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Program Outcome: Physical Activity

Whether we are paddling, exploring, climbing, stretching or simply getting the wiggles out, participation in Power To Be’s programs often involves moving our bodies in some way! Our physical activity outcome in our Theory of Change seeks to support individuals with increasing their access to physical activity.
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Inclusion at Power To Be: The Whatever Program

Our goal with Power To Be is to create that space for our participants, where they feel safe, can be their authentic self, and they feel nurtured and appreciated, going beyond just being accepted and supported. West Van Youth staff and Power To Be collaborated to design and create a unique program that met the needs of the youth, while emphasizing themes of inclusion and empowerment so youth would feel more comfortable accessing outdoor spaces.
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Igniting Imagination: Power To Be’s Play Forest

One of the most wonderful things about spending time in nature is the sense of imagination it evokes. We are so fortune at Power To Be to have access to wilderness at our Prospect Lake site. A particularly special spot at the site is our Play Forest. This area offers an invitation to simply play, unstructured and exploratory, and encourages curiosity and discovery.
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Rewilding Prospect Lake

In the relatively short time Power To Be has called Prospect Lake home, the natural space it encompasses has changed dramatically. This patch of wilderness has helped us access the outdoors while we learn and connect with each other. These experiences help us to grow, and as we do, the site grows and changes too.
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Exploring the Malahat SkyWalk

At Power To Be, we are always looking for new community partners to work with that share our passion for connecting people with nature. And often we seek out those who can help to offer a new or unique way of making those connections. Perched high atop the Saanich Inlet, a breathtaking 250m above sea level, sits a relatively new feature to the forested and mountainous skyline of south-eastern Vancouver Island – the Malahat SkyWalk.
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Staff Spotlight: Sylvia

Sylvia’s role is the heartbeat of our programs. She pumps life, perspective, talent, and practice into all areas she connects to and makes us stronger as a whole. She is the Youth and Families Adventure Lead and is the go to for many in our programs and in our organization.
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Program Outcome: Emotional & Mental Health

We believe that spending time in nature fuels the body, guides the heart, and mends the soul. With the addition of a welcoming community, a safe place, and a large dash of playfulness we believe Power To Be programs can have a positive impact on the mental and emotional health of our participants, volunteers and staff.
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Creating a Pathway to Possibility

D’Arcy Mahoney talks about her family’s path with Power To Be and how our programs have created new opportunities for her son Nathan, building a foundation of confidence as he continues to flourish and embrace the magic of nature.
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Power To Be’s Quarterly Impact Report – Q3 2021

What a summer it was! At Power To Be, our team was incredibly excited to deliver an array of programming to our community and spend some time paddling, hiking, camping, and soaking up the sun. With volunteers jumping back in to support in person, exciting new partnerships taking place, and another amazing event, this summer was one to remember!
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Volunteer Spotlight: Family Roots Volunteers

Our Family Roots volunteers are an incredible group of individuals that radiate the warmth and connection at the heart of this program. Through immersion in the outdoors, our dedicated group of Family Roots volunteers adventure, play, and grow alongside families to strengthen bonds, increase well-being, and promote resiliency.