Vancouver's biggest water fight set to drench Stanley Park on August 11

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      Vancouver Water Fight, a pop-up, uh, water fight, is returning to Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park for its 13th edition on August 11.

      Organized by Flash Mob Vancouver and community-oriented collective Party4Health, the free event invites Vancouverites to bring water guns, water bottles, and other homemade or “modest-sized containers” to the site, where they will engage in a wetter-than-wet H2O-powered throwdown.

      There are, of course, a few ground rules: water guns are cool, but real weapons are prohibited because, well, safety (true); no water balloons and dyed water because they are messy and “littering is a crime” (also true); and no aiming streams of water at passersby and the general public because “if they want to get involved, they will” (once again: true).

      Attendees are advised to dress for the occasion (i.e. in shorts, swimwear, and the odd pool accessory). Costumes are encouraged. Guests must also clean up after themselves and maintain a basic level of respect and human decency. “This is a LAUGH,” reads the Facebook event page. “Don't take it too seriously, and don't beat each other up over it.”

      The water fight happens rain or shine. At the time of writing, over 2,000 people have expressed interest in the event on Facebook.

      The Vancouver Water Fight takes place on August 11, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park. For details, see the Facebook event page.

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