New Beachfest T-shirts designed by VIU student

The Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition kicks off this weekend in Parksville

VIU design student Amadna Key’s graphic will adorn this year’s Beachfest T-shirts.

VIU design student Amadna Key’s graphic will adorn this year’s Beachfest T-shirts.

Beachfest is excited to be offering new T-shirts for sale as souvenirs and fundraisers this summer, with a unique local design.

With the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition kicking off this weekend, organizers are introducing their new official shirts depicting a sandcastle emerging from the sand with a dragon climbing up one side.

Beach Festival Society president Cheryl Dill said she’d seen other work by Vancouver Island University graphic design student Amanda Key and asked her to design something for them.

“She had seen my design for the Deep Bay Marine Field Station and wanted to see what I could do for Beachfest,” Key added.

“I was excited to be involved,” said Key who is graduating in April and hopes to find work on the Island. “I haven’t been involved in Beachfest before, but I have worked on some projects through the community and it has been a great experience.”

“Amanda was a pleasure to work with,” Dill said. “She happily met with us to learn more about our event and soon came up with three designs for us to consider, explaining the final design is in line with this year’s sculpting theme of ‘fairy tales’.” Dill said the placement of the graphic is unique on the shirts, wrapping around the side, and they will be on sale at the site on the beach throughout.

Check Thursday’s edition of The NEWS and www.parksvillebeachfest.ca for more info.