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Wilderness School Year Twos kayak the Northern Gulf Islands

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.
Programs Wilderness School

Wilderness School cohort explores the Southern Gulf Islands

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.  

Finding balance in nature

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.

Celebrating survivorship

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.
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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.

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.
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