Provincial park threatens to fine B.C. musician for pizza floatie charity stunt

The board of a provincial park in B.C. threatened to fine a woman a “substantial amount” for spending 12 hours floating in a lake on an inflatable slice of pizza.

Black Press Media reported that the Cultus Lake Park Board issued the warning to Danielle McTaggart if she went ahead with the feat, which she organized to raise money for charity. The board said it would violate a number of bylaws, as McTaggart missed a deadline to apply for a permit, had not paid necessary fees, and didn’t have insurance.

McTaggart, who plays in the the Juno-award winning band Dear Rouge, pulled off the stunt in the hope of raising $50,000 for Nations Cry, a charity that teaches young people in Sierra Leone.

“One person said it can’t be done… several wonder why it should be done,” she wrote on her website before she started her float. “Everyone wonders how the bathroom situation is going to play out. Danielle’s focus remains unwavering.”

McTaggart boarded her floatie at 8 a.m. Thursday and posted videos of the stunt on social media throughout the day: