The Pan Am Parapan Am GIANT Sandbox

On July 8, together with our partners, The Sandbox Project built a giant sandbox at Earlscourt Park in Toronto as part of the Pan Am Torch Stop festivities. We are delighted to announce that the Pan Am Parapan Am GIANT Sandbox event was a great success. The sandbox was filled with families as well as children from local daycares, day camps, and the community.  

We had a fun afternoon in the sun alongside some of our Collaborating Partners including Ability Online, EPODE Canada, FitSpirit, Healthy Minds Canada, Motivate Canada, Parachute, Stella’s Place, and TELUS Health to help raise awareness of the importance of collaboration towards the health and wellbeing of Canada’s children and youth. A highlight of the afternoon was the participation of Canadian Beach Volleyball Olympian and Sandbox Project board member Martin Reader, who facilitated movement education sessions throughout the afternoon.

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The Pan Am Parapan Am GIANT Sandbox was donated and built by LiUNA Local 183. We would also like to thank McDonald’s Canada for their generous support of this event, as well as the Active At School team for our fantastic neon shovels and buckets! Thanks also to the IGNITE Community Program and everyone who came out and helped to make the day a success. The Pan Am Parapan Am GIANT Sandbox was a great community celebration that we were thrilled to be a part of.  And now – on to the Toronto 2015 Games!

If you're in search of fun family activities in Toronto during the Games, visit the Latin American Pavilion from July 11-26. An invitation from Eldy Ampuero, President of the Hispanic Congress of Canada:  

"The Canadian Hispanic Congress along with the Latin American Working Group was proud to be a part of the Torch Relay on July 8, 2015.  It truly was a celebration showcasing the Latin American Community as it received the Pan American Torch.  The March of Flags, The Sandbox Project and the Poetree Activation helped to highlight the event, providing all that attended an afternoon of family entertainment.  We thank of of those involved and mostly we would like to extend our gratitude to the Community that made its presence felt. 

We look forward to seeing  you all at the Latin American Pavillion from July 11 to 26, 2015, we will have Artistic Presentations, Award Ceremonies such as the "10 most influential Hispanic Canadians", vendors featuring Latin American Products all close to the Athletes village at the super cool Distillery District in downtown Toronto east. Come and be part of the celebrations."