Shuswap Hospice Society board member Marc Dansereau works on the top-most level of a multi-tiered sandcastle he’s constructing at Marine Park in Salmon Arm on Monday, Aug. 14. The project is being constructed by the Blind Bay resident to raise awareness of, and funds for the hospice society. Dansereau began building his elaborate sand sculptors in honour of his daughter Bernadette, who died at age 6 of an inoperable cancer. The Marine Park castle will be his largest project yet. The castle will require 10 yards of sand and will weigh approximately 28,000 lbs when complete. The finished castle will be treated with a sealant, and will remain on display he hopes until the end of September.

Shuswap Hospice Society board member Marc Dansereau works on the top-most level of a multi-tiered sandcastle he’s constructing at Marine Park in Salmon Arm on Monday, Aug. 14. The project is being constructed by the Blind Bay resident to raise awareness of, and funds for the hospice society. Dansereau began building his elaborate sand sculptors in honour of his daughter Bernadette, who died at age 6 of an inoperable cancer. The Marine Park castle will be his largest project yet. The castle will require 10 yards of sand and will weigh approximately 28,000 lbs when complete. The finished castle will be treated with a sealant, and will remain on display he hopes until the end of September.

A castle to remember

  • Aug. 18, 2017 4:30 p.m.

Shuswap Hospice Society board member Marc Dansereau works on the top-most level of a multi-tiered sandcastle he’s constructing at Marine Park in Salmon Arm on Monday, Aug. 14.

The project is being constructed by the Blind Bay resident to raise awareness of, and funds for the hospice society.

Dansereau began building his elaborate sand sculptors in honour of his daughter Bernadette, who died at age 6 of an inoperable cancer. The Marine Park castle will be his largest project yet. The castle will require 10 yards of sand and will weigh approximately 28,000 lbs when complete. The finished castle will be treated with a sealant, and will remain on display he hopes until the end of September.