WildPlay, TELUS help make Victoria history with ZIPLINE
New attraction added to HarbourCats games at Wilson’s Group Stadium at RAP
VICTORIA, B.C. — It’s a first in the history of the City of Victoria — a zipline attraction within city limits.
The Victoria HarbourCats have teamed up with WildPlay, a local company famous for its outdoor adventure parks throughout North America– including their signature Victoria location in nearby Colwood — and TELUS to install a 400-foot addition to the already entertaining activities during West Coast League games.
The WILDPLAY ZIPLINE, presented by TELUS Wireline, will be open to the public for the first time on June 1 when the HarbourCats hold their first Peninsula Co-op Alumni Classic, a 6:35pm game time. Doors will open that night at 5:30pm — when fans will have their first chance to try it out.
The zipline will run every HarbourCats home game, during the games — located beyond the right field fence, running parallel to Cook Street. Tickets will be sold in advance for $12.50, through the team office or website. There will be 200 tickets available for each game, and those not secured in advance — highly advisable — will be available at the park for $15.
“This is a first — we want to thank the City of Victoria for sharing this vision, of a major added attraction at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park,” said Jim Swanson, Managing Partner/GM of the HarbourCats. “A lot of work and coordination, spanning more than a year, have gone into this. Working with Tom Benson, Robert Kemp and the team at WildPlay has been a true pleasure, as well as with Shaye Draper, Don McIsaac and Dan Hogarth of TELUS. We also have a big thanks to Troy Birtwistle of TRB Construction, and to all the people with Chinook Scaffolding. So many pieces came together on this.”
“We are thrilled to expand our WildPlay Victoria presence to include this exciting new experience” said Tom Benson, CEO of WildPlay Element Parks “The zipline is going to thrill our guests and be a great new addition in the heart of the community”
It is believed to be the first full-game operating zipline of its kind during a baseball game — adding another reason to take in HarbourCats games, with the team now in its seventh season in the West Coast League.