Media Advisory - Playing in the World's Largest Sandbox

Raising awareness to improve the health of Canadian children

OTTAWA, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Come to the third World's Largest Sandbox event and help raise awareness for the health of Canadian children and youth.

Members of Parliament, Cabinet Ministers, media personalities 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 4th, 2014 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Outside on Sparks Street, between O'Connor and Bank streets — in front of the CBC studios.

Special Guests: The Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, The Hon. Peter MacKay, The Hon. Tim Uppal, The Hon. James Moore, The Hon. Kellie Leitch

About The Sandbox Project

The Sandbox Project is an effort to make Canada the healthiest place on Earth for children and youth to grow up. It was created after research conducted by the Honourable 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 children 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.