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22nd Annual Family Sand Castle Competition

Date July 17, 2021
TIME 10:00am - 4:30pm

We are so excited to announce that our 22nd Annual Sandcastle Competition is a go! Come out and join us at Rissers Beach Provincial Park on Saturday, July 17 at 10:00am. We will also have beach volleyball happening at 2:00pm!

Categories for judging. All ages welcome. Water and beach games. Cardboard box races. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Petite Riviere.

Virtual Entry date July 16th

You can register online at https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/modl/Home or by calling (902) 530-3285 (all participants per family/group will need to be registered for contact tracing).

Don’t worry if you can’t make it for the in-person event, you can submit virtual entries until July 16 at 4:30pm by emailing a photo of your sandcastle, your name, age, and category to Jenna.Nauss@modl.ca.

Phone 902-541-1343
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