Second Beach was flooded with sweet sounds over the weekend and the energy in the park was captivating. Ali Milner opened Saturday by mesmerizing the crowd with her angelic voice and modern covers of artists like Frank Ocean and Stevie Nix. Watasun followed and was the perfect band to welcome the early afternoon sunshine with their groovy acoustic vibes. As the day wore on the energy grew around the main stage culminating with the performance of the day by the Born Ruffians. The four piece band from Midland Ontario had everyone on their feet and dancing up a storm as the sun set over the first day of the festival.
Over at the Whistler Water tent there was ‘knot’ a dull moment. Hundreds lounged in our nautical themed spaced and learnt how to tie a variety of everyday and marine related knots from the amicable staff. Many were lured in by the so-called ‘monkey fist challenge’ – where all succeeded in making arguably the most difficult knot of the day. Some avid sailors and scouts were even so kind as to even teach us a few knots of their own!
Many laughs were shared and a great time was had by all. The live bands, delicious food, and blue bird skies kept spirits high all weekend. The event was a huge success, and the Whistler Water team is very proud to have been part of largest summer festival ever held in Stanley Park.
Until next year, from the friendly team at Whistler Water – happy birthday Stanley Park!