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CVA 371-836 - The Polar Bear Club about to go for a swim on New Years Day - 1939 The Polar Bear Swim: New Year’s Day at English Bay

The Polar Bear Club about to go for a swim on New Years Day, 1939. (CoV Archives)  Curglaff: the shock felt in bathing when one first plunges into cold water. (This public space ‘word of the day’ comes courtesy of... Continue reading »

January 1, 2016   |   0 comments
Polar Bear Swim, 2011 (by Michael Kalus) The 2014 Polar Bear Swim – New Year’s Day at English Bay

Polar Bear Swim, 2011. Photo by Michael Kalus Curglaff. The shock felt in bathing when one first plunges into cold water. (This public space ‘word of the day’ comes courtesy of John Jamiesons’s Etymological Scottish Dictionary, 1808. As reported in... Continue reading »

January 1, 2014   |   0 comments
MRs Macquarie's Point Happy New Year – 2010 in review…

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world… a crowd gathers for New Year’s celebrations at Mrs Macquerie’s Point in Sydney Australia. Submitted by VPSN member Lisa M. A late year greeting to all of you from the gang at... Continue reading »

December 31, 2010   |   0 comments