Pipeline parody winner at sandcastle competition
Sandcastle called Justin Time Pipeline takes People’s Choice award while octopus wins family category
From an oversized octopus and an Ogopogo to a huge Rufus dog and a very large bat made by members of Unity House, the 35th annual Penticton Peach Festival sandcastle competition at Skaha Lake was a hit.
“Given the heat and the smoke, I think it was a pretty good turnout and everyone had a lot of fun,” said Sandra Henderson, a member of the Rotary Club of Penticton Sunrise, which helped organize this year’s event.
The People’s Choice award went to a sandcastle called Justin Time Pipeline, which poked fun at the B.C.-Alberta divide on the pipeline issue. It was created by the Wong and Louie families. Everything in the design was edible, from noodles representing the pipeline to licorice representing the writing.
The corporate winner was the team from Rona, with an interactive Ogopogo sand creation that saw real people buried underneath and around the lake monster.
The family team award went to the Higgins and Gillespie families for an oversized octopus sporting a summer hat and a smiling face, carrying a cellphone in one of its tentacles.
The youth category was won by two young men and a young woman who recreated the city of Penticton and the Penticton sign made from mini marshmallows.
In the kids’ category, a rendition of Harry Potter’s school won.
All proceeds from sandcastle registration went to the Skaha Community Projects Society.
Brad Gillespie helps put the finishing touches on a friendly octopus that won first place in the family category of the 35th annual Penticton Peach Festival sandcastle competition at Skaha Lake.