VIDEO: Langley City legendary water fight was a soaking good time

And perfectly timed for a hot weather warning

If you want to cool off during the current heat wave that is roasting the Lower Mainland, you could try challenging some firefighters to a water fight.

If it is the legendary water fight at the Al Anderson Pool in Langley City, they will show up with a ladder truck to douse swimmers from a great height, as well as multiple fire hoses for close-up splashing.

READ MORE: VIDEO and PHOTOS: Legendary water fight is a Langley City tradition

While is it has been a particularly hot and dry weekend, it wasn’t like 2015, when the event was scaled back to keep in line with Metro Vancouver water restrictions

READ MORE: Why the water fight was scaled back in 2015

On Saturday, Environment Canada said daytime temperatures could reach into the high-twenties or low-thirties along the coast, and mid-thirties inland.

The scorching hot weather will stick around into early next week before cooling forecasts move in mid-week, forecasts anticipate.

Medical officers are reminding British Columbians to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat. That includes staying hydrated, keeping cool and spending time indoors, and checking in on those who live alone or are at high risk of severe heat-related illness.



dan.ferguson@langleytimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Kids fired back. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

They brought their ladder truck. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Langley City fire fighters soaked swimmers at Al Anderson Pool Saturday during the annual legendary water fight. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Just Posted

Surrey wants BNSF to slow Crescent trains

Mayor Linda Hepner said ‘it’s the least we can do’

Rail-safety forum planned for White Rock this Friday

Event to include municipal, federal, provincial governments

White Rock open house to discuss city’s aquifer protection plan

Examination of potential hazards includes increased population, climate change

‘Connecting Threads’ and more in Surrey Art Gallery’s fall shows

Free admission at opening reception and panel discussion Sunday afternoon

SFU unveils new lab at Surrey Memorial Hospital

Combination of MRI, MEG allows for ‘best possible windows’ intro brain function

B.C. RCMP turn to Const. Scarecrow to shock speeders into slowing down

New addition will watch over drivers from a Coquitlam median for first-of-its-kind pilot in Canada

Province announces 74 new French teaching spots at SFU, UBC

Needed to fill demand for increasingly popular French immersion programs in B.C.

B.C. Rural Party co-founder rebukes pro-NDP accusation

Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen disputes being NDP campaign supporter

B.C. home to 1/3 of Canada’s overdose deaths in first 3 months of the year

There were 1,036 overdose deaths in the first three months of the year, with 94 per cent accidental

B.C. candidate moves from hospice care to council race

He beat terminal cancer twice and entered hospice when he decided to run for council.

Canadian tobacco exec pushes back against vaping health concerns

A warning from Interior Health about the unknown health risks of vaping is getting a partial rebuke

New ‘meowyoral’ race featuring felines announced by B.C. animal shelter

Organizers hope the cat election will generate attention for shelter and local municipal election

Ministry of Agriculture commits $300,000 to help B.C. farmers obtain land

B.C. Land Matching Program supports access to affordable farmland for young farmers

Most Read