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Third Beach empty after posters pop up promoting 'summer party'

Last Updated Aug 1, 2020 at 12:37 am PDT

David Zura, CityNews photo
Summary

Posters popped up advertising a 'Beach Bash' earlier in the week raising some concern about long weekend crowds

Health officials are urging British Columbians to keep up efforts to flatten the curve over the weekend

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Posters advertising a party on Third Beach to kick off the long weekend drew the attention of police, the park board and the province’s health minister but prospective partygoers evidently took a pass.

David Zura with CityNews saw no signs of a party when he stopped by Friday evening.

“It’s such a quiet night here tonight, I would call it an unusually quiet night on Third Beach,” he said.

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Zura reported a small, socially distanced crowd.

“There’s an unusually large amount of space really for what is such a gorgeous evening.”

 

“If I look to my left, there’s a couple of guys playing frisbee. Right in front of me there’s a big patch of open beach, and to the right there’s a small group of young ladies hanging out and reading.”

Zura said there’s no way to know why the beach remained relatively empty, but there was speculation the whole thing was a hoax.

“Perhaps it was cancelled, perhaps no one showed up, maybe a little bit of both.”