Sand sculptures a big draw as competition returns to Parksville for 2022

Ted ‘Guido’ Siebert puts the finishing touches on godfather Al Capone which part of their mob scene theme. (Michael Briones photo)Ted ‘Guido’ Siebert puts the finishing touches on godfather Al Capone which part of their mob scene theme. (Michael Briones photo)
Parksville’s beloved volunteer Joan LeMoine, who passed away last year, was honoured with a sand sculpture of her through a collaboration of competing artists Craig Mutch and Abe Waterman. (Michael Briones photo)Parksville’s beloved volunteer Joan LeMoine, who passed away last year, was honoured with a sand sculpture of her through a collaboration of competing artists Craig Mutch and Abe Waterman. (Michael Briones photo)
Edith van de Wetering of The Netherlands has the lions share of the work. (Michael Briones photo)Edith van de Wetering of The Netherlands has the lions share of the work. (Michael Briones photo)
Damon Langlois of British Columbia is trumpeting his Roaring 20s theme that features legendary trumpeteer Louis Armstrong. (Michael Briones photo)Damon Langlois of British Columbia is trumpeting his Roaring 20s theme that features legendary trumpeteer Louis Armstrong. (Michael Briones photo)
Bruce Waugh of BC is off the wall on his crumbling brick wall design. (Michael Briones photo)Bruce Waugh of BC is off the wall on his crumbling brick wall design. (Michael Briones photo)

The 2022 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition has been a big draw so far at the Parksville Community Park.

The competition started on Friday, July 15 and there have been an endless number of people making their way to the event.

To officially launch the popular summer Beach Festival event in Parksville, a ribbon-cutting cermony was held and it was attended by Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne, Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker, Alberni-Courtenay MP Gord Johns and Diana Rivard of Quality Foods, who was given the honour of the cutting the ribbon. Members of Innovate Dance Arts Studio also treated the public to a lively performance.

READ MORE: People tab ‘Roaring ’20s’ as theme for Parksville sand sculpting competition

The theme of this year’s sand sculpting competition, which is the first since 2019, is the ‘Roaring ’20s’.

The creations of the different sculptors that include international and Canadian artists are now nearing completion and will soon be ready for judging, which will be done on Sunday, July 17. The winners of the team and individual competitions will be declared at approximately 5 p.m.

The sculptures remain open for viewing through Aug. 21.

Michael.Briones@pqbnews.com

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