With the sun shinning and the worms wriggling, Power To Be Adaptive Recreationparticipants dug into the gardens at Coast Collective Art Centre for a day of connecting to the land and sharing a meal together.
This past weekend the Year 2 Wilderness School cohort set out to explore the depths of Vancouver Island. At only 500-kilometres long, Vancouver Island is home to more caves than all other Canadian provinces combined, making it the region with the highest cave concentration in North America.
I became involved with Power To Be in Vancouver in 2004, when I was nine years old. There are three very specific memories that I can recall quite clearly that stick out as almost surreal among all the great memories I have with Power To Be's Adaptive Recreation program.
It can be as simple as watching a blade of grass or as powerful as kayaking through the salty sea. In those moments, a connection grows between nature, self and others. It’s moments like that keep drawing Gaby Emmett back to Power To Be.
A new year brings new beginnings for Power To Be. This January Wilderness School is kicking off the Summit Leadership Program* – an eight-week experience designed to reengage Wilderness School graduates with curriculum aimed at increasing their outdoor knowledge and leadership skills.
What a wonderful year 2014 has been for Power To Be. With cherished program memories, new opportunities in nature, and record-breaking fundraising successes, the year is definitely one worth celebrating.
Mark Miller knows the power of perception. It’s the fluid line between what you think you can and cannot do. A life-long adventure seeker, Mark joined Power To Be at WildPlay Element Park to challenge the perception of what was possible – for him and potentially others.
It was the perfect campsite. Roasting marshmallows by the fire, a cozy tent and nature all around. You might have looked twice though when you realized the whole scene was rolling away.
The culture of philanthropy created by our supporters is worthy of celebration. As a nod to the contributions of many, Power To Be is honoured to share the accomplishments and contributions of one of our cornerstone supporters, Rogers Communications, and its founder Ted Rogers.
Out on the water, it didn’t matter what was left back on the beach. “You couldn’t see the wheelchair,” says Lucie Petrová. “There was just talking and laughing and you couldn’t see the barriers. It was amazing.”