Pound up 2014

Recycling last year’s sculptures and preparing for 2014!

By on July 27, 2014

SAND Sensations 2014 opens July 28 and runs until August 3 at Peace Island Park in Taylor. The Fort St. John Community Arts Council invited 5 international carvers to create larger-than-life sand sculptures at the third sand event in the Peace Country.

The professional sand sculptures will be designed with the theme of “Cowboy Country”. The international professional carvers from the Netherlands, USA and Canada will reveal their “tips andtricks of the trade” this year by hosting a workshop. The newly added Family / Community
Challenge will kick off August 2. Friends, family, food, refreshments and more have been implemented to attract even more visitors to the “playground of the Peace” where the Alaska Highway meets the mighty Peace River.

Preparations begin a week in advance to build forms and tamp down the wet sand to make each sculpture site firm. Tons and tons of local sand are donated by Nels Ostero Sand & Gravel, directly located across the Peace River in Taylor. Poor Boy Trucking transports it over the bridge and onto the site as their contribution to the event. Equipment from Peace Country Rentals, water trucked in by Pratt Water and the District of Taylor make the family event possible.

Sand Sensations celebrates the environment with the use of natural materials in its original state. The sand in the Peace Country has the right amount of clay and silt, with no added materials, to make long lasting sculptures. Last year’s artwork was still standing last week!

Come enjoy camping along the Peace River near wilderness rife with moose, bears, and revel in the natural elements as sand, water and sunshine makes for the best summer memories. SAND Sensations BC 2014 is filled with art, fun, food, sand and sun with a musical mix this summer.

Family Package Jul 0214

Knocking down the 2013 sculptures to recycle the sand.

Knocking down the 2013 sculptures to recycle the sand.

MOOSE FM Block Party

MOOSE FM Block Party

By on July 9, 2014

Calling all artists and crafts people: It’s the Biggest Block Party in Town and you can sell your artwork to thousands of people who will be attending. Moose FM is taking over 4 blocks of downtown on September 6 with

Poster 2014

Family and Amateur Sand Carving

By on July 4, 2014

Come play in the sand and build a castle – with the help of professional carvers from around the world!   WIN AWESOME PRIZES!!!!! Family Challenge Winners – 30 Minute Helicopter Ride from Challenger Inspections, Pool Parties from Super 8,

Sculpture by Arianne Van Rosmalen

Sand Sensations BC 2014

By on June 27, 2014

The Messiah Project

The Messiah Project

By on June 25, 2014

Finch Students1

Students enjoy workshop with Sand Sensations BC

By on June 20, 2014

A SNEAK PEEK AT SAND SENSATIONS BC A sandy surprise greeted CM Finch students earlier this month on a school trip to Peace Island Park. They got a sneak preview at the plans for the up and coming 2014 sand sculpturing event. The sculptures from last year are still

Stoney Family

An Evening of Classical Music

By on June 20, 2014

Fo Jo Performance Arts Festival

Fo Jo Performance Arts Festival

By on June 20, 2014

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT A THEATRE PIECE INTO THE VERY FIRST FOJO FRINGE FESTIVAL IN FORT ST. JOHN—read on….. Get ready to step outside the box! Stage North and Spectacular Chair Factory are pleased to present for the first time ever the Fo

Chili bowls

North Peace Potters’ Guild 7th Annual Summer Solstice Chili Bowl Bash

By on June 4, 2014

R.D. Art Exhibit featured

R.D. Symons Art Exhibit

By on June 2, 2014