Get Ready to 'Slide the City'

If everything goes as planned, Calgarians will have the chance to ride down a 300m water slide as part of a 'Slide the City' event.

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Get Ready to 'Slide the City'

If everything goes as planned, Calgarians will have the chance to ride down a 300m water slide as part of a 'Slide the City' event. It's a new concept that would close a city road or two in order to accommodate a giant slide.

The first event was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was a roaring success. The idea was created by T. R. Gourley, a movie producer that loves water. At the first event, a crowd of 3,000 people arrived to make their way down the giant slide.

Mr. Gourley is interested in expanding his operations and has put together a plan for a 2015 Canadian tour. Calgary is one of the cities that is on the list. Nothing is official yet, however, since city administrators will need to be contacted and they must give approval first.

Other Canadian cities on the list include Regina, Toronto, Gatineau, Vancouver and Saskatoon. Events have already been scheduled for San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles before the event heads to Idaho.

If everything moves forward and approval is granted, attendees will be able to enjoy food vendors and live music along with the slide. Everyone is invited to take part in the fun and is encouraged to bring along floaties, super soakers, buckets and balloons. The cost for this event is expected to be about $10 to run down the slide 3 times and $20 - $30 for all-day or VIP passes.

This certainly sounds like a great way to beat the heat during the hot summer days and would be great family fun! If you'd like to learn more about this sliding event you can visit slide the city.com slidethecity.com/event/calgary for further details.

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