Quality Foods sand castle contest winners

Results from the 2012 KidFest childen's sand castle competition in Parksville.

A proud parent prepares to snap a shot of her child

PARKSVILLE — Courtesy of Quality Foods, hosts of the annual Children’s Sandcastle Competition during KidFest, here are the results from the event.

Age Group: 6 and Under

• 1st place prize: bike. Team name: Fantastic Sand Builders. Members: Khole Baker, age 6, Parksville, Markus Turin, age 6, Parksville.

• 2nd place prize: Mini Cooper. Team name: Team Ella. Members: Rowin Salaini, age 4, Qualicum Beach, Ava Alexanderea, age 5, Campbell River, Everlee Alexanderea, age 3, Campbell River, Kaden Morrison, age 4, Parksville.

• 3rd place prize: Nintendo Wii and cartoon character. Team name: Sand Blasters. Members: Kellan Patenalide, age 6, Linden Patenalide, age 5, Robbie Koenders, age 5.

• Mystery prize: Gund Bear. Winner: Efa Carrol, age 3, Victoria.

Age Group: 7 – 9

• 1st place prize: bike. Team name: Double A Members: Renata Camel, age 8, Parksville, Alena Chandler, age 7, Nanaimo.

• 2nd place prize: X-Box 360. Team name: Komoda Dragon. Members: Kaeden Letcher, age 9, Qualicum Beach.

• 3rd place prize: iPod Dock. Team name: Dumb and Dumber. Members: Carter Morrison, age 7, Victoria, Ben Tisdell, age 9, Parksville.

• Mystery Prize: PlayStation 3. Winner: Nolan Pritchard, age 9, Lantzville.

Age Group: 10 – 12

• 1st place prize: bike. Team name: The Lucky Lizards. Members: Olivia Williams, age 10, Parksville, Catalina Magana, age 10, Parksville, Hannah Worthal, age 11, Bowser, Sabastian Magana, age 9, Parksville.

• 2nd place prize: Nikon Camera. Team Name: Cute and Mysterious. Members: Rebbecca Stevenson, age 12, Parksville, Avery Swansolp, age 8, Parksville, Natalie Swansolp, age 10, Parksville, Ben Stevenson, age 10, Parksville.

• 3rd place prize: Sony Stereo. Team name: Sand Fusion. Members: Spencer Hancock, age 12, Parksville, Carter, age 11, Parksville, Isaac, age 12, Parksville.

• Mystery Prize: Norco Bike. Winner: Megan Munroe, age 12, Parksville.

— Quality Foods

Just Posted

Banners could add pop of colour to Parksville business district

District includes businesses between the Orange Bridge and McVickers Street

Last call for the ever-vanishing payphone in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Where many phones once resided, only memories remain

Developers go back to drawing board after high-rise application deferred by Parksville council

IAG Developments has proposed a multi-building development on city’s waterfront

WATCH: Parksville Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell takes first extended steps in nearly three decades

‘It actually felt like walking. It’s been 27 years… but it felt realistic to me’

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Body, burning truck found near northern B.C. town

RCMP unsure if the two separate discoveries are related

Couple found dead along northern B.C. highway in double homicide

Woman from the U.S. and man from Australia found dead near Liard Hot Springs

UPDATE: West Kelowna fawn euthanized, not claimed by sanctuary

Gilbert the deer has been euthanized after a suitable home was not found in time

Nanaimo-Opoly will let board game players deal Harbour City properties

Victoria’s Outset Media and Walmart Canada partner on local edition of popular game

BC Wildfire Service warns wet weather no reason to be complacent

Fire risk currently low for much of B.C. compared to same time over last two years.

Bank of Canada lowers qualifying rate used in mortgage stress tests

Home sales softened last year after the federal government introduced new stress test rules for uninsured mortgages

Port Hardy RCMP cleared in arrest that left man with broken ribs, punctured lung: IIO

The IIO noted the matter will not be referred to crown counsel for consideration of charges.

B.C. man pleads guilty in snake venom death of toddler

Plea comes more than five years after the incident in North Vancouver

Most Read