John Hovland

Polar Plunge 2024

The annual Royal Canadian Geographical Society Polar Plunge is back!

This year we are joined by notable Canadians, adventurers, and RCGS Fellows. The #RCGSPolarPlunge will help the Society raise important funding for the rich storytelling and engaging interviews that take place under the banner of the Canadian Geographic Explore podcast.

Our goal is to raise $35,000! With your help we can continue to expand Canadians’ knowledge of our country’s diverse human and physical landscapes, better preparing them for an uncharted future.

Support the 2024 RCGS Polar Plunge!

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Tracy Mcphee

Oh, the bravery, even for a great cause💜Be safe and warm my friend.


Anne Kothawala

A great cause and an awesome guy!


Sandra Smith


Dougal Clark

good luck John. Seems fate has brought us both the geography. I am now 8 years at Esri Canada.


David Clarry


Ann Armstrong


Lisa Sansom

Way to go John - a very worthy cause. Good luck! Deep breaths! Hope you have a good warm place for after ;-)


Stephen Vanstone


Tony Gill

Best of luck John!


Graham Longford


Janet Curry

You brave soul! Good luck!


Jenny Hassan

I'll plunge into the water with you John, when it's 30C! Hats off to you!


Andrew Spears

Perhaps the weather will be warmer.


Michael Wills


Stephen Wise

Better you then me.



Bravo! You are crazy of course, but good luck!