Myth’s and Legends were last year’s theme for the Quality Foods Sandsculpting Competition and Exhibition. What would you like to see this year? (File photo)

Parksville community asked to vote on 2020 sand sculpting theme

Choices: ‘Roaring ’20s’, ‘Topsy Turvy’, or ‘Celebrate!’

Work has already begun for the 2020 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competitition and Exhibition.

The Parksville Beach Festival Society is actively planning the popular summer event, set to run from July 10 to Aug. 16.

Part of the planning involves selecting a specific theme for the sand sculptures that will be created and displayed at spot alongside Parksville’s magnificent beach area. The society is turning to the public for help.

“Theme ideas are discussed at our annual planning meeting each year where we consider such things as trends, upcoming celebrations and events,” said Wendy Sears, event manager. “Theme ideas need to be broad so our international sculptors can appreciate the design guidelines.”

READ MORE: Myths and Legends voted as theme for Parksville’s 2019 sand sculpting competition

The society is inviting the community to visit parksvillebeachfest.ca/theme-voting and vote for their favourite theme from a choice of three: Roaring ‘20s, Topsy Turvy, or Celebrate!

Voting online is now open until Feb. 17.

Cheryl Dill, president of the Beach Festival Society is pleased with how the 2020 plans are coming along.

“Our creative directors and event managers are discussing fresh ideas for the five-week-long event,” said Dill. “We value public input to help design the events for beach festival.”

Themes from previous years have been Myths & Legends, Wild Things – from here to the Galapagos, Canada One-Five-Oh, Things with Wings, Heroes and Villains, A Celebration of Music and Fairytales.

International sculptor recruitment and sponsorship is the main focus at present. The society will reveal more details later this spring. For more information visit www.parksvillebeachfest.ca or email info@parksvillebeachfest.ca.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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