UBC students be warned: The RCMP are on Facebook too.
The Mounted Police, that service the area around the province’s largest university, have announced publicly that they will be blocking all entrances to Wreck Beach on the night of June 13th.
Wreck Beach is the proposed site for a full moon party hosted by DJ Bjorn on the date mentioned above. The party’s Facebook page already has 7,000 ‘confirmed’ guests.
RCMP officials are concerned the party could get out of hand. They are also worried about the possibility of thousands of party revelers traversing the precarious steps that lead down to Wreck Beach.
The secret (but completely transparent) plan to host the party at the beach is in direct violation of Metro Vancouver’s regional district parks bylaw that permits anyone from being on a beach after sunset. Obviously this is a loose law that is often overlooked, but when 7,000 people break it simultaneously, well…arrests could be made.
The RCMP have already started cracking down on the illegal sale of drugs and alcohol that the beach is famous for.
Our recommendation: Give the kids an alternative site for their party. We are worried that the partiers will be losing sleep, but youth will be youth. Let them have their night in a safe environment. YOLO!