Sandcastle Plans Again In The Works For Marine Park

We're in the midst of National Hospice and Palliative Care Week, and that means a check-up with Salmon Arm's sandcastle builder Marc Dansereau.

Dansereau began building giant sandcastles in support of the Shuswap Hospice Society after losing his daughter Bernadette to cancer in 2015. 

He tells us that this year will be no different, saying "I have plans to start here in early June to carve another sandcastle down by the Wharf. We're really looking forward to meeting people in the community - and there's so many visitors to Salmon Arm that enjoy it as well."

He says that his sandcastle at the Westgate Public Market was a big hit "We've had an amazing response from people there, and people have been very generous in supporting hospice, making donations, and letting friends and family know about the services."

Dansereau says that his years of work are paying off "We've had a lot more awareness, a lot more people coming forward to volunteer for hospice, and more people coming by our offices to find out how we can help them."

As always donations will be welcomed at the sandcastle site for the Shuswap Hospice Society.