New and improved accessibility for the 2016 World's Largest Sandbox

Every year, The Sandbox Project holds the World’s Largest Sandbox – our signature annual event that aims to raise awareness of the importance of collaborating, investing and focusing on the health and wellbeing of Canada’s children and youth.  This yearly event brings together Parliamentarians, media personalities, not-for-profit organizations and industry professionals in a giant sandbox with local children and school groups for an exciting sandcastle-building competition. 

This year, The Sandbox Project has partnered with Smilezone Foundation to build a fully inclusive sandbox structure. For the first time ever, in collaboration with the Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services (OACRS) and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC), we are happy to announce that the World’s Largest Sandbox event is now accessible to all children.


Event details: 

What: The 5th Annual World’s Largest Sandbox 

When: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) 

Where: Sparks Street Mall, Ottawa (between O’Connor and Bank)


By designing and building the raised sandbox structure, Smilezone will be joining an incredible collaborative effort: We are grateful once again for the support of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America: Local 93, who donates and builds our giant sandbox frame, and to Karson Aggregates for donating the sand.  

At this year’s event, we will also be announcing the winners of the EduTOX Video Challenge, a youth environmental health video contest that formed part of Pollution Probe’s Healthy Communities Campaign.

Thank you to TELUS, the AstraZeneca Young Health ProgramMcDonald’s CanadaYellow Pages and the Mental Health Commission of Canada for their continued support for this annual event. 

We invite you all to join us in the sandbox! 

About Smilezone Foundation: 

Smilezone Foundation is a registered charity committed to putting smiles on children’s faces. Smilezone’s mission is to create, build and transform areas (“Zones”) in hospitals, private treatment and development centres, and children’s clinics, in order to improve the lives of children facing illness, disabilities, and physical or emotional obstacles – ultimately putting a smile on their faces.  Visit for more information. 

 Click on the image below to view the 2016 World's Largest Sandbox event description: