Hundreds hit giant slip and slide in Kamloops

Hundreds of people braved the cloudy and cool day to slide down the giant slip and slide set up on Hillside Drive in Kamloops, Saturday, July 18, 2015.

KAMLOOPS – The clouds and cool temperatures aren’t deterring the hundreds of people lining up for an epic slip and slide on Hillside Drive in Kamloops today.

The much-anticipated Slide the City is in town with its 1000-foot vinyl slide on Hillside between Hillside Way and Notre Dame Drive.

There are reports of delays getting the event started this morning, but once the water started flowing the fun got underway.

Tickets for the event ranged in price from $25 for a single slide, three slides for $45 and $65 for an unlimited sliding pass.

Along with the sliding, food vendors are on site.

Drivers need to be aware Hillside Drive is closed for the day. A detour is rerouting traffic onto the Trans Canada Highway.

Slide the City set up a 1000-foot slip and slip on Hillside Drive in Kamloops, Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Slide the City set up a 1000-foot slip and slip on Hillside Drive in Kamloops, Saturday, July 18, 2015.

The lineups were long for the Slide the City giant slip and slide on Hillside Drive in Kamloops, Saturday, July 18, 2015.
The lineups were long for the Slide the City giant slip and slide on Hillside Drive in Kamloops, Saturday, July 18, 2015.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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