Summer Sand Festival Gets a Boost

The Fort St. John Community Arts Council received a welcome boost in support of the second Sand Carving Festival scheduled for this summer in Taylor, BC. Representatives of The Robert L. Conconi Foundationwere in Fort St. John this week to make the presentation.   RBC Dominion Securities' Rob Wilson joined Scott Selin of RBC in Fort St. John to present a cheque for $7500 to Rosemary Landry President of the Arts Council and Jocelyn Eisert Festival organizer. RBC support of this kind is awarded to organizations that demonstrate strong community involvement and continued development in family oriented activities.  

Sand Sensations BC attracts thousands of spectators to Peace Island Park in Taylor to see the artwork carved from local sand harvested directly from the banks of the Peace River. Six professional carvers from the Netherlands, USA and Canada will be creating works depicting the theme of “Walk on the Wild Side”.  In this second year of the festival, a new family competition has been added which will provide training and techniques in sand carving. Building sand castles will take on entirely new dimensions when “the tricks of the trade” are revealed by the professional sand carvers.  The success of Sand Sensations BC is dependent upon donations and in-kind support from local companies, business and individuals.

Sand Sensations BC 2013 is filled with fun, food, sand and sun with music in the mix. It is a great summer week of fun, July 27 – August 2, where the famous Alaska Highway meets the mighty Peace River.

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