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