You won’t hear it, but you will definitely see it Saturday night, when a unique Canada Day-themed party of sorts takes over downtown Vancouver.
And while many great events are planned throughout Metro Vancouver, this event gives people the chance to put on their dancing shoes during a public silent disco.
In true Canadian fashion, the event kicks off with some real Canadian maple syrup shots. Then, participants plug in their earphones and
stroll dance through fountains, shopping malls, and SkyTrain stations all around downtown.
The event is hosted by Party4Health, an organization which aims to create a more engaging, inclusive, and healthy party culture.
“Silent Disco’s are hilarious,” said Party4Health Founder Jacques Martiquet. “You take off your headphones, and people are singing and dancing, and you ask yourself, ‘What the hell is going on?’ Then you put your headphones back in, and you feel the good vibrations.”
Canada-themed costumes (namely Flag capes) aren’t mandatory but highly recommended. Attendees are required to bring their own earphones, smartphone devices (with the AmpMe app pre-downloaded) and their best party people faces.
The starting location is made public to registered attendees on Friday night.
The best part? You don’t have to spend any money on alcohol, because this will be a sober celebration. Party4Health’s whole purpose is to show people how to feel naturally euphoric. Alcohol and drugs will not be tolerated at the event.
Registration is still open on Picatic, participants will receive an email package on Friday, June 29, with all the deets to ensure a fun party.
To learn more about Party4Health and its upcoming parties, visit its official website.
When: June 30
Time: 8 to 11 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza — 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Price: Free; register on Picatic. Donations encouraged.