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The Ultimate Waterslide

This past weekend Salt Lake City residents were treated with a summer gift: a 1,000-foot long slip-and-slide down the city’s Main Street. The massive slide was a huge hit and was accompanied by live music, food trucks and street performers.

Now the organizers are looking at different cities around North America to bring their summer event to. And guess what, Vancouver is on the list!

The event isĀ  pay-to-ride, with single tickets running around $15 and triple slides at a discounted rate of $25. For an extra $10 ($35 total), sliders can buy an unlimited access pass. The organizers also offer a $45 VIP experience with extended sliding hours, lunch included and various sliding swag.

The organizers in Salt Lake donated the proceeds to Ronald McDonald House and the Utah Aids Foundation.

The big question is which street in Vancouver would be best for a 1,000-foot water slide? We’re thinking Alberni downtown, or maybe an extreme version on Oak Street, right next to Vancouver’s favourite mattress store, Simmons Mattress Gallery.

And don’t worry; the slide is mounted on a layer of foam. Maybe not as comfortable as the memory foam found inside in a Simmons Beautyrest, but enough so you won’t rip up your belly on the pavement.

Tell us where you think the slide should go with the hashtag #VanSlide.

Time to Get Wet

Ladies and Gentlemen, arm yourselves! The Great Vancouver Water Fight is returning to Stanley Park.

The hydro fight of the year will take place on Saturday, August 10th at Lumberman’s Arch.

Bathing suits are suggested, but birthday suits are tolerated. There will be no referees, so participants will need to police themselves. If you are concerned about your eyes, bring protection. Swimming goggles might look ridiculous, but they will certainly do the trick.

Yes, water balloons are a-go, but play nice. No one likes a ruiner. Also, don’t involve the public. The occasional crossfire spray is understandable.

Be frugal with your water supply. It’s going to be a long hot summer; we don’t want to drain the Capilano Reservoir in one afternoon.

Most importantly, please do not bring any water pistols that look like replica guns. No one wants the actual police involved.

There is no official organizer for the event, but the group does have a Facebook page for general inquires, photo sharing and tactical support.

Good luck everyone. Prepare to get wet!

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