Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Playing in The World's Largest Sandbox

Raising awareness to improve the health of Canadian children

OTTAWA, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Come to the fourth annual World's Largest Sandbox event and help raise awareness for the health of Canadian children and youth. 

Members of Parliament, Cabinet Ministers, media personalities, not-for-profits and industry professionals will gather in a large sandbox with local children and school groups where they will partake in a competition building sandcastles to raise awareness about The Sandbox Project.

What: The Sandbox Project
When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 11:30 AM -1:00PM
Where: Outside on Sparks Street, between O'Connor and Bank Streets
Remarks: The Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Status of Women

About The Sandbox Project:

The Sandbox Project is a national initiative to make Canada the healthiest place on Earth for children and youth to grow up. It was created after research, conducted by Dr. Kellie Leitch for the Government of Canada, found that Canada is slipping behind its peer countries when it comes to key health indicators for children and youth. The Sandbox Project is focused on improving child and youth health outcomes with respect to injury prevention, obesity, mental health and the environment.

It is designed to pursue these important objectives in a collaborative manner with stakeholders and Canada's corporate community.

On Twitter, follow @SandboxCanada and #OTTsandbox for the latest updates and photos.

 

SOURCE The Sandbox Project

For further information: Mary-Ellen Rayner, Director, Partnerships & Initiatives, The Sandbox Project, (416) 554-2610, merayner@sandboxproject.ca

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