Monday, August 31, 2015

Canadian National Exhibition Sand Sculptures



The Canadian National Exhibition was founded in 1879 and it is a Toronto tradition.  I've been going to the CNE, or as we Torontonians affectionately call it , "The Ex," my whole life.  The grand fair is Canada''s largest annual community event and runs for 18 days.  It always ends on Labour Day and it ushers in the new school year and the fall season.

This year, I took some photos of the four entries in the International Pairs sand sculpting competition at the Enercare Centre, the main building at the Ex.  Here are pictures of the entries.

THE UNITED STATES ENTRY: "Idea Factory"
Sculptors: Eva Sazuko McGrew and Greg LeBon







THE CHINESE ENTRY: "Ancient Mysteries of China"
Sculptors: Yan Zhang and Lidong Yang










THE CANADIAN ENTRY:  "All You Need is Love"
Sculptors:  Jonathan Bouchard and St├ęphan Robert





TOGO (AFRICA) ENTRY
Sculptors: Bob Atisso and Bouke Atema







FROM THE CNE WEBSITE

International Sand Sculpting Pairs Competition



BREAKING NEWS:  The Judges Have Spoken!
Team USA wins top honours followed by Canada in second place!

Now it is up to you, our guests, to vote for the Fan Favourite


END NOTE

This sculpture below, entitled "Rock on Rock," by Daryl Maddeaux was also on display..





- Joanne