Sand Sensations 2013

Sand Carving by Peter Vogelaar from the 2012Sand Sensations

Preparations for the second annual Sand Sensations sand carving event are well underway and it promises to be even bigger and better than last year.  Six international carvers have been invited to participate and they will be hard at work at Peace Island Park from July 27th to August 2nd.  The sculptures they create are guaranteed to be truly spectacular and they will remain on diplay through the World Gold Panning Championships and throughout the rest of the summer.

This year, as well, there will be opportunities for local residents as well as visitors to the region to try their hand at carving with a carving workshop and a family competition. 

Planns for 2013 include:

Theme: “A Walk on the Wild Side”
Date: July 27-August 2, 2013
Place: Peace Island Park, Taylor, BC.

Invited Sculptors: David Ducharme and Peter Vogelaar of BC, Canada
Ray Villafane of AZ and Andy Bergholtz of CA, USA
Arianne van Rosmalen and Merielle Heessels of GL, Nethernlands

Activities: Pre-work July 17-26
Summer SAND STAGE Music and Mixes July 27-28 & August 1-2
Professional Guided Tips & Tricks Workshop July 26
Family Competition July 27
Profession Judging & Closing Ceremonies August 2

The generosity of the community made last year's success possible, and once again we are inviting local businesses and individuals to join us in putting on an event that will make the region proud and provide an outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by local residents and visitors of all ages.