Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt that uses smart phones and GPS units to help participants find hidden “caches” while exploring nature. At special events during the spring and summer months, Red Fox Youth Leaders show youth and families how to geo-cache at local and regional parks throughout Metro Vancouver.
Red Fox creates fun and engaging recreational and cultural activities that bring together Indigenous and inner-city children, youth and families at special community events throughout the year. Red Fox special event activities include Geocaching, Drum Group performances, Active Play sessions and more.
There are too many toys, they won’t all fit in the car… Help Red Fox Healthy Living Society buy a van!
Red Fox’s aboriginal youth program lost a potential $85,000 grant due to Federal Government cuts by the Treasury Board.
Red Fox Healthy Living Society co-wrote a report which assessed leisure and recreation access for low-income families in Vancouver who use the Leisure Access Card (LAC). Red Fox also helped organize the forum and two of its members sat on the community panel. Read more (PDF)
A report written by UBC students, which looks at the benefits of the Red Fox Exercise programs for aboriginal adults. Read more (PDF)
A report by UBC students in Dr. Paul Kennedy’s Kinesiology 469 class at UBC looks at the benefits of the Red Fox exercise program for aboriginal children and youth. Read more (PDF)
Red Fox contributed to the study, “Physical Activity for Marginalized Women in BC”, conducted by The BC Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health and ProMOTION Plus. The study aimed to understand the current context of physical activity among marginalized women at provincial and local levels in the province. Read more (PDF)
Vancouver School Board Trustee Al Blakey, Canadian Olympic rower Darcy Marquardt and Vancouver City Councilor Andrea Reimer visited Elsie Roy Elementary School to make a special presentation of new sports equipment and sports bags to students. Read more
This article by BC Parks and Recreation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation highlights the Red Fox program as a “Best Practice” for other community members who wish to increase activity levels and active outreach initiatives in Vancouver. Read more (PDF)
The BC Recreation and Parks Association said “Red Fox active communities program goes beyond the goals of inclusion and engagement to play an integral role in a community that cares for its members, explores new opportunities, honours its heritage, and enhances quality of life. Because of its ongoing achievements, the Red Fox program has earned BCRPA’s 2009 Program Excellence Award.” Read more (PDF)
An article in the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House newsletter features a Red Fox participant and Leader who is known as a role model for her children and community. This article shows the positive impact that Red Fox programs have on the people involved. Read the full article here.