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#21 sebberry

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 10:12 PM

Ok, so who bought, paid for and installed the "Welcome to Greater Victoria" signs, and who decided where to stick them?


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 10:19 PM

Swimming at Dallas Road eh!

The media should do an exit poll to find out how many people REALLY think we need sewage treatment.

 

Tread water over the sewage epicenter it's just like one big vaccination


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 10:33 PM

Those signs have been in place over 2 decades not sure who owns them. The one View Royal should be out at Ice Cream Mtn and the Royal Oak one should be at Wain Rd



#24 Mike K.

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 05:02 AM

Greater Victoria and the Census Metropolitan Are are two different things. I believe the term Greater Victoria literally refers to contiguous urban area which ends in Royal Oak and View Royal (at least it did). What Sidney belongs to is "metropolitan Victoria." I realize we're splitting hairs but the term Greater Victoria does refer to something specific.

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 09:34 AM

Splitting more hairs yet. I grew up here and never considered Royal Oak as the north end...

 

Here is yet a better explanation, which includes Sidney: 

 

https://en.wikipedia...reater_Victoria


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Posted 31 December 2015 - 10:18 AM

 

Tread water over the sewage epicenter it's just like one big vaccination

 

 

Will Mr. Floatie show up?


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#27 todd

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 11:03 AM

Will Mr. Floatie show up?

 

legend states if you tread water for three minutes over the outfall saying "there's no place for the sewage treatment plant" he will appear.



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Posted 31 December 2015 - 02:23 PM

I want to meet this legend guy. He's full of great stories.


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#29 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 03:01 PM

In Victoria, a swim is set for 11 a.m. at Dallas Road bluffs, near the intersection with Cook Street.

 

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 03:02 PM

Swimmers dying to brave the icy waters are also meeting at Taylor Beach in Metchosin at 2 p.m. after a run/walk.

 

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 03:17 PM

Here is a little video action of the Polar Bear Swim: 

 

http://victoriasport...olar-bear-swim/


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#32 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 03:21 PM

Good stuff.  Looks like several hundred.  No permits required.


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#33 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:38 AM

Sidney is on this year, do not see anything else...



#34 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:42 AM

Why don't they just move it to the ocean?

 

Why does it even need to be organized?  Just go do it wherever, it only lasts 15 seconds anyway.


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:16 PM

Polar bear swim coming up!
 

Join the first-ever Esquimalt Lagoon Polar Bear Swim
Oh, the possibilities of a brand new year!
A fresh start for your health and relationship goals, and a chance to turn over a new leaf as the calendar flips to 2018.
More importantly, however, is the opportunity to jump into the nearly frozen salt water with a few hundred strangers. What a bonding experience!
 
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http://victoriabuzz....olar-bear-swim/


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#36 Bingo

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:40 PM

We don't have Polar Bears around here but we do have Sea Lions, Beavers and Humpback Whales, so I think we need to be more creative in our advertising approach.   

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#37 mbjj

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:11 PM

My daughter and I did the Sidney Polar Bear Swim about five years ago. It was a day much like today. It wasn't bad. I was used to going in the ocean from April to around Thanksgiving so had a bit of resistance built up.



#38 Mike K.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 04:54 PM

Did my first polar bear swim yesterday in the Georgia Strait. It wasn’t too bad, but lemme tell ya, if I didn’t have a fire nearby I’d have been hurting right quick.

The interesting thing is I was zonked by that swim. Fell asleep like a rock later that night.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:16 AM

I didn't feel bad after mine. I stood around for quite a while in bikini top and jeans.


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