Approximately 35 daring residents waded into the chilly Arctic Ocean water during a polar bear dip on Aug. 4.
The first 30 people to get wet received a towel with “Resolute Polar Dip 2019” embossed on it. The Hamlet of Resolute sponsored the event and had the towels made for the occasion.
After spending a few minutes – or seconds – in the water, participants were welcomed to gather around a bonfire on the shore that afternoon, which was around 7 C.
“It was done as a fun day for the community,” said Kimberley Young, Resolute’s senior administrative officer.
Those who got involved were watched by a marine observer: a beluga whale swam nearby, about 30 metres from shore.
“Everybody walked down that way to go see it,” said Young. “It was pretty cool, actually.”