For Scott Heron, the only thing better than catching a wave was watching his daughter catch her own. “Surfing is absolutely exhilarating. That excitement and rush as you catch a wave. It lifts you up and you almost feel a sense of weightlessness as you speed down the wave,” he says. “The only feeling that matches it was being able to … see my daughter stand up and catch her first wave.”
With a change of seasons, the program team is cleaning up and putting away our kayak gear, creating moments to reflect on an amazing year of paddling programs in Vancouver.
With Camp Barnard as the backdrop, seven brave, adventurous, and enthusiastic participants challenged themselves from the cool waters of Young Lake all the way to recesses of Cougar Caves during an overnight camping experience.
You can’t help but shift your perspective when you find yourself up in a tree canopy. High in the trees, challenges change and possibilities open. A place that is often unreachable becomes an open playground thanks to WildPlay Element Parks and Power To Be.
One great idea, four plus hours of hiking with a TrailRider and nine amazing people combined to make an unforgettable weekend on Mystic Beach.
Access to our great outdoors is abundant in the beautiful landscape that surrounds us and thanks to a new piece of equipment Power To Be can help participants explore even further.
The reflection of sun on water catches my eye, distracting me from the sneaky ambush headed my way. I spin my head around and I’m immediately drenched with a spray of water from the splash of a paddle as laughter echoes across the lake.
Brought together by a common thread, their journey had begun many years ago. They are survivors and Power to Be was lucky enough to organize a trip for eight amazing youth through the Teen Adventures – A Spirit Quest program supported by Balding for Dollars and the Oncology/Hematology/BMT Program at BC Children’s Hospital.
On a sunny weekend in July, a group of Adaptive Recreation staff and participants from Victoria and Vancouver made the trip to Salt Spring Island to go camping.
On the climbing wall, goals are tangible. Every handhold is a mark of success and every session an opportunity for participants to reach a little higher.