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GIVETOLIVE's BIG SWIM 2017


in support of Brigadoon Village

GIVETOLIVE and Brigadoon Village are thrilled to present the 7th Annual BIG SWIM from Cape Tormentine, NB to Borden-Carleton, PEI on Sunday, August 6th, 2017. GIVETOLIVE has raised more than $2.5 million for various charities and we are so happy that youíre looking to join us on our journey! Our goal for the BIG SWIM this summer is to send 175 children to camp at Brigadoon Village.

Important Information to Remember:
We are allowing 50 swimmers to register for the 2017 BIG SWIM. This is to ensure that safety of every person on the water.
**The BIG Swim is Officially sold out**
Kayakers still needed.


Each swimmer is required to fundraise a minimum of $1,500 for Brigadoon Village. Those who do not fundraise the minimum prior to the event, do not swim.


You will be charged a $200 nonrefundable/non transferable registration fee upon time of registration. If you cannot complete the event, we regret that you will not receive the registration fee back.


You must try your best to find a kayaker who meets our physical and equipment requirements to escort you across the Strait. Note that all kayakers are required to have a minimum of Paddle Canada Skills Level 1 certification in order to participate. We do our best to recruit kayakers but we do need your help. And donít forget that your kayaker needs to complete registration online in order to be considered. This can be done at https://www.givetolive.ca/the-big-swim/register/.

If you are under the age of 18, our team will be in contact to run through our youth policy and schedule the required Q&A session before you are cleared to complete The BIG SWIM. This process will be completed by March 15th at the latest. Please ensure that you have reviewed the Youth Policy included in your registration prior to our call.


You are required to join us on Saturday, August 5th for our Mandatory Safety briefing. Those who do not attend, do not swim. Our schedule is still in progress, but plan to be busy with us from 10AM Saturday onward.


Your registration includes:
BIG SWIM swimmers cap,
BIG SWIM t-shirt,
Safety support on event day (kayaker not included),
Dinner on August 5th at the Cape Jourimain Nature Centre,
Training and fundraising support from former BIG SWIMMERís.

Looking for more information? You can:
Register as a BIG SWIM kayaker here:
http://tinyurl.com/2017bigswimkayaker

Register as a BIG SWIM volunteer here:
http://tinyurl.com/2017bigswimvolunteer

Learn more about GIVETOLIVEís incredible journey to the 7th BIG SWIM here:
https://www.givetolive.ca/

Learn more about the power of Brigadoon Village here:
http://brigadoonvillage.org/

Email Heather & Beth at BIGSWIMDirector@givetolive.ca with any questions.

Thank you again for your interest in GIVETOLIVE and this incredible journey across the Northumberland Strait! We look forward to having you join our 2017 community.

The BIG SWIM Organizing Committee