Theme selected for 2013 Sand Sensations

 SAND Sensations 2013 opens July 27 and runs until August 2 at Peace Island Park in Taylor. The Fort St. John Community Arts Council invites 6 international carvers to create larger-than-life sand sculptures at the second sand event in the Peace Country.

The professional sand sculptures will be designed with the theme of "Walk on the Wild Side". The students of Taylor Elementary School submitted themes and drawings to depict their ideas for the 2013 theme. Breanna Bigcharles was the winner with a creative drawing of a campsite at Peace Island Park to match her theme idea. The entire school will celebrate on June 10, when the SAND organizing committee gives the students an opportunity to ring the bells to attract more visitors to the SAND SENSATIONS BC 2013.

The international professional carvers from the Netherlands, USA and Canada will reveal their "tips and tricks of the trade" this year by hosting a workshop. The newly added Family / Community Challenge will kick off the exhibition on July 27. Music, 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.