges and friends to cheer you on, then take a running plunge into the icy waters of the Ottawa River. What a way to start the year!
This is a new event, scheduled for Ottawa and Toronto in 2011 and more Canadian cities in the future. It’s sure to become a great annual event so why not check out its inaugural run?
Registration takes place at 12:00 noon on New Year’s Day and the plunge itself is at 1:30pm. Don’t forget the costume contest — have fun with it!
The money raised will benefit the Sears Foundation, which funds 17 oncology centers both provincially and nationally. All donations and pledges of $20 or more are eligible for tax receipts which will be emailed or mailed to you within two weeks of when your donation is made online or in-person, respectively.