2017 WinnersThe 2017 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition in Parksville was a great success. We welcomed 12,711 visitors over opening weekend July 14-16. Visitors witnessed master sculptors carving sand to the theme of "Canada One Five 'O". Twenty-nine (29) competitors were allotted 30 hours to convert 325 yards of sand into sculptures based on celebrating Canada's 150th Year of Confederation. Parksville Beach Festival Society awarded a total of $43,000 to sculptors Sunday evening. The results of the competition are below.
- 5th Susanne Ruseler (Netherlands) for "Making A Wish"
- 4th Guy Beauregard (Quebec) for "Canadance du Soleil"
- 3rd Peter Vogelaar (Winlaw, BC) for "The Last Spike"
- 2nd Wilfred Stijger (Netherlands) for "150"
- 1st Leonardo Ugolini (Italy) for "Spirits of Canada"
- 3rd Marianne Van Den Broek & Daniel Belcher (Missouri, USA) for "Eau Canada"
- 3rd Guy-Olivier Deveau (Quebec) & Damon Langlois (Victoria, BC) for "Little Iron Horse"
- 2nd Jacinthe Trudel & Jonathan Bouchard (Quebec) for "Oh Canada We Stand On Guard for Tree"
- 1st David Ducharme (Winlaw, BC) & Dmitry Klimenko (Russia) for "Canadian Mosaic"
Competitor's Choice (Selected by their peers)
- Double Marielle Heesels & Hanneke Supply (Netherlands) for "Coming Together"
- Solo Leonardo Ugolini (Italy) for "Spirits of Canada"