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Beach volleyball tourney aims to please spectators

The Halifax Waterfront will play host to what could be one big beach party next Labour Day weekend.

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.”

 
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