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Leonardo Ugolini celebrates after winning 1st place in the individual category of the 2017 Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition
Leonardo Ugolini celebrates after winning 1st place in the individual category of the 2017 Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Kings of the castle: winner crowned as sand sculptures fill Parksville park

By Ian Holmes
July 16, 2017 - 9:51pm Updated: July 17, 2017 - 10:21am

PARKSVILLE — A first-time winner from Italy stole the show at the 35th annual Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition in Parksville.

Leonardo Ugolini took home the top prize Sunday night in the individual category with his piece titled "Spirits of Canada."

2016 solo division champion Wilfred Stijger of the Netherlands with his masterpiece "up"
2016 solo division champion Wilfred Stijger of the Netherlands with his masterpiece "up" Parksville Beach Festival

Top sand sculptors on the planet converge on Parksville

By Ian Holmes
July 14, 2017 - 3:35pm Updated: July 15, 2017 - 7:29am

PARKSVILLE —  Some of the world's top sculptors are in Parksville for Canada's premier sand sculpting competition.

The 35th annual Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition kicked off the Parksville Beach Festival on Friday afternoon at the Community Park.

Boats line up down at Maffeo-Sutton Park for what may be a triumphant or quickly ended boat race.
Boats line up down at Maffeo-Sutton Park for what may be a triumphant or quickly ended boat race. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Silly sailors take to the water for charity

By Spencer Sterritt
July 14, 2017 - 3:01pm Updated: July 16, 2017 - 7:57am

NANAIMO — In the Silly Boat Regatta, it's less about who wins and more about who looks the best doing it.

There will be 38 boats in the water at Maffeo Sutton Park on Sunday, racing to a buoy and back before sinking.

Organizers say every day new SFN youth have come to the workshops to learn and become budding MC's and dancers.
Organizers say every day new SFN youth have come to the workshops to learn and become budding MC's and dancers. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Hip-hop music helping Snuneymuxw First Nation youth express themselves

By Spencer Sterritt
July 7, 2017 - 12:39am Updated: July 7, 2017 - 11:35am

NANAIMO — Young Snuneymuxw First Nations kids and teens have spent the week learning how to combine urban hip-hop dancing with traditional pow wow dancing.

Banners, flags and signs of all colours paraded through Nanaimo's downtown Saturday, June 10 in a tremendous display of inclusiveness.
Banners, flags and signs of all colours paraded through Nanaimo's downtown Saturday, June 10 in a tremendous display of inclusiveness. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

VIDEO: Thousands pack downtown for Nanaimo Pride parade

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
June 10, 2017 - 10:38pm Updated: June 11, 2017 - 6:00am

NANAIMO — For only the second time, Nanaimo's downtown was filled with dance music and cheers for the Nanaimo Pride parade. 

 

 

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