The 7th annual Vancouver Waterfight is happening tomorrow near Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park. This now-legendary soaking event is open to all who want to play along and is a “do over” since the original date in July was already too soggy, thanks to the weather.
The waterfight is more of a “friendly soaking” with rules to ensure that no one is hurt during this wet and playful game. Here are a few abbreviated rules as posted on the Facebook Event:
Vancouver Waterfight Code of Conduct
- Do not bring any other water “weapons” aside from water pistols. Water balloons are not allowed as they cause litter.
- Absolutely do not by any means bring a water pistol that resembles a real gun.
- Be sure to dress for the occasion and be prepared to get wet.
- Do not terrorize the public. They do not want to take part unless they are receptive to your invitation to join. Only target the other willing and enthusiastic participants.
- Do not bring cameras because you know they will get wet and/or damaged. Put your mobile phone in a plastic baggie if you must have it out.
- This is a laugh, don’t take it too seriously, and don’t beat each other up over it.
- Do not leave a mess behind (again, do not bring water balloons and avoid bringing bottles of water).
- No dyed water. Keep it good, clean, fun.
- … and more!
Meet up at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 11, 2012 near Lumberman’s Arch and the kid’s water park area. Silliness will ensue for at least 90 minutes and in previous years, it lasted for a good 3-4 hours. There are currently about 200 people who have RSVP’d for this event on Facebook, which is down about 1,200 from previous years, however organizers are expecting between 300 and 500 participants.