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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.  

Power To Be Director of Programs named Top 20 Under 40

Power To Be Adventure Therapy’s Director of Programs Jason Cole has been honoured alongside the top business leaders on Vancouver Island. Cole’s commitment to community and mentoring young professionals earned him a Top 20 Under 40 Award, presented Saturday, March 14 in Courtenay, B.C.

The value of giving back

For Summit Leadership Program participants Sadie and Shaheen, it’s all about learning how to give back. Teamed up with four of their peers, the pair helped navigate a young man in a trail rider to China Beach.

From garden to plate

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.

Spelunking and underground adventures

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. 

Nature transforms

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. 
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