On this week’s episode of THAT’S AWSM! we’re hanging out with 12 year old Cree Kiya and TV host/activist Sarain Fox! From tackling the open road in a motorcycle to soaring through the sky, there’s nothing these two can’t do, as long as they stick together! With Sarain driving and Kiya in the sidecar, these two will learn about all sorts of interesting things on the highway of life, and with the wind beneath their wings, they won’t just be shooting for the stars, they might actually reach them!
Fun factOnce did stand-up comedy!
You may recognize him from his roles on Blackstone and Delmer & Marta, or you may have heard that he’s produced a few films and web series himself, but it’s time to get to know DARCY WAITE as host of That’s AWSM! Outgoing, sporty, goofy, warm, and entertaining, Darcy is down to try any and all of our AWSM activities… unfortunately he doesn’t often get to! He can recite every single line from every Will Ferrell movie ever made, and will only drink coffee from Tim Horton’s, but there is nothing he loves more than meeting teens from communities all over Canada and helping them live their best AWSM lives – which makes him the perfect guy for the job!
CommunityMaskwacis Cree First Nation
Kiya is 12 years old and from Maskwacis Cree First Nation. Smart, mature for her age, and very funny, Kiya is politically active and always up for an adventure. She loves basketball, hockey, singing, and dancing jingle. She is also a successful actor! Kiya hopes to continue progressing in her career as an actor and also wants to become a doctor. One of her idols is Sarain Fox, whose work as a TV host and model is a huge inspiration. Kiya is not short on wacky stories, like wrestling alligators or swimming with turtles, and has tons of fun hobbies, like making bath bombs. She absolutely loves pigs, and her secret talent is being able to touch her nose with her tongue!
PassionStanding up for Indigenous rights
Fun factShe has a cat named Scully!
Sarain Fox is a journalist, TV host, dancer, activist, fashion model, and spokesperson for tons of Indigenous brands and organizations! Originally from Batchawana First Nation, she currently lives on a farm just outside of Toronto. She is Anishinaabekwe, very proud of her heritage, and remains active within her community. If she wasn’t a successful TV host/model, she would have been a dancer – she’s great at ballet! One of her dreams is to one day own her very own drive in movie theater. Sarain loves riding her motorcycle and is always ready for a new challenge!