LETTERS: Beginning of the end for sandcastle competition?

Editor:

Re: People are the cause (Dec.31)

My husband and I remember walking from below the Old Mill Restaurant along the lovely clean beach at low tide with no eelgrass, admiring the sandcastle works of art.

The last time we were there the contestants built a replica of the Parliament Buildings near the pier. There were thousands viewing from the pier and wherever they could could get a glimpse of the prime minister, who arrived by hovercraft just as the judges were to make their decision on the first prize.

The hovercraft ran up onto the beach, reporters and public charged, completely obliterating the sculpture of the Parliament Building which was about to be judged. The artists must have been crushed, along with their work of art.

We also remember the drunken brawls that weekend, and the vandalized First Nations cemetery, which at that time had lovely iron crosses and thin white gravestones.

The bloom was off the contests after, or was that the last one?

Florence Penny, White Rock

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