At the time of the original sandcastle competition, I was working for Peace Arch News. We got together a team of staff; chose a strip of beach, a bucket of water and shovels and tools.
It was just a fun thing (we didn’t win). No one thought about environmental damage.
What was there to damage? Eventually the tide would wash it all away.
As far as I can recall, we didn’t have numerous long meetings, discussions or permission from First Nations.
Eventually, of course, the event got bigger and bigger and the number of rowdy people also increased, which put a stop to the whole thing.
There are very few fun things for people to enjoy these days without months or even years of research. Progress?
Kathleen Fricker, Surrey