Two persistent nieces dragged Dale out reluctantly to a local sandcastle competition in 2008 where the family team took home 2nd place. Dale took home a new love for sandsculpting. In 2014, he ventured on his own competing across North America. Dale's work has been seen on an episode of The Amazing Race Canada where he helped producers design a sandsculpting challenge.
He has also created several castles for YTV. In 2016, Dale placed 3rd at the US National Championships in Fort Myers Beach. Other highlights include People's Choice Awards at Texas Sandfest (2019), Sauble Beach Sandfest (2017), American Sandsculpting Championships (2015) and Lake Worth, Florida (2014). His goal is to make the audience think, smile and see the story behind every detail in his sculptures. When he isn’t sculpting sand, his work can be seen on the silver screen as a film Executive Producer.