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Taking the Polar Plunge
Published: April 5, 2017 by Keiko Katoka
As advertised, members of the Sheridan community got “freezin’ for a reason” on March 23 at Davis Campus for the Polar Plunge. In front of a crowd of cheering onlookers on a brisk afternoon, nearly 40 students, employees and community members stepped up in support of Special Olympics Ontario by jumping into a dumpster filled with water.
Azhar Ali, Davis Campus Executive Vice President at the Sheridan Student Union (SSU) was the student lead on the event and took on the role with enthusiasm. He had been approached by the Peel Regional Police, long-time Polar Plunge supporters, about rallying students and employees to get behind the cause. Working with the Student Affairs Office, Ali and a team of organizers got Sheridan’s first Polar Plunge event off the ground.
“As important as our internal events are at Sheridan, collaborating with external community partners promotes inclusivity, allows us to become allies with these organizations and learn more about what they do,” says Ali. In addition to having the support of the Peel Regional Police and Special Olympics Ontario, the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (OLETR) came forward as a sponsor.
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