NS Harbour Swim and Canada 150

This fall the Provincial United Way campaign is helping Canada celebrate its 150th birthday.

On Thursday, September 7th, 150 fearless fundraising swimmers will plunge into Halifax Harbour where, one stroke at a time, they will engage in harbor hopping, United Way Style!

And YOU could be one of them!

We are reaching out to swimmers across the province to invite you to celebrate this unique opportunity with us.
Swim Logistics:
Ø The swim check in will be between 9 and 11am at a designated spot on the Halifax Waterfront which we will confirm.
Ø The meeting point will be near Bishop’s Landing on the Halifax Waterfront where you will be transported via boat to the swim start near the Woodside Ferry Terminal.
Ø The swim will commence close to noon and swimmers will proceed a distance of 1600 metres back to Bishop’s Landing.
Ø There will be lifeguards on paddle boards and rescue boats patrolling the harbour.
Ø Each participant will receive a custom swim cap and a baseball style cap to commemorate the NS Harbour Swim and Canada 150
Ø There will be numerous media outlets onsite and photographers accompanying during the swim.
Ø Afterwards we will be posing for a group picture.
Wetsuits recommended.

If you’re interested, send your name to Mary Lou Burke at marylou.burke@novascotia.ca by end of day Friday June 16th. Once we reach 150 swimmers we will create a waiting list.

All you need is two things to qualify:
– To be able to swim 1500 metres in 40 minutes
– To be able to raise $150 in pledges

More information will be made available to those who register after June 16th.

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