A group of nine people used the Fraser River for a polar bear swim on Jan. 1.

A group of nine people used the Fraser River for a polar bear swim on Jan. 1.

VIDEO: Abbotsford’s Fraser River used for ‘Polar Bear Swim’

YouTube user uploads video of nine people taking on the Fraser to enter 2020

A handful of brave souls decided to use the Fraser River near Abbotsford for an unofficial ‘Abbotsford Polar Bear Swim’ on New Year’s Day.

A video uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday shows a group of nine people of various ages enter the chilly waters, cleanse all the sins of 2019 and emerge from the frigid river anew for 2020.

A dog who appears to be with the group chose not to partake.

Would you use the Fraser River for this type of activity?