100% Model

Private donors fund 100% of our operating costs so that all of your donations go straight to the organizations that support children’s mental health.

why mental health

Without early diagnosis and treatment, mental health disorders can interfere with a child’s ability to excel at school and form friendships, negatively affecting them throughout their lives.

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local beneficiaries

We’ve partnered with some amazing local organizations such as the BC Children's Hospital's Kelty Centre to help our community overcome this issue, together!

65% of all North American children with mental health issues go undiagnosed or untreated largely due to a low awareness of the symptoms and/or the stigma associated with mental illness.
— Dr. Koplweicz (Child Mind Institute Report - May 2015)
 

With up to one in five children experiencing a mental health disorder in any given year, the mental health of our community’s children is an issue that affects all of us. Without early diagnosis and treatment, these changes can have negative and lasting effects on their life, many times affecting them throughout.

But a child’s mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness. It’s about their capacity to feel, think and act in ways that enhance their ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges they face. It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being.

And each and every kid in our community deserves that.

 
The World’s Largest Sandbox event provides an incredible opportunity to reach out and engage individuals who might not otherwise attend an event about mental health. The appeal of the giant sandbox for families and children, and the location of the event in a busy area of Stanley Park, are what make the event so unique and attractive to the general public. By integrating dialogue about mental health with a truly fun, playful, active experience, we generate genuine excitement and curiosity about the topic, while also taking a step towards breaking down the stigma that surrounds mental health challenges. Having this event out in the sunshine, at the centre of the park, sends the message that talking about mental health can happen in the open, and that it can be a positive experience.
— Kimberley Korf-Uzan - BC Mental Health | BC Children’s Hospital
It’s a place where kids can gather together and play, and through play understand each other a bit better.
— Bradley Shende (Parent)
 

It will be a day of fun in the sun, all while learning about children’s mental health and how it affects all of us.

There will be sand castle competitions, games, and kids yoga to keep us entertained. Live music and delicious food will keep us smiling, and appearances from some of the world’s leading experts on children will teach us how we can foster a community of strong, resilient and happy children!

Add it all up and it’s going to be a good day!

 

 
 

2015 Sponsors

 

 

MCR Mechnical 

Palmieri Brothers