Creative Cafe Description Series

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The Red Fox Healthy Living Creative Cafe is a community engaged culturally inclusive, multi-disciplinary arts cafe series that will tour throughout communities in the City of Vancouver, Musqueam Coast Salish Territory. The Red Fox Healthy Living Society has proven delivery of programs that focus on child, family as well as youth leadership and development. In collaboration with community engaged artist J Peachy this project builds on the special events model already in place. The Red Fox model includes active play and cultural drum circles and the creative cafe model allows the program to outreach into other communities. Core values such as Indigneous cultural exchange, promotion of healthy eating choices and living, youth leadership and community creative expression are the heart of this series.

The creative cafe elements include:

Mobile Community Cafe – Showcasing healthy food choices, youth to develop skills and leadership experience in food service.
Performance Stage and Puppet theatre – Performance stage for cultural storytelling, drum circle, musical performances and puppet theatre skits
Active Play Area – Active play led by youth leaders to guide participants with physical literacy objectives in mind.
Community Art Making – artist led community art making provides opportunity for creative problem solving and creative expression. Art making would include sock puppets, button making, community canvas.
Community education and grassroots media – Events in community spaces provide an educational outreach of shared values and collaboration with community oriented media (CITR Radio/Discorder) are additional methods to amplify the core messages and give youth a chance to empower their voices and be heard. Highlights from each event will be broadcast in CITR Radio 101.9 FM

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