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First volunteer overnight training a success

Victoria-based volunteers came together for Power To Be’s first volunteer overnight training. Volunteer trainings are a common practice at Power To Be, although training with an overnight component was something new this year.
Events

Power To Be celebrates move to the North Shore

Participants, community partners, supporters and volunteers gathered to celebrate Power To Be’s move to North Vancouver. The open house showcased inclusive nature-based program opportunities available in the community.

Wilderness School grad wins United Way volunteer award

Power To Be’s Wilderness School helped bring out the best in Shaheen Rabie, and since graduating from the program, the 17-year-old has committed his time and energy to helping other youth in the community build confidence and connection through adventures in nature. His efforts have garnered him a United Way Youth Now Volunteer Award.

Power To Play Victoria raises $182,500

Through mud, water and 10 kilometres of trails, 33 teams from Victoria’s business community took over Elk/Beaver Lake Park May 24 for Power To Play. This year’s adventure race raised a record $182,500 in support of Power To Be’s programs.

Nature and history mingle on weekend trek

Just north of the world famous West Coast Trail lays the relatively unknown Cape Beale Trail. Historically it was part of the same telegraph line and lifesaving trail that set the foundation for the West Coast Trail. The Cape Beale Trail, however, although much shorter in distance, provides its own challenges with infrequent maintenance and deep mud.  

Vancouver supporters suit up for surf

Every once in a while we get an opportunity to show a small token of our appreciation to our generous supporters. Thanks to the great team at Long Beach Lodge Resort, we hosted a weekend getaway in Tofino for last year’s top fundraising teams from Power To Play Vancouver, a corporate adventure race in support of Power To Be. 

Spring training promotes skill development and teambuilding

From water rescues to how to light a fire, program staff’s five-day trip to Strathcona Provincial Park encompassed multiple training scenarios and workshops. It was a chance for staff to review best practices in the outdoors to enhance Power To Be program experiences. 

Inspiring recovery leads to giving back

Sitting on the beach, with the ocean in front of her and kind people around her, Jasmine Parr’s perspective shifted. It was her first day as a participant with Power To Be Adventure Therapy, and looking back, it is clear to her that her collective experience with the organization served as the catalyst she needed to get back into nature and back into her community.

Growing roots in the community

As the youth created art from carefully dyed felted wool, the sheep it was taken from wandered outside of the window. That’s the magic of Providence Farm, where people come together to learn about and from the land.  
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