A group of visitors looks over the sand sculpture ‘Hey Jacques’ by Bruce Waugh during the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition at Parksville’s Community Park in 2017. This year’s competition begins Friday, July 13. — NEWS file photo

Beach Fest begins Friday with sand sculpting

Twenty-nine sculptors from around the world to create sand art in Parksville

The Parksville Beach Festival is starting up this week, with the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition kicking off Friday, July 13.

The public is welcome to check out the sand sculptures as they form, as some 29 sculptors from around the world will begin their work at 2 p.m. on Friday, with a ribbon cutting to start things off. Sculptures continue until 9 p.m. that night, and work is viewable until then, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on July 14 and 15.

Sculptors have until 2:45 p.m. Sunday, July 15 to finish their work. Then judging begins, with the awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

The sand sculpture exhibition will then remain open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily until Aug. 19.

For a more complete schedule on the competition, the exhibition, and the rest of Parksville Beach Festival, go to www.parksvillebeachfest.ca.

— NEWS Staff

Just Posted

Faye Smith remembered, honoured through new interpretive pavilion

Qualicum Beach’s upgraded Brant viewing area is dedicated to the long-time wild salmon advocate

North Island Tour De Rock rider Benjamin Leah leads team to Port Hardy

“You don’t have issues and problems when you look at these kids and how much they’re going through.”

RDN director says filming of ‘Sonic’ caused disruption

Veenhof wants regional district to have filming permits in future

Parksville-area graffiti tagger arrested by RCMP

Existing court conditions required that suspect not be in possession of graffiti-making material

Winner crowned at Qualicum Bay Art Battle

Island painters compete in 20-minute art challenge

Faye Smith remembered, honoured through new interpretive pavilion

Qualicum Beach’s upgraded Brant viewing area is dedicated to the long-time wild salmon advocate

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Family, friends of B.C murder victim want killer sent back to max security facility

Group wants convicted murderer Walter Ramsay sent back to a maximum security facility

Most Read