Power To Be has always valued working closely with our community. It has been a tremendous way to learn about emerging ideas and explore new ways to share resources, collaborate on standards, and identify positive opportunities for sectors to cross over. Power To Be has had the pleasure of being apart of the Victoria-based collaborative OneAbility, the Greater Victoria Collaborative for Adapted Sport and Physical Activity.
In 2017, Nicola joined the Power To Be community, jumping into programming with enthusiasm, a dependable and sociable presence, and a readiness to support individuals of all abilities. She became involved as a volunteer as she wanted to bridge two of her passions together; exploring the outdoors, and inclusivity and accessibility.
One of my favourite places to go since coming to Victoria way back in 2002 is Cormorant Point located in Balmacarra Park, Gordon Head, East Saanich. The access point to this park is where Balmacarra Road and Leyns Road intersect.
Power To Be is pleased to present the Quarter 2 update for 2020. Find out what’s been happening over the past 3 months as we've adapted to new and challenging circumstances, and what’s new with our organization. See the impact of Power To Be, read about our virtual programs, learn more about how we're continuing to support our community, and explore what’s coming up. Click the button below to check it out!
Whether you are new to baking or a seasoned veteran in the kitchen, knowing how to make your own bread is a tasty and useful skill to have. In this blog, you will learn how to make your own loaf of whole wheat bread, with alternatives and substitutes to suit your palette.
From dedicated Volunteer to Program Facilitator, Steph’s journey at Power To Be has been one of growth. Steph naturally stepped into the role of a Program Facilitator last summer and has since taken on coordinating Vancouver’s volunteers and their program experience. One might say, she has come full circle!
RBC Foundation has been a valued and long-time supporter of Power To Be. In 2019, RBC supported Power To Be with a grant from the RBC Future Launch program as well as funding for internal capacity enhancement. RBC Future Launch empowers the youth of today for the jobs of tomorrow, making it a great fit for Power To Be's Wilderness School.
Mount Kilimanjaro is an adventurer’s dream. Few have had the opportunity to venture to the summit of this legendary volcano. However, in 2010, a group of passionate Power To Be supporters banded together and set out on the adventure of a lifetime, Power To Climb. This group of 12 people was going to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, to encourage inclusion in the outdoors.
The City of Victoria is collaborating with community partners and non-profit organizations to provide vegetable and herb seedlings to those who need help most, and Power To Be has the great pleasure of being one of those organizations.
With disruptions to our typical programs due to COVID-19, the Power To Be team has been working to maintain connections with our participants and ensure that our community feels supported during this challenging time. One of the ways we are continuing to engage with our participants is by holding virtual programs. These programs consist of story sharing of favorite trip memories, what we’re doing now to stay connected to nature, nature-based activities and challenges, and just generally a free-flowing dialogue of check-ins on how we’re doing.