We are the future of partying: A group of event designers led by Jacques Martiquet setting out to create a more engaging, inclusive, and healthy party culture. We leverage partying to promote health and community, to reconcile Health with Fun.
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.