Blog Posts tagged with: Special Olympics Nova Scotia

Shhhhh!! Announcing a Quiet Zone on the Route this Year

We are introducing a “Quiet Zone” on the route this year.  This will be on Caldwell Road between Cow Bay Road and Shore Road.  On this portion of the route, drivers will refrain from blowing their horns, playing loud music, etc.  We hope this will create an opportunity for families who may have members who are bothered by the loud noise to come out and enjoy the Convoy.  We cannot guarantee silence but we will do our utmost to encourage drivers to minimize the noise for these few blocks.

To learn more about the Truck Convoy visit

Top Fundraiser Prize

Check out this Halifax Mooseheads prize package

Mooseheads prize package for Halifax Polar Plunge 2020A signed game worn jersey and a signed hockey stick will go to the Top Individual Fundraiser at the #HalifaxPolarPlunge! 🏒💦❄️

Who might be the Top Individual Fundraiser? Check out the leaderboard here.

Help your favourite BRRRave plunger win this prize by donating to their pledge page  today!

A fundraiser in support of Special Olympics Nova Scotia
#inclusion #sport #community #FreezinForAReason#BecauseSportMatters

Tips for our BRRave Plungers

Are You BRRave Enough? #PolarPlunge

Thank you for being a BRRRave Plunger! You and many others brave plungers have raised nearly $12,000 so far!  The plunge is in just a few weeks. We still have a way to go to reach the $20,000 goal.

Please read on for some easy tips on how to boost your pledges and win great prizes!

Because Sport Matters

If each plunger raised $500 each, the 2020 Polar Plunge would be the most successful EVER!

Your pledges help Special Olympics athletes across Nova Scotia train hard, achieve their personal best and build an incredible community around them of coaches, volunteers and fellow athletes. Some of these amazing athletes just returned from the National Winter Games in Thunder Bay!

Use the Power of FaceBook to Get Donations

Halifax Polar PlungeIn just a few simple steps, you can use the power of FaceBook to create an easy place for friends and family near and far to donate to your plunge page! And even better, 100% of the pledges go to Special Olympics because FaceBook does not charge a fee.

  1. Start a new post on FaceBook and click on the Feeling/Activity button
  2. Scroll down to Supporting
  3. Type Special Olympics Society of Nova Scotia in the search box and select it from the list
  4. Choose a cover image and add your personal message
  5. Click Create and choose your sharing options to spread the word!

It’s so Easy to Collect Pledges
Try our 10-Day Plan:

Day 1 Sponsor yourself for $25 $25 $25
Day 2 Ask 3 family members to match your donation of $25 $75 $100
Day 3 Ask your best friend to sponsor you for $25 $25 $125
Day 4 Ask your boss for a contribution of $25 $25 $150
Day 5 Ask 5 local friends to sponsor you $10 each $50 $200
Day 6 Ask 5 out of town friends to sponsor you $10 each $50 $250
Day 7 Ask 5 businesses you frequent (barber, salon, dry cleaner, dentist, restaurant) to sponsor you $10 each $50 $300
Day 8 Ask 5 co-workers to sponsor you $10 each $50 $350
Day 9 Ask 5 neighbours to sponsor you $10 each $50 $400
Day 10 Ask 10 people from your social club/church/temple, etc to sponsor you $10 each $50 $500

Remember to share with your friends and family that they are helping to provide valuable year-round sport training and competition for over 2,500 Nova Scotian children and adults with an intellectual disability. Plus donations $20 and over will receive a tax-deductible receipt.

Did we mention the #free hot coffee and hot chocolate?

Free Goodies for Plungers!

Every Plunger gets a cozy Polar Plunge Toque. And there’s more:
Raise $150: Receive a warm Polar Plunge Towel
Raise $250: Receive an entry into a very special prize draw and a Polar Plunge Towel
Raise $500: All of the above and receive your registration for free (general public)

There will also be a fabulous prize for the Top Fundraiser. More details to come!

Building a lifetime of sport and health

#inclusion #sport #community #FreezinForAReason #BecauseSportMatters

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We post, post, and post some more on social media!

Get the very latest updates on the the Halifax Polar Plunge at FaceBook and Twitter. We throw shout-outs to all the plungers as they register. Find your favorite BRRRave #PolarPlunger and share the posts! You’re helping share the message of #SpecialOlympics every time you like and share.

#inclusion #sport #whyweplunge #freezinforareason

Teams – You Get a Special Rate!

Register your team today – as many team members as you can DARE! Be BRRRave! Register Your Team Name Here and Take the Plunge in March – Register Today! No limit to the team members! And for teams that raise $150 per member in pledges, you will each get a free exclusive Polar Plunge towel!

Join the other teams from across Nova Scotia who are BRRRave enough to plunge for Special Olympics Nova Scotia Athletes.

Why Polar Plunge?

When so many people dress up is some of the most imaginable outfits possible and queue up to jump slide into  ice water on a day where the thermometer is reading less than WARM, you can’t help but ask yourself WHY?


WHY would someone choose to expose themselves to such great discomfort?  The elements are one thing, the aftershock of hitting that water and then climbing out onto a ladder and exiting the pool as you run 500 feet to change into something warm, is another.


And that reason is the over 2500 Special Olympics athletes in Nova Scotia that are enrolled in Special Olympics programs.  For the athletes, and their families, Special Olympics is not just sport.  It is the one constant they know will always be present in an uncertain world.  A constant where you can relate to peers and your child is accepted unconditionally.  Where everyone can relax and feel at ease in all conditions.

Prize winners - best costumes

The very first year,  the Nova Scotia Law Enforcement Torch Run (NSLETR) wanted to do something to help further the efforts of Special Olympics in Nova Scotia.  Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the NSLETR Zone 1 members and local support, on March 4th 2017 we executed the 1st Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Nova Scotia. With our dedicated plungers, we now raise an average of $20,000 annually for Special Olympics Nova Scotia.

Special thanks to each and every plunger who helps us make Polar Plunge a success.  If you have a chance to see an athlete compete, excel, achieve, or just smile…know you are the reason WHY.


We hope to see you all next year.

NSLETR Polar Plunge returns March 28th

The ever popular Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Nova Scotia  returns on March 28th, 2020.


Join us at Parade Square in Halifax for that amazing twin-slide into a pool of frosty water, more great prizes and costumes sure to delight.  Registration will be open soon, but for now….mark March 28th on your calendars. Plan to be a part of the nation’s largest growing Polar Plunge with your local LETR for a great charity – Special Olympics. #freezinforareason