Family, youth, kids and corporate teams vied for prizes ranging from 100 to 300 bucks, although fame and fun were more likely incentives to participate.
The competition started at 6 PM and everyone had 1 and a half hours to complete their sandcastles. A few builders had messages to convey including “Save the Firepits” and “One World, One People, Free Tibet”.
Most efforts were just for fun, and as you can see in my photographs on Flickr, there were hundreds of spectators on hand to watch as huge sections of the Skaha beach was morphed into Penticton scenes, Ogopogo and the Sphinx. A few small children were even semi-buried alive to add to the fun (see photo to left of my personal favorite – the kid octupus).
Winner of the competiton was “Summer Vacation 2007“, a filmstrip montage of places and activities around Penticton with depictions of a Nikon camera, a girl in a bikini floating on an inner tube, a vineyard, an ice cream cone, volleyball nets and a train on the KVR. Congratulations to the winners! Well done!
Entertainment was provided by The Amazing Rubber Band with Kyle Anderson, Patrick d’Aoust and Steve Jones who provide much listening pleasure around town.
[tags]sandcastle competition, sandcastle, Penticton Peachfest, Penticton[/tags]