Two events on Saturday at two different venues will have residents braving the frigid waters of both Ramsey Lake and Long Lake, but they are all raising money for worthy causes.
The Canadian Cancer Society will play host to its fifth annual Polar Bear Plunge for a Cure on Long Lake.
Last year, the plunge raised more than $12,000. Since its inception, the event has generated more than $30,000.
Frank Grossi, owner and operator of Talos Steel Ltd., has taken on the task of hosting the event. He and his crew are hopeful this year's plunge will raise more than $20,000 alone.
A fun day is planned for everyone who attends, even those who won't be taking the plunge, said the cancer society.
Top fundraisers will win a variety of prizes.
There is a $10 registration fee for all participants. The first plunge takes place noon at 4658 Long Lake Rd.
For more information, visit www.plungeforacure.ca.
Meanwhile, Greater Sudbury Police Service is forging ahead with its inaugural Polar Plunge, in partnership with Laurentian University.
The Polar Plunge allows participants the opportunity to jump into the frigid waters of Ramsey Lake in order to raise awareness for Special Olympics Ontario.
Event registration takes place at 11 a.m., and the Plunge starts at noon.
Participants, who raise money before the event, can show up in costume, accompanied by family, friends and work colleagues for support.
The top fundraiser will receive two tickets to wherever Porter Airlines flies, while second place will win two tickets to a Toronto Maple Leafs game (2014-2015 Season) in addition to a meet and greet with the players.
Visit www.polarplunge.ca or at www.gsps.ca for more information.