This would be a good time to try something new!. With the 30 th Annual Texada Sandcastle Festival , there is free skimboarding lessons available. Elayne Boloten, one of the organizers, explains this trendy , new activity

Boloten says it is just one of the free activities to enjoy at this long weekend event. The pancake breakfast started at 9 am at the Texada Community Hall in Gillies Bay. Boloten says after breakfast , everyone heads to the beach to participate for sculptures in the sand for some cash prizes in different categories. The winners are chosen by peoples choice, so Boloten encourages people to not only build, but bring their friends. Throughout the weekend there are the skimboarding lessons, kids activities , food and craft vendors as well as beer gardens . The weekend festival wraps up approximately 3 pm at the ball park