Celebrate annual Parks Day
P.E.I. National Park hosting number of activities on Saturday
There will be some yoga on the beach, a sandcastle competition and a whole lot more on Parks Day on Saturday at the P.E.I. National Park.
Parks Canada, in collaboration with Access Advisory P.E.I. and the Spinal Cord Injury Association of P.E.I., will also be launching the new accessibility mats at Stanhope Beach.
These mats allow regular wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility devices to travel from the wooden boardwalk onto the sand and right down to the water’s edge.
As part of the launch, there will be yoga on the beach, incorporating chair yoga, at 9:30 a.m. at Stanhope Beach.
The theme of the sandcastle competition is Canada 150. Creativity counts, and the panel of judges is looking forward to seeing sand creations of all shapes and sizes in family-friendly event.
Registration for the sandcastle competition begins at 11:30 a.m., and judging will take place at 2 p.m. Winners will be announced at 3 p.m.
Those interested in taking part can register as a group, individual or family.
Prizes will be awarded best entries.
Maurice Bernard, a local artist, this fun, for sand sculptor and host of P.E.I. National Park’a summer program “Sensational Sandcastles’’, will be on hand to offer tips.
To pre-register for the sandcastle competition, send an email to pc.evenements-ipe. email@example.com with the name and number of number of participants on a team, including contact information for the team captain.