Active Play is available all over Metro Vancouver. Click your location for details.
About Red Fox Active Play
Red Fox’s flagship Active Play program gives children the chance to be healthy, have fun, and get inspired by positive youth role models from their own communities. Red Fox Youth Leaders guide children through energetic group games, circus arts and other physical activities that cultivate self-confidence, social connections, and new skills.
Red Fox created the first Active Play programs in east Vancouver in 2007 to serve the needs of Indigenous and inner-city children who were disengaged with traditional after-school programs. The programs’ successes have resulted in Red Fox growing rapidly. Red Fox Active Play now reaches hundreds of children across Metro Vancouver every week.
Active Play is currently offered through regular programs in schools, community centres, housing complexes and parks during the school year and summer in Vancouver, Surrey, New Westminster, Delta, Maple Ridge and North Vancouver. The program is free for participants and open to children of all ages and abilities. Red Fox also runs Active Play sessions for families at special community events throughout the year.
Red Fox Creative Cafe Program
Red Fox has been delivering special events throughout Metro Vancouver since our beginning in 2006. In 2018, we expanded our special event activities to include Creative Cafe activities with the J Peachy Gallery. The Red Fox Healthy Living Creative Cafe is a community engaged culturally inclusive, multi-disciplinary arts cafe series that tours throughout communities in Coast Salish Territory. The Red Fox model includes Active Play and PowWow Drumming and Dancing, and the creative cafe model expands our program delivery to include environmental arts, puppetry, live music and food and beverage service. Core values of our expanded model include Indigenous cultural exchange, promotion of healthy living, youth leadership and community creative expression.
The creative cafe elements include:
Mobile Cafe – Showcasing healthy food choices, participants enjoy delicious food and beverages and youth develop skills and gain experience in food service.
Performance Stage and Puppet Theatre – Performers share cultural storytelling, musical performances and puppet theatre skits.
Active Play Area – Red Fox youth leaders guide participants in circus arts – stilts, flower sticks and diablo – and old fashioned active toys – pogo sticks, skipping and hula hoops – to promote physical literacy and community connections.
Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing – Red Fox youth leaders perform and share teachings with participants of all ages.
Arts and Craft Making – artist-led community art making provides opportunities for participants to engage in creative expression. Art making includes sock puppets, button making and community canvas.
Environmental Education – through storytelling, performance and puppetry we learn about the creatures that live among us.