Kite-fly­ing fun at Grand Bay West Beach

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Front page - BY ROSALYN ROY

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.

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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.

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