The pandemic will not get the better of the traditional snow bath of the Quebec Winter Carnival, because the organization offers the bravest to indulge in a virtual version of the ambitious challenge.
The principle of the snow bath is similar to that of previous years, except that the participants must proceed in their backyard. You have to put on a swimsuit or summer clothes, film yourself and stay a minimum of five seconds in the snow.
Nathan Meilleur put on his best swimsuit to face the challenge and plunged into a pool… completely icy.
“We wanted to keep the famous snow bath, which has been a tradition for years, but in a formula that is obviously adapted,” said Alexis Ferland, director of programming for the Quebec Winter Carnival.
After having proceeded, the carnival ones will have to publish the video of their exploit on Facebook or Instagram, with the hashtag #BainDeNeigeStHub.
Finally, participants must choose three other people to invite them to take up the challenge and register officially on the Carnival site, by filling out a form provided for this purpose.
Stéphanie Caron took up the challenge in a beautiful way, even if everything seemed very cold.
Help the poor
The courageous who agree to expose themselves to the cold for a few seconds will give a helping hand to the most disadvantaged.
“We decided to help people who may be a little colder in winter, people who will be in need,” continues Mr. Ferland.
The daring even dared to pass the challenge on their snowmobile.
The Carnival will therefore give hot meals to the organization Le Pignon Bleu and winter sets for the beneficiaries of Lauberivière.
The challenge was launched a few weeks ago and the organization has already received several videos from participants. Those who wish to participate have until February 11 to do so.
It was by sliding that René Perreault took up his challenge.
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