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The Ten Essentials

When you are headed outdoors for an adventure, it is essential that you bring along things that you need to keep you safe in the outdoors. These things are typically known in the Outdoor Industry as “The Ten Essentials”. There are a whole variety of different versions of “The Ten Essentials”, but they can all be broken down to the ten essential categories of items to pack. Check out our list and use it a guide to help you pack everything you need for your next adventure.

Program Outcome: Inclusion Understanding

The Inclusion Understanding outcome of our Theory of Change has many layers to it as it aims to promote acceptance, understanding, and appreciation for diversity, culture, and abilities of our community. This is both for the individual’s sense of self and of those around them.

Program Outcome: Sense of Belonging

Creating a sense of belonging is the heart and soul of Power To Be. We believe that Everyone Belongs in Nature, which means our nature-based programs are meant to be a space where everyone can be their authentic selves.

Skiing my way through Groan and Growth

Hello! My name is Steph, and I am a Program Facilitator for PTB in the Vancouver office. While I’ve been working as a staff member with Power To Be since the spring of 2019 (after having volunteered for a year), this past winter I took a step away from the PTB community and made a giant leap into the interior of B.C., to a small mountain town called “Revelstoke”.

Bags of Change

Do you regularly walk, roll or stroll around your neighbourhood, beach or forest? Are you searching for a way to make a direct impact on our communities and see change right before our eyes? Well, I encourage you to considering ‘plalking’! plalking: picking up trash while walking.

Nurturing Family Bonds in Nature

2021 marks the thirteenth year of the Family Roots program, where we hold space, alongside our partners at Human Nature Counselling Society, for families to come together in nature to nurture family bonds and build community.

Intern Spotlight: Damith

Damith joined our team as the Systems Administrator Intern in February of this year to complete a 6-month internship for his Master’s program, and he has settled right in as a core member of the team. He chose to work with Power To Be for his internship because he loves the mission-based work that we do.

Go Explore: Sooke Hills and Sea to Sea Regional Parks

One of the many things that make living in British Columbia, and more specifically on Vancouver Island, so special is the relatively quick and easy access we have to an abundance of natural and wild spaces. Located a 45-minute drive from Victoria, and less than 15 minutes apart, are two great examples: the Sooke Hills and Sea to Sea Regional Parks.

Celebrating, learning, and becoming an environmental steward

Marnie, a Power To Be participant, was chosen to be a Butterfly Ranger volunteer in the Butterflyway Project with The David Suzuki Foundation. With a passion for the project and all things nature, Marnie discusses being a butterfly ranger, how Power To Be has contributed to her experiences in nature, and gives some tips on how to be a good environmental steward.

Power To Be’s Quarterly Update – Q1 2021

As we embarked on a brand new year, already many memories, exploration, and milestones have taken place. This quarter we continued exploring nature with our community through virtual programs, family bubble programs, and one-on-one adventures. With progress in our new build at Prospect Lake, and with Power To Summit and a Spring store launch just around the corner, we can't wait for all of the incredible opportunities on the horizon. We invite you to keep reading and soak up all the inspiration, creativity, and energy that fills Power To Be.