Critical Splash

Our province consists of 31,340 square kilometres of fresh water, and our summers are short. Here in the capital city, hot, summery Saturday afternoons are particularly rare and wonderful things indeed.

The next time you see one rising up over the South Side Hills, why not take up your weapons of mass hydration, roll on over to Bannerman park, grab everyone you see on your way, and seize the day?

Why not bring your waterguns, balloons, buckets, kiddy pools, whatever you have, and join your friends, neighbours and children in semi-mortal dihydrogen monoxide combat?

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, there’s no better way to make friends than to douse a group of strangers with cold water on a hot day.And in terms of celebrating summer, there’s nothing quite as direct, or as awesome.

Hey! Who knows where the waterfight may lead? A post-soak BBQ? A romantic evening with a saturated loved one?

How should I know? I’m not a psychic.

Let’s get wet.

Public water fight, every Saturday at 5pm in Bannerman park by Military Rd. Bring water, balloons, waterguns, buckets, towels, and yourself. All are welcome.                        

— Steve Pike