Sandcastle attendance on record pace

Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition is open until Aug. 18

  • Aug. 1, 2013 9:00 a.m.

More than 50,000 people have been through the gates to date to view the creations of the professionals in Parksville Community Park at the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition.

The record attendance for the event was set in 2010 when 99,001 people viewed the castles. As of Wednesday morning, the total for this year was 50,649.

Last year, 90,194 people went through the gates.

The gates are open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Aug. 18.

— NEWS Staff

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