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 Stéphan Robert
TOGO (AFRICA) ENTRY
Sculptors: Bob Atisso and Bouke Atema
FROM THE CNE WEBSITE
International Sand Sculpting Pairs Competition
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.
This sculpture below, entitled "Rock on Rock," by Daryl Maddeaux was also on display..