Snow-themed events New Year’s Day include Boardercross Challenge and Polar Bear Swim

The Williams Lake Rustlers Rugby Football Club is preparing to host its annual Polar Bear Swim on New Year’s Day.

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 are invited to wear a costume for fun.

Bull Mountain Boardercross Challenge back for New Year’s Day

Back by popular demand after a several-year hiatus the Williams Lake Bull Mountain Boardercross Challenge returns for New Year’s Day.

Snowboard and snowskate races are on the menu with a $20 entry fee and cash prizes up for grabs. Snowskate demos will be available.

The event gets underway at the top of the Bull Mountain Hill starting at 11 a.m., however, participants are asked to arrive early to register.

The event is being hosted by Coast Longboarding, Red Shred’s Bike and Board Shed, Cariboo Brewing, Red Tomato Pies, Land Yachtz Skateboards, and LY Snow.

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