The Weekend Dippers were founded in 2022 by Jim Kiriakakis and Damien Holland as a fun, accessible weekly activity to promote cold water plunging with their friends. The mission was to create an accessible, healthy activity that would allow its members to connect with friends, new and old, while learning about the benefits of cold-water immersion. This evolved as Jim & Damien discovered that as the group embraced the icy waters, improved well-being and emotional resilience followed. At the end of its first season, all the members of the group acknowledged the profound mental health effects the winter season of dipping had on them and the decision was made to create this collection. Each piece sold helps raise money for mental health programs at CAMH and promotes the age-old practice of cold plunging and its benefits.