This year, the theme will be “Walk on the Wild Side”, which was concocted by Taylor Elementary School student Breanne Bigcharles. Her creative drawing of that name was chosen out of 13 student submissions for theme ideas, of which others will be used for years to come. 

The choice was announced this morning at the school, after which the young students rang bells, meant to attract visitors to the Sand Sensations event. 

Once again, the sand will be donated by Nels Ostero Sand & Gravel, which is located directly across the river. 

The professionals will also be holding a workshop, for local sculptors looking to take their sandcastles to the next level. Sand Sensations B.C. will kick off with a family/community challenge on July 27, with music and refreshments. 

The sculptures will be left up as long as they’re still standing.