Nova Scotia Archives

Halifax and Its People / 1749-1999

Polar Bear Swim on New Year's Day, Halifax, between 1986 and 1988

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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....

Photographer: Wamboldt-Waterfield

Date: between 1986 and 1988

Reference no.: Bill Maden Nova Scotia Archives  MG 1 vol. 3578 no. 42