Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Sandbox150: An Ontario150 Community Celebration

Building Healthy Futures

OTTAWA, June 5, 2017 /CNW/ - To mark the 150th birthday of Canada and Ontario, a 150-foot pop-up sandbox is coming to Ottawa's Sparks Street. School children, Parliamentarians and child and youth serving organizations will meet in the sandbox for a giant sandcastle-building competition. Together, we will celebrate the achievements of those working towards improving child and youth health in Canada.

We will be joined by Members of Parliament from the Liberal, Conservative, NDP, and Green parties, as well as Senators, Ottawa-area MPPs and Ottawa city councillors for this sixth annual celebration.  

Who: The Sandbox Project
What: Sandbox150
When: Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (sandcastle contest will begin at 12:15 p.m.)
Outside on Sparks Street, between O'Connor and Bank Streets
Why: To raise awareness of the importance of collaborating and investing in child and youth health in Canada. 

About The Sandbox Project:
The Sandbox Project is a national, registered charity working to improve the health and wellbeing of Canadian children and youth by sharing knowledge and resources and developing evidence-based policy. As an umbrella organization, The Sandbox Project facilitates collaboration and drives innovation among like-minded, child-focused organizations within Canada's child and youth health arena.

On Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and Facebook, follow @SandboxCanada and #Sandbox150 for the latest updates and photos. 


SOURCE The Sandbox Project

For further information: Mary-Ellen Rayner, Chief Partnerships and Communications Officer, The Sandbox Project, (416) 554 - 2610,


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