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Participants take part in Courage Polar Bear Dip at Coronation Park in Oakville

Participants take part in Courage Polar Bear Dip at Coronation Park in Oakville, January 1, 2015. This year's edition of the Courage Polar Bear Dip, in which hundreds of participants ran into Lake Ontario in subfreezing temperatures, will raise money for the "Rwanda: Right to Clean Water" project. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SOCIETY)

Polar bear swims ring in 2015

Brave souls in Canada and across the world donned fancy dress (or just their swimsuits) to hop in the water for a chilly swim to welcome the new year. Polar bear dips in Oakville, Ont., English Bay, B.C., Germany, France and England saw dozens come out to frollic in the freezing water, and all appeared to enjoy themselves, despite the temperatures.