Media Page Overview

1. Event Information:

What: Passage Give and The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation have teamed up to build The World’s Largest Sandbox, raising money and awareness for children’s mental health. Located at Second Beach in Stanley Park the sandbox will serve as a community space where people can come out, have fun, and learn more about how the issue affects us all. We want to encourage Vancouver to better understand mental health and believe that by creating a safe space in a central public location we can show children that their community wholeheartedly stands behind them, no matter what challenges they may face.

The event will have attractions for all ages, including: The World’s Largest Sandbox, mini golf by BC Hydro, kids yoga by lululemon, a bouncy castle, face painting as well as refreshments from Starbucks and HappyWater. Some of the world’s leading experts in childhood development will also be coming out, including Dr. Shimi Kang – a Harvard trained, to help teach us how we can raise a community of strong, resilient and happy children.

When: Saturday, August 16th, 10am to 6pm

Where: Ceperley Field at Second Beach, Stanley Park


Who: Passage Give is the social arm of Vancouver technology startup Passage Labs. Our goal is to help solve some of the big social challenges facing our city. We believe that true success comes when we all grow together.

The World’s Largest Sandbox, our third initiative, follows up on Operation: BundleUp, a campaign which collected and donated thousands of coats and warm clothing items to in-need residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, as well as a similar program which distributed over thirty cases of new athletic wear to women’s supportive housing programs throughout Metro Vancouver.

2. Media Contact

We would love to answer any questions you might have.
E-mail us at or reach us at the numbers below:


Julian DeSchutter


JJ MacLean


Anastasia Hambali

3. Beneficiaries

100% of the proceeds raised on the event day will go to organizations that support children’s mental health in Vancouver.

In particular, the funds will be donated to Variety Children’s Charity and the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at BC Children’s Hospital’s 2015 Youth Mental Health Summit. The Youth Mental Health Summit is a youth and young adult run event at Rogers Arena for participants from all-over BC.

4. How To Donate:

We are currently accepting donations. There are two ways donations are being accepted:

  1. Through our website.

  2. Through our Chimp campaign.

5. How To Get Involved:

There are three ways the public can get involved:

1. Come out on August 16th to Second Beach in Stanley Park as we open up The World’s Largest Sandbox for kid’s mental health!

2. Donate to the campaign or champion your own fundraiser, called a Giving Group, and help us raise money and awareness for kid’s mental health. 100% of all public donations will go straight to organizations that support kid’s mental health in Vancouver - Variety: The Children’s Charity and the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre’s 2015 Youth Mental Health Summit. If you have any questions about fundraising or how to start your own Giving Group, please contact We’re here to help!

3. Tell your friends and family about the event and share the campaign on social media using the hashtag #hellosandbox. You can find us on Twitter at @passagegive.

6. What Are Giving Groups

Giving Groups are a simple and easy way for the public to start their own group and raise money on behalf of children’s mental health and Passage Give. Hosted on the Chimp platform, Giving Groups enable supporters, businesses or other charities to rally their people together and raise money.

It’s quick to set up, simple to share, and built to make fundraising fun (and quite a bit easier).

To learn more about Giving Groups, click here.

To start a Giving Group, click here.

7. Themes of the Event

  1. Mental health is not only the foundation of an individual's physical, social, and emotional well-being, it’s also the foundation for the well-being of the entire community. It’s important that we build a community focused on openly understanding and solving the issues surrounding mental health. By doing so, we will be able to reduce the negative stigma’s surrounding it.

  2. Educating children, parents and the community about how to recognize warning signs for mental health disorders.

  3. Recognizing that the negative consequences of mental health are only half the battle. You can remove depression without making someone happy. You can cure anxiety without teaching someone optimism. In the Sandbox, we will be promoting not only overcoming the challenges of mental health, but the improved quality of life driven that comes from conscientiously building good mental health.

8. Social Media

Follow the conversation at #hellosandbox

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9. Images + Logos

Please use the following images and logos in any of your publications.

Sandbox Logo - White

Sandbox Logo - Green

Passage Give Logo: Transparent

Passage Give Logo: White Background

Passage Give Logo: White Background

The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation Logo: Transparent

The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation Logo: Transparent