Vancouver Party Safari offers sober rave, disco, and tour for free

Oct 3 2017, 6:17 am

A new festival launching in Vancouver this October is offering a free yoga rave, silent disco, and party tour all for free. The catch? This is a sober celebration.

Hosted by Party4Health, the Party Safari Festival will be held on Friday, October 6 at UBC’s The Nest to celebrate World Mental Health Day.

In a release, Party4Health founder Jacques Martiquet said the organization wanted to show that staying out late doesn’t have to be a vice.

“The principal of P4H is simple: no one needs to risk their life to have the best night of their life,” said Martiquet.

“It’s not that all alcohol use is unhealthy, it’s that a party founded on alcohol is less engaging and euphoric than a party founded on creative interactions and group socialization.”

The festival will include a morning yoga rave, a silent disco, a guided party tour, and four interactive workshops with guest speakers.

“What I’ve realized from the events I’ve been involved in is that taking part in pop-up activities… can really contribute to people’s social and physical well-being,” said Martiquet.

“And being sober saves a lot of money, too.”

Party4Health is a group of event designers based in Vancouver, sponsored by, among others, [email protected] and the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Party Safari Festival 2017

When: Friday, October 6

Time: 7 am to 11 pm

Where: AMS Student Nest at UBC – 6133 University Blvd, Vancouver

Register: Online at Picatic, completely free. You must register to attend.

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