As Theresa twisted and crawled her way through underground caves, the world around her opened up. Find out how one Wilderness School participant found a new world right underneath her feet.
Adaptive Recreation parent shares her experience finding connection with her daughters and other participants in a snowy landscape. Find out why she calls it the snow glow.
A creative collaboration turned Power To Be’s North Vancouver office into a home that is reflective of the organization’s ties to nature.
Ripples in the water on Thetis Lake in Victoria extend all the way to the wheel of a TrailRider tracking lightly through Capilano River Regional Park in North Vancouver. The connection is interwoven in part thanks to the volunteers who tirelessly support Power To Be programs.
Wilderness School parent shares her experience of watching her daughter complete the three-year program. Find out how the program inspired her family.
Our participants show us what is truly possible every time they overcome adversity and challenge themselves through Power To Be’s programs. They are able to do so with the generosity of donors and volunteers who ensure adventures in nature are an option for individuals and families in need of support in our community.
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.
This three-part series highlights the 2015 Wilderness School expeditions, as youth take on kayaking, weather and a solo experience. Spanning from five hours in year one, eight hours in year two to overnight in year three, solos with Power To Be provide a space for youth to test their independence and outdoor skills while developing a comfort in nature and with themselves.