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Truro men swimming harbours across Nova Scotia

Truro swimmers Matthew Hunter, left, and Troy Bond took part in the 2017 Nova Scotia Harbour Swim. They are two of the swimmers who will participate in the United Way fundraiser again this year.
Truro swimmers Matthew Hunter, left, and Troy Bond took part in the 2017 Nova Scotia Harbour Swim. They are two of the swimmers who will participate in the United Way fundraiser again this year. - Contributed

Swimmers will be testing themselves in harbours across Nova Scotia to help raise funds for the United Way.

Among the 56 swimmers taking the plunge on Sept. 5 and 6 are Truro men Troy Bond, Dan McDougall and Matthew Hunter. Troy and Dan will swim all six harbours in the event and Matthew will swim Pictou and Halifax. Hunter recently won gold and silver medals in the World Down Syndrome Swimming Championships.

“The event is an exciting kick-off to the government’s annual campaign to support United Way and our work to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community,” said Terry Hearn, executive director of the United Way of Colchester.

The Harbour Swim was held for several years in Halifax, but during the past few years spread to include other parts of the province. 

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, swims will take place in Sydney, St. Peters and Pictou, and on Thursday, Sept. 6 they will be in Halifax, Mahone Bay and Yarmouth.

To support a swimmer, visit the race roster at https://raceroster.com/events/2018/18711/united-way-harbour-swim-province-of-nova-scotia

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