Time to build your own sand­cas­tle

Events are planned for to­day at Prince Ed­ward Is­land Na­tional Park

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE -

Parks Day will be cel­e­brated to­day in Prince Ed­ward Is­land Na­tional Park.

Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude a sand­cas­tle com­pe­ti­tion at Brack­ley Beach from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those in­ter­ested in tak­ing part can register as an in­di­vid­ual, group or fam­ily with prizes be­ing awarded to the best en­tries. Mau­rice Bernard, lo­cal artist, sand­cas­tle sculp­tor and host of P.E.I. Na­tional Park’s sum­mer pro­gram sand­sculpt­ing 101, will judge the en­tries and of­fer tips.

Parks Canada is of­fer­ing a one-hour yoga ses­sion on the beach at 9:30 a.m. Par­tic­i­pants are asked to bring their yoga mats or beach towel and wa­ter.

The dis­cov­ery dome will be open from 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. where peo­ple can get up close and per­sonal with a lob­ster, learn about the en­dan­gered pip­ing plover or par­tic­i­pate in the kids xplor­ers pro­gram ac­tiv­i­ties. Park in­ter­preters will also be show­ing off their so­lar as­tron­omy equip­ment, beach star.

For a com­plete list of Parks Day events and ac­tiv­i­ties in Prince Ed­ward Is­land Na­tional park, visit our spe­cial events page.

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