Sand sculpting in Parksville: Father-daughter team wins doubles competition second straight year
Close to 6000 eager visitors entered the gates in only one and a half days to view the sculptors carving their masterpieces in the remaining hours last weekend.
The theme at the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition in Parksville Community Park this year is: A Celebration of Music. On Sunday Parksville Beach Fest Society awarded a total of $43,000 to sculptors. And the winners were:
First place went to Helena Bangert from the Netherlands for Cosmic Dancer; Justin Gordon, from Groveland, Massachusetts, took second place for Nature's Song; Third place went to Karen Fralich from Burlington, Ontario for Music Box Dancer; Fourth Place went to Delayne Corbett from Vancouver, B.C. for Flamenco and Peter Vogelar, from Winlaw, B.C., took fifth place for Sax in the City.
First place went to Melineige and Guy Beauregard (father and daughter team) from Quebec for Fly Me to the Moon; Second Place went to Arianne van Rosmalen and Marielle Heessels from the Netherlands for Breaking Through; Third place was secured by Marianne van den Broek and Chris Guinto from Key West, Florida for On a Finale Note.
View the sculptures until August 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and vote for your favourite.
—News Staff/ Submitted by Beach Fest Society