Kite-flying fun at Grand Bay West Beach
Rian Skinner holds her homemade kite, which claimed first prize at The Gulf News Kite Festival to promote literacy on Sunday, Aug. 12.
After Mother Nature caused an unexpected delay for Astrolabe Days, The Gulf News Kite Festival to promote literacy finally returned after an almost decade-long hiatus.
The weather proved perfect for kite-flying, with a soft breeze helping to keep kites aloft on a hot sunny afternoon on Sunday, Aug. 12 at Grand Bay West Beach.
Rian Skinner’s homemade kite took first prize, and she walked away with some nifty prizes including books, art supplies and a $25 gift card. Other winners were also treated to bags, books and $10 gift cards. All 21 children who entered kites received their choice of books to take home as a thank you.
Rogan and Denzel LeRiche flew their kite the highest and also won a prize.
Judges Leon MacIsaac and John Spencer consult before announcing the kite festival winners.
Hungry participants and their parents enjoy a free barbecue thanks to kite festival sponsors The Gulf News.
Twenty-one kites flew over Grand Bay West Beach during the festival.
Kids splashed in the surf, some while flying their kites, in order to keep cool.
Spectators and parents lined the beach to enjoy the kite festival.