The high cost of delivering the water slide was the reason behind the cancellation of the much-anticipated event on Lonsdale Avenue.
“It is with great regret that Fun City Sliders has made the decision to cancel the event. The high cost of the event meant it was not feasible to proceed,” according to a statement issued by Fun City Sliders.
The 1,000-foot water slide was the main draw of the Fun City Festival and was expected to draw thousands from across the region on July 13 and 14.
“This has been a very hard decision to make and was not taken lightly. We apologize to those who have purchased the tickets and we will work diligently to process your refund promptly. Refunds will be credited to the payment card on record,” the company said.
City of North Vancouver said the decision is disappointing. “Fun City Festival is dependent on a waterslide provider, and this year’s waterslide operator has made a business decision to cancel due to the costs associated with running this kind of niche event,” CNV said.
Meanwhile, the city is inviting residents to two upcoming events. On Saturday, July 13, the City is hosting a free concert series ‘Summer Sessions’. It will take place at The Shipyards from 5 pm to 10 pm. CNV is also inviting locals to the grand opening of the water park in the Shipyards district on July 20.