Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - The World's Largest Sandbox: Playtime with purpose

Helping shape the future of child and youth health in Canada

OTTAWA, June 6, 2016 /CNW/ - On June 8th, Parliamentarians, media personalities, not-for-profits and industry professionals will join local children and school groups in a giant sandbox for a sandcastle-building competition to raise awareness about The Sandbox Project.

This year, The Sandbox Project is pleased to partner with the Smilezone Foundation to build a fully inclusive sandbox structure. Through resource sharing and collaboration, the World's Largest Sandbox is now accessible to all children.

What: The 5th Annual World's Largest Sandbox
When: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 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
Remarks: Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, MP

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 fostering public education, sharing knowledge and resources and developing policy through public-private collaborations in the child and youth health sector.  Sandbox's vision is to make Canada the healthiest place in the world for children and youth to grow up, so they can contribute fully to Canada's continued socioeconomic development.  The Sandbox Project is focused on improving child and youth health outcomes with respect to injury prevention, growing healthy bodies, mental health and the environment.

On Twitter, Instagram and Flickr, 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,


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