Polar Bear Swim on New Year's Day, Halifax, between 1986 and 1988
This annual event started in 1976, when Halifax businessman and cable-television personality Bill Maden and a few friends decided to take a dip in the harbour at Black Rock Beach. The rest, as they say, is history....
Date: between 1986 and 1988
Reference no.: Bill Maden Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3578 no. 42