We make partying healthy
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Thanks to the organizers and all the chill, respectful riders ~ last night was a blast!!! I’ve been to a tonne of raves over the past couple decades, and the ninja-outdoor-flash-mob nature of this one ranked it SUPER HIGH on the list of faves… well done!!!
Incredible night, thank you!!! There was so many interesting elements to our route, the music, the group dancing, the trampoline, and even loving the rain 😀 What a way to be together
Active Engagement: We are in the here and now. Our experiences encourage participants to actively socialize and engage in their surroundings, as opposed to absentmindedly. Phones are only necessary at our parties to capture euphoric memories.
Natural Euphoria: We get high on life. Our events make people momentarily forget about their job title, their to do’s, their sources of stress, and their sense of self-criticism, while rediscovering the euphoria of human connection and dance.
Nonjudgement: We encourage active inclusion and diversity. Our events are public, inclusive, and all-ages. Everyone is welcome, everyone is accepted and everyone is encouraged to be their self. At our events, participants are ambassadors of active inclusion. There’s no such thing as embarrassment here.
Mindfulness: We behave respectfully and courteously. Our events operate within the bounds of civility and the law. Our participants exercise self-restraint, refinement, and consent. Although our events are wild, we follow rules and common courtesies when interacting with the environment and each other.
Leave No Trace: We are grateful to party here. The environment we are privileged to play in is sacred. We leave nothing behind, aside from a positive reputation with the surrounding residents. We acknowledge our parties take place on the unceded territory of the indigenous Coast Salish.
Interpersonal skills: Develop the necessary verbal and nonverbal communication skills to network, build relationships, and relate with others.
Money: Save cash by avoiding the bar or expensive tickets to your favourite nightclub. There is no need to purchase a luxurious bottle to impress others when you are partying for health. Status is achieved by fostering social inclusion, not by spending money.
Self-esteem: Being your authentic self (as if no one was watching) in a social environment is not easy. Immersing yourself in a positive environment, where there are no winners or losers, where there is no judgement, where you are encouraged as opposed to dismissed, and where the goal is to have fun together, is a safe strategy to learn about why you are unique.
Feel good: Partying for health elicits positive emotions. Our ingenious and novel activities, synced to upbeat music, stimulate the brain to feel natural euphoria. Best part is, you will feel good the next day too.
Get moving: Getting active benefits your body and makes you feel good. Plus, you don’t notice you are exercising because the party is distracting you.
Embodied in partying is a tremendous opportunity for undermining division, spreading positive mental health, building lasting professional and personal relationships, encouraging physical activity, and promoting community and team development. In North America, this opportunity is tarnished by toxic social norms. Conventional entertainment, party, and nightlife events often encourage “drunkenness” and are associated with negative health effects by design. These include drug use, hearing loss, motor vehicle accidents, violence, sexual violence, sense of humiliation, crime, and illness. The especially sad truth is that substance use forms the underlying social lubricant for these events.
From a broader viewpoint, modern recreation has taken a turn for the worse; screens are replacing other human beings; engagement with the world is becoming more and more passive; and apathy and inactivity are being spread. You witness this on public transit, in nightclubs, and at music festivals. We are losing our ability to engage in genuine, euphoric human connection.
Party4Health is a movement and community, with the objective of spreading healthy party culture. Our unprecedented events and festivities are public, all-ages, and inclusive. They are designed to make participants feel natural euphoria (positive emotional stimulation), ego dissolution, and connection. We capitalize on dance, laughter, inclusiveness, physical activity, and exploration to create naturally-euphoric experiences, which form high-lit memories. At Party4Health, we are harnessing the positive health benefits of partying, building capacity in youth for healthy fun, and normalizing dancing and socializing without the presence of drugs.
Our Mission: Spread healthy party culture across the nation.
We have done our research: regular socialization (1) and naturally-derived euphoria (2) is healthy, increasing our well-being and decreasing our negative emotions. However, these positives are obliterated by the negatives of traditional partying.
Read more about our Vision.
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