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It's A Waterlogged August Tag!!!

What ? You never expected this? Come on! What do people in the Lower Mainland do in the summer?

THEY GO TO THE BEACH and that's where we're headed!

It's time to switch it up. We've played in the sunshine, we've played with the water coming down (it came to us but now we're going to it), we've played in the mud (there'll still be plenty of that) and tag has been played in the snow (uh, okay, you got me there...) But it's all been on dry land. Times they are a-changin'. Time to go to global warming instead of it coming to us.

What are the benefits to playing at a beach? Welllll, you get wet.

And?

You get wet. Did you miss that? What more do you want??? You're being a kid already and what's more fun than splashing water everywhere? Tick, tock, tick, tock. C'mon think!

Thought so. There simply is no other answer. Okay, maybe there is one other reason. BECAUSE IT'S FUN!!!!

In case you still haven't figured out how it could be fun, picture this; (you veterans will know what I'm talking about)

Tunnel Tag in the water
Freeze Tag in the water
Chuck The Chicken in the water (We reserve the right to substitute the chicken for any other item at equal value or less. This offer ends soon and cannot be combined with any other offer.) (Oops, sorry. Got carried away.)
Human fooseball (Nah. Just teasing (...maybe not...). But it would be interesting.)
Other games (the surprise factor)

For all you people that have never played before, you seriously DO NOT want to miss this!

The FUN! begins at 2:00 p.m. rain or shine (you're going to get wet anyway!). Shoes or no shoes. Wear your play clothes or beachwear; mud stains are inevitable and are worn as a badge of honour. Expect to tease and be teased, run, jump and possibly slide! Laughter, sweat, grass stains (This one might be tough to do. But if you can get grass stains from the ocean you automatically get the trophy! ...uh, maybe...) and breathlessness are common side effects – though a well deserved euphoria kicks in eventually too. Hope to see you there!

1:45 Mix and mingle and set up the field
2:00 Let the games begin!
4:00 Wrap it up.

What you need:
Clothes you can get wet and dirty in! (Bring whatever you think is appropriate for the beach. Heck! Bring a snowsuit if you want to!)
Shoes (or not) you can run in. (For all you cleat wearers; Please bring them. Please, please, please... I wanna see you get traction in them. Pleeeeease...)
A towel
Snacks (good enough for trading)
Water (juice if you're a fancy-pants) <--- We won't be able to bring any along.
A Twoonie to donate towards building the FUN.

Be aware that playing tag at the beach requires a whole lotta fast moves in every direction! And possibly inhaling water! Yessssss. The fun you're having can distract you from realizing the demand on your body. Be mindful of your limits; we do not have a first aid attendant at the event. Please come prepared with anything you may need to mend yourself.

The good news is that there'll probably be a potty at the beach. No need to hold it in for two hours while running around waiting to explode.

This group is intended for adults (19+). We have no age cap; elders are welcome. If you would like to bring someone under 19 to the games, please email Chris or Michelle.

So where is this wonderful event?

GLAD YOU ASKED!!!

Kitsilano Beach. For those of you coming on transit, this'll help; (use translink to find your departure times)

From where you are to BURRARD SKYTRAIN
BURRARD STN BAY 1: 22 MACDONALD
Arriving At: WESTBOUND CORNWALL AV AT YEW ST (approx. 10 minutes trip from the Skytrain)
-Stops beside the beach

We'll meet on the beach side of the Boathouse Restaurant. https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=kits+beach&ie=UTF-8&ei=arMJUsr1DcmEygHskoCoDg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAg

Come! You know you wanna!

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  • Michelle

    There's now a video of the beach tag. What a blast!! http://youtu.be/gcRtkvlxtQY

    August 28, 2013

    • Michelle

      Thanks member (and my husband) Chris Pollitt for putting it together and adding music! YAY!!!

      August 28, 2013

    • Keith G.

      Sweet video! Especially the face plant in the water near the beginning. (Gee T, you seem to fall down a lot...) Thanks Michelle and Chris!!!! Love the video.

      August 29, 2013

  • Keith G.

    You guys were FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! Thanks for coming out! Water tag is a seriously hard workout! But it's fun! Fun! FUN!!!

    Watching people falling down and sucking water was a highlight of the day. As well as watching people trying to run!!!

    Thank you everyone who came! Thank you!!!

    1 · August 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm so jealous it looks like u guys had so much fun 'n wish I could of co

      August 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Come

      August 25, 2013

  • Brenda H.

    Excellent! Hilarious! I usually don't get myself in our beach waters because it's cold - BUT, Tag Meetup got me in there real good!!! Wiping out a few can get you really soaking wet :)

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    SOOO MUCCH FUN!!! Can't wait to see the pics

    August 25, 2013

    • Michelle

      29 of them just finished posting! Feel free to tag yourself in tag photos :-)

      August 25, 2013

  • Michelle

    Was that a crazy blast or what? Thanks Keith for organizing.

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    K we will be playing near the floating platform/ diving board on the south side of the beach.

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Never mind!! We're parked right across from that restaurant that sells French fries.... We have red blue and yellow balloons tied to the silver chairs!

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    K kits beach is ginormous.... I have no idea where you guys are :( can someone help me out??

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, I overdid it yesterday and am feeling stiff. Somehow I don't think you guys will go easy on me...see you next time

    August 25, 2013

  • Keith G.

    In case you have trouble finding the area we're playing in, look for the balloons!

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sigh...I work Sundays and other odd hours. Looking forward to the odd hours tag meets. Flashlight tag at 3am anyone?

    August 24, 2013

    • Michelle

      Stay tuned for next Saturday's meetup olympics!

      August 25, 2013

  • Jody L.

    Rats! Awesome idea to play tag in the water. Hopefully I can make it next time :)

    August 24, 2013

  • Brenda H.

    I still think skipping the Blob would so funny and challenging! Wouldn't look so cute to see 2 guys holding hands and skipping? LOL

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Clothing ?? Right almost forgot thanx for the reminder :)

    August 22, 2013

  • Keith G.

    I think the skipping idea might work here. Any suggestions?

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe, I have some work, but I try my best to come :)

    August 22, 2013

    • Keith G.

      That's all we can ask for.

      August 22, 2013

  • Candice

    Are u using water balloons?

    August 21, 2013

    • Keith G.

      Bring them if you want too. We might be able to figure out how to incorporate them into a game. But we will be playing in the water.

      August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should I be bringing anything other than my game face :)

    August 21, 2013

    • Keith G.

      Just your game face? Clothing you're gonna get wet in would be nice. This isn't Wreck Beach. (That was my first choice because it has some GREAT tidal flats. ...But I was quickly voted down...) Anything you need to bring is in the description but if you're feeling inventive or have a game you'd like to play, bring whatever you desire.

      August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First timer So be gentle ...... Looking foward to it :)

    August 14, 2013

    • Keith G.

      Ummmmmmmm, no. We don't have slackers in this game. Prepare to have a BLAST!!!

      August 19, 2013

  • Keith G.

    Looks like the weather is going to be great for this! Of course the weather person seriously dropped the ball on the weather forecast for this past weekend...

    August 19, 2013

  • Ray

    First timer... And can't wait!

    August 12, 2013

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