NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 5, 2015 /CNW/ -- Slide the City has been making a splash in cities all over the world. On August 22, their massive slide will be making a stop in the City of North Vancouver as part of Car Free Day. Tickets to ride this one-of-a-kind-slide sold out after only a few weeks. Event organizers are expecting thousands from the community and the region to ride the slide and participate in Car Free Day.
"We are thrilled to be partnered with Car Free Day," said Slide the City event director Rachel Thomas. "We share their enthusiasm for preserving resources, promoting car free travel and encouraging the community to get involved."
Slide the City, together with Car Free Day, works to preserve the earth's resources and promote conservation. Event organizers are aware and sensitive to the fact that the region is experiencing drought conditions. Water will be trucked in from a private source, outside the Metro Vancouver region, and treated and recirculated throughout the day. After thousands of adventure seekers have slipped down the three-lane slide, the water will be collected and used to water the City of North Vancouver's parks and trees. Without Slide the City, this water wouldn't have been available.
"We are committed to having zero environmental impact on the communities we're in," said Slide the City co-founder TR Gourley. "We want to provide a safe and self-sustainable experience for all of our participants."
Victoria Park and Lonsdale Avenue will be transformed all the way to the waterfront when Slide the City and Car Free Day take over. There will be live music, vendors, a bouncy castle, ball hockey and of course, one giant slippery surface that spans three city blocks. The event provides a fun family day out and a break from the summer heat.
Slide the City is working to make sure each participant has an awesome experience on the slide. Usual operating hours have been extended to accommodate the number of participants expected at this event. 'Wave times' have also been implemented to help alleviate lineups and ensure participants can get the number of slides they registered for during an allotted time. Ticket holders will be notified of their wave times by email. Should they be unable to attend during their allotted wave time, they can email Slide the City at [email protected].
"Wave times allow participants to slide more and wait less," said Thomas. "This way everyone can have a safe ride down the slide and have time to enjoy Car Free Day instead of waiting in line for long periods."
Visit www.slidethecity.com/events/northvancouver for more information about Slide the City North Vancouver or http://www.slidethecity.com/water-conservation/ for more on what you can do to help conserve water this summer.
For information about logistics, transportation, FAQ's, activities and a site map of the waterslide and Car Free Day, visit the City of North Vancouver's webpage www.cnv.org/SlideTheCity.
About Slide the City
The first event of its kind, Slide the City has seen massive growth since it started in 2014. This original concept went viral when the video was released, and this year promises to be bigger, better and wetter. Slide the City is on track to produce more than 100 events in the US and Canada and has entered various other countries around the world. Slide the City is a family-friendly event bringing 1,000 feet of padded vinyl onto city streets. This giant three-lane slide travels around the country so people from coast-to-coast can have the slide of their lives!
SOURCE Slide the City
For further information: Amy Gessel, Slide the City, 59 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, Phone: 630.473.5898, Email: [email protected]