Plunge Preview Leads To Soggy, Shivering Saints

January 25th was an eventful one for law and emergency service program students at St. Clair.

A hundred or so of them – and some of their professors – helped to kick off the annual local staging of the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics by participating in a blizzardy "slip 'n' slide" on the softball diamond at main campus. The frigid festivities previewed the actual Plunge (jumping into an icy pool) that will take place at the downtown Aquatic Centre on the evening of February 24.

St. Clair – a long-time partner with local law enforcement agencies in the staging of the Polar Plunge – also kicked off the fundraising for this year's event. The Student Representative Council and Saints Student Athletic Association each announced donations of $2,500 to the charity, while the Alumni Association contributed $10,000.

In the nine years that St. Clair has been partnering with police forces to stage the event, the local Plunge has raised over a quarter-million dollars for Special Olympics. This year's fundraising goal if $50,000.

For information about the Polar Plunge – how to participate in it as a diver, and to donate – go to

Before the slip 'n' slide craziness (or after they'd dried off), law and emergency service program students had the opportunity to job-search at a first responder employment fair in the Zekelman Academic Tower, staged by the college's Career Services office.