A Vancouver City Councillor says it’s time for Vancouver to make a splash next summer.
Melissa De Genova says the Vision team has a reputation for having a no fun city and she wants to bring the fun back with a slip-n-slide party.
The event would bring a 1000 foot water slide for a day and occupy a few blocks.
“I’m hoping we will be able to work together with the community and find an appropriate location for this. There was a group that was started asking for this at the lower part of Main Street, sort of from the Mount Pleasant community centre and down the hill there.”
De Genova says Slide the City, a Utah company, approached the city last year.
“I’m waiting to confirm that with city staff but my understanding is they did apply and that application was denied.”
“Vision Vancouver has a reputation for having a no fun city.”
How much money would an event like this cost taxpayers?
“I’m very interested in hearing back from staff. I’d like them to report back on the feasibility and possibility of this. However, it’s my understanding in other cities, local sponsors have stepped up and come forward to cover those costs, any costs due to road closures or policing.”
Council will vote on Tuesday.
North Vancouver has had success with the event in the past. North Van will host the Slip-n-Slide event again this August for a second year in a row.