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.
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.