Isaac McNeill, the product specialist at Heartland Ford, took part in Edmonton’s annual Polar Plunge.
The event this past Sunday (Jan.28) helps raise money for Special Olympics Alberta.
It was very invigorating,” said McNeill. “The water was actually a lot warmer than the air itself. I walked around for 20 minutes before getting in the water in just my shorts to try and acclimatize myself.”
Around 175 plungers braved -18 C temperatures and raised over $70,000, McNeill raised $2,150 alone.
I said whoever donates the most gets the joys of picking what I wear,” added McNeill. “They chose the lovely bright green Borat suit, the mankini as it’s called. Luckily, it was a family event so I had to have shorts on underneath.”
Special Olympics Alberta supports and gives opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Their goal is to inspire people and to better the lives of people with disabilities.
I have a son who happens to have special needs,” said McNeill. “I thought I’ve sat back and watched my friends and ex-coworkers raise money for a great cause far too long, it’s time to actually take the plunge and do it myself.”
A video of Isaac McNeill’s polar plunge can be seen below.

More Local News

Inter Pipeline still on time and budget after big move

Inter Pipeline’s $3.5-billion petrochemical complex continues to move along smoothly.

Jessica Littlewood staying put as NDP nominee

Current Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood is sticking around.

Local MLA not seeking re-election

Strathcona-Sherwood Park MLA Estefania Cortes-Vargas will not be seeking re-election this year.

Around 2,200 vehicles to convoy through Fort Sask Tuesday

Tuesday's (Jan.22) drive could get interesting.

Dr. Vincenzo Visconti gets permanent ban in Alberta

A local doctor has been ousted in Alberta.

Fort Sask not using calcium chloride on roads

The City of Fort Saskatchewan continues to use the same de-icing agent as previous years on local roads.

St. Albert resident wins $7.9 million on LOTTO 6/49

An Alberta man recently hit the jackpot.

EIPS kindergarten registration to open next month

It's almost time for parents to register their kids for kindergarten.

Another massive load heading to Industrial Heartland

A second huge piece of equipment is about to travel on our highways.

15 taken into custody after drug bust

Area police detachments have teamed up in a recent drug bust. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide