West Island held its own annual polar plunge on New Year’s Day, but this year included a surprise plunge of another sort. Mike and Kelly Joseph surprised friends and family by getting married on the Causeway Road beach just before the plunge took place.
Only a handful of people knew besides the couple. Even their parents were not privy to the secret. Mike’s uncle Ralph Joseph, a Justice of the Peace, performed the ceremony, while Mike’s father Bob Joseph looked on with true puzzlement, and Mike’s mother shed the obligatory tears. The couple then plunged into the waters of Round Cove along with the others who had gathered for that very purpose.
The couple had been scheduled to get married in June, but changed their minds and opted for the low-key surprise event.
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