Just when you thought the small slip and slide in your backyard was a fun way to cool off, Prince George took it one step further.
More than two thousand people turned out for the Fun City Slider Saturday. For hours, people went hurling down the one thousand foot long slip and slide on University Way. All of the funds raised from the event stay in Prince George to support the YMCA of Northern B-C’s Strong Campaign, helping low income families access programs at a cheaper rate. Needless to say, people young and old had a blast.
Karl Penner took his family in hopes of trying something new and he says he’d do it over and over again. “We were just flying, bouncing off walls, bouncing into people, nobody got hurt, but we had an amazing time.”
His son, Alexander was in a whole new world of fun. “Next thing I know my mom comes flying down the track and then ‘BOOM,’ all of us are going flying through the track,” he said. “It was awesome!”
Also at the event, the United Way is hosting its first annual duck race. The public is invited to purchase a rubber duckie to send off down the track at 5:30 p.m. More than 600 ducks are available for purchase and the duck that wins will receive an ultimate BBQ package from Canadian Tire or free camping at West Lake Campground and RV Park. Proceeds go to help support programs in Northern BC to address poverty and build healthy communities.
The event will see University Way closed until 10 p.m. Saturday. People attending the event will have to enter the University through Tyner Blvd. Parking at the university is free, but limited and carpooling is encouraged.
Prince George Transit will also be running shuttles from 15th Ave. and Foothills Blvd. The return trip will go through Pine Centre Exchange to provide connections to routes 5 and 88, and through Spruceland Exchange to provide connections to routes 1 and 89.