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Back by Popular Demand - SandLand presented by Northumberland Ferries Ltd.

Added: (Fri Jun 27 2008)

Pressbox (Press Release) - (Charlottetown, PE - June 27) Catch the magic of sand sculpture at SandLand presented by Northumberland Ferries! This summer, SandLand returns to the Historic Charlottetown Waterfront with the theme "Living by the Sea". SandLand will open to the public on Saturday, June 28th at 10am as part of
the Atlantic Superstore Festival of Lights.

Don Cormier, Vice President of Operations & Safety Management at Northumberland Ferries Ltd. states, "Northumberland Ferries Ltd. is pleased to again be sponsoring this wonderful family event. The world class
sculptors have created for all visitors works of art which will be a memorable PEI experience. In keeping with this years theme "Living by the Sea" NFL has been creating memorable experiences on the sea since 1941".

Over 20 amazing sand sculptures will depict Island life, enchanting visitors with stories of the Yankee Gale, coastal lighthouses, the history of rum running, the harvesting of Irish moss and more. Returning for their second year and best known for their work at the Jack Frost Children's
WinterFest, Canada's own World Champion Sand Sculptors have created the largest sand show east of British Columbia. A popular attraction for Islanders and visitors, over 32,000 people enjoyed a visited SandLand in its first year.

"The sculptures are made entirely of sand and water," says Kim Green, CEO Tourism of Charlottetown. "Local laborers built forms, which were then filled with sand and water, tampered and left to harden. The forms were then removed and the red sand was sculpted into stories of Prince Edward
Island. It is truly a work of art."

For those wanting to learn more about sand sculpting, demos will be offered daily throughout the summer by Lin Donovan and Heidi Waterman. Sand sculpting demos will be offered daily at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

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About SandLand

Over 32,000 people visited SandLand in 2007, surpassing the forecasted attendance of 15,000 people. The attraction features over 20 Sand Sculptures made from 100% red Island sand. Each sculpture represents a different
Prince Edward Island story. SandLand is sponsored by Northumberland Ferries. SandLand is located directly beside The Charlottetown Visitor Centre at Founders' Hall, 6 Prince Street, Historic Charlottetown Waterfront. Tickets
can be purchased inside the Visitor Centre at the Admissions Desk or at the entrance to SandLand.

Admission Prices:
Adults: $5
Seniors (60 & over)/Students: $4
Children (under 12): $2
Adult Combo: Founders' Hall and SandLand - $10
Family Combo (2 Children and 2 Adults): Founders' Hall and SandLand - $25

Please note that all rate are subject to applicable taxes

Hours of Operation:
June 30 - August 18 10:00am - 8pm (Daily)
August 19 - September 8 10:00am - 6:30pm (Daily)
September 9 - October 15 10:00am - 5pm (Daily)

About Northumberland Ferries

Northumberland Ferries Ltd. offers up to 9 crossings a day, and with the new convenient NOWPass Reservations, traveling with the ferry has never been easier. There are three ways to secure a ferry pass; book online for a
NOWPass Reservation, purchase an Assured Loading Pass from one of our retailers, or just show up at the terminal. Call Northumberland Ferries at 1-877-635-SAIL or visit www.peiferry.com to learn more.

Submitted by:Kathryn Carver
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