Play in the World’s Largest Sandbox, Saturday

Like it or not, sandboxes are socially unacceptable venues for childless grownups to work out their creative impulses. It’s a little unfair, but that’s society for you.

Fortunately, is setting up the "World’s Largest Sandbox" Saturday at Stanley Park in an effort to raise awareness for children’s mental health issues. This means grownups, with or without kids, are finally allowed to play in a box of sand unjudged and unimpeded (assuming they abide by standard sandbox etiquette).

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HelloSandbox is aiming to break the Guinness World Record for largest sandbox. Bring the kids and watch how history is made.

The event, which runs from 10am-6pm at Second Beach, will also include live music, food trucks, mini golf courtesy of BC Hydro, lululemon kids yoga, and more. Vendors at the event will donate a portion of their sales to support the cause.

All public donations made on the day of the event will go to Variety’s Children’s Charity and Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at BC Children’s Hospital. Online donations can also be made through

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