The Williams Lake Rustlers Rugby Football Club is preparing to host its annual Polar Bear Swim on New Year’s Day.
Scheduled for noon on Jan. 1 at Scout Island, the event is a fundraiser for youth rugby in the community with all proceeds going to the program.
Pledges are collected prior to the swim by members of the youth rugby program in the lakecity.
There will be prizes for oldest and youngest swimmers and highest pledge earning.
Participants are asked to bring a towel, a warm change of clothes and invited to wear a costume for fun.
Canada sixth at Dubai Sevens
Canada’s Women’s Sevens team, along with Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi, finished in sixth place at the Dubai Sevens World Series event after a 24-19 extra time loss to New Zealand in the Plate Final earlier this month.
With Canada trailing 19-12 it was Moleschi who found a gap in the New Zealand defence to tie the match up and send it to extra time.
It was just the second time in the last 14 events Canada has finished outside the top four.
Moleschi, who helped Canada advance to the Plate Final with a try in a 21-12 win over Spain, and the team are preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.