On January 1, 2012, Dr. Heick braved the waters of Lake Ontario and participated in the Courage Polar Bear Dip 2012.  There were over 700 dippers raising thousands of dollars for water treatment projects through World Vision.  The day was a balmy (but rainy) 6 degrees and the water was around 2 degrees so the dip was a fairly easy run in.

Waiting to go in the Water