By Morgan The first family arrived 10 minutes early at our North Battleford pop-up, and sat on the grassy hill to wait. Workshop participants and staff of BECIP carried out materials from the library basement, armfuls of cardboard, piles of shoe boxes, tubs of tape...
By Andy Since we started our Canadian tour just over a month ago, we have started each day full of curiosity as to what the next location will bring. Our only disappointments have been in not yet seeing a moose, and hearing that our chances get slimmer the further...
By Morgan We were told to park at the Rec Center opposite Safeway supermarket and wait for the boat to come. The Lake in the Woods – aka Kenora, Ontario – is a vast aquatic wilderness of densely wooded islands, navigated by small boats with outboard...
By Andy After a long drive from Vaughan, we made it to Englehart, with just minutes to spare. We quickly shuffled into our ‘fancy’ clothes, wiped the sweat from our foreheads and jumped on stage before a packed-out room of friendly parents and professionals, many...
By MorganWe drove along a paved path that curved up through the Kortright Centre for Conservation. We parked and walked in, past a grove of tall slender trees. Boxes and saucepans had been set up between them, a length of string and squares of fabric. There was enough...
By MorganBlenheim, ON has a population of 4,563. Between the pop-up adventure playground and workshop afterwards, we saw about 200 – a significant proportion of the local residents. They welcomed us into the Growing Together Family Resource Centre and...
By Andy After a series of unfortunate mechanical happenings, were arrived in London ON from Ottawa ON, just before midnight. We were kindly greeted by Alan, our local contact and play advocate who had started a conversation about this very visit many months ago. Our...
By MorganThe good people of The Lion and The Mouse run a summer camp in public green space that runs behind their building. It’s filled with tall grass, with little paths curling through and train tracks behind a border fence. Margaret and Gabby led us through to the...
By Morgan Well, we’ve had an awesome start to the tour. First, you marvellous individuals brought us over the line of our crowdfunding goal. One person was a particular friend to Pop-Ups, and we’d like to thank Queenie for her incredible generosity. Now we can sleep...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pop-Up Adventure Play have confirmed workshops and hands-on practical sessions with organisations and play enthusiasts across eight Provinces of Canada. Following the huge success of their 2014 US Tour and 2015 World Tour, UK-based charity Pop-Up...
By Zan I can remember standing in the sun with my friend on a quiet beach in Vancouver, surrounded by purple sea shells and thinking to myself, “If I ever get the opportunity, I’d like to come back and spend more time in a country with purple...
By Louise Wark When we met Louise in Singapore on our World Tour, we were a little humbled to be meeting such a wonderfully connected and passionate advocate who was looking to us for advice. Louise has been working towards a more playful life for a long time now and...
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