The Halifax Waterfront will play host to what could be one big beach party next Labour Day weekend.
Sixty-six truckloads carrying 2,000 tonnes of sand will transform the Cunard Lot — which is sandwiched between the new Nova Scotia Power building and Bishop’s Landing — into a temporary, six-court beach volleyball facility to host the FIVB world junior championships from Aug. 30 to Sept. 6.
Although it’s a sporting event, organizers expect the beer garden, patio seating and live music to draw in many who have never seen beach volleyball before.
“It’s really going to be more of a party … a fun atmosphere for people to be at,” said Derek Martin, president of Sports and Entertainment Atlantic. “I think it’s going to be a very, very busy spot that will look fantastic and give a shining example of what we are, how great our waterfront is and how great our city is.”