Virtual Fish Fest
Fish Fest Virtual Creative Cafe is a monthly event, bringing together the community to share Indigenous knowledge, ecological education and coastal aquatic culture around the world.
This event includes Indigenous Canoe Culture sharing with Stephen Armstrong (Xem-Tum-Us) a member of Kwikwetlem First Nation and the organizer of the Fish Fest Indigenous Canoe Race. There will be Indigenous Storytelling, Artist sharing, Healthy living food recipes & musical performances, as well as Ecological Arts and Crafts. The programming is Family friendly and open to all.
During COVID19, Red Fox is offering this programming virtually and raising funds for our 2022 Canoe Race to keep the Spirit of Fish Fest alive until we can gather in person. We are intending to have our 2022 Festival and Canoe Race in Summer 2022.
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.
Donate to Red Fox today so we can bring this program to the community.
Thank you to the following partners for making this program possible: