Photos: More than just sandcastles at Skaha Beach’s competition.

Brennan Phillips

Western News Staff

Skaha Beach played host once again to the 36th year of the Rona Sandcastle Competition.

Two families and three corporate teams worked the sand for two hours in a battle for the top prizes. The kids had an hour, and put together some impressive sculptures of their own.

All of the materials used in the competition have to be environmentally friendly, or easily removable once the competition is finished. One kids team, Edmonton Latino, used pinecones to give their turtle sculptures a more unique look.

The family prize went to the Leydon’s and their Colisseum sculpture. The corporate award, which will be donated to the charity of the team’s choice, went to the first time entrants of team Dolce Vida, who’s music-themed sculpture won over the judges.

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