Celebrate the rain with Vancouver's 2nd annual umbrella party this month

Sep 10 2018, 10:30 pm
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Although several days of straight showers conquer the upcoming forecast, an outdoor rain-centric party is giving Vancouverites a reason to celebrate.

The second annual Raincouver Umbrella Party is making its return this September and everyone is invited to dance the night away in the rain.

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Hosted by Party4Health and Soundboks, organizers are planning for the “rainiest, outdoor urban dance party in history,” bringing hundreds of attendees together in the process.

The event takes place on Friday, September 21, on the International Day of Peace, and looks to raise awareness for mental health.

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“With the rain and clouds, it’s easy to become socially isolated during the fall and winter,” explains Jacques Martiquet, creator of the Umbrella Party. “Rain has far too often sabotaged plans to get together.”

The evening will host events such as umbrella limbo, rain dances, umbrella sword fighting, LED skip rope, line dancing, and bear hugs.

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The party takes place at the Bill Curtis Square in Yaletown. Attendance is by donation and the event coincides with a city-wide dance party that takes place later that evening.

Anyone who wishes to attend is asked to bring their most colourful umbrella, raincoats, rubber boots, a positive attitude, and the willingness to engage with others and with music.

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The 2nd Annual Raincouver Umbrella Party

Where: Bill Curtis Square – 1198 Mainland Street, Vancouver

When: Friday, September 21, 2018

Time: Event begins at 8 pm

Admission: By donation at the event

with files from Eric Zimmer

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