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Volunteer Spotlight: Simon Bruce-Lockhart

Simon brings a family tradition and lifelong dedication to education into his role as Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of the Governance Committee at Power To Be. Over the past two years, Simon has spent many hours on multiple projects including overseeing the massive job of updating our governance structure and policies but knows that at the heart of Power To Be is its programs and participants.

The Adventure Therapy Symposium: Networking, Learning, Celebrating.

The 7th Canadian Adventure Therapy Symposium (CATS) brought nature-based practitioners from across Canada to Whitehorse for three days of networking, learning, and celebration. Power To Be has been a proud member CATS family since the collective's inception 10 years ago. The vision of CATS is to connect leaders who promote and support the therapeutic benefits of adventure and nature-based programming.

Go Explore: East Sooke Park

About forty-five minutes outside downtown Victoria is an explorer’s paradise: East Sooke Park. The park is over 14 square kilometers and features beaches, 50 kilometers of trails, viewpoints, and lots of great places for a picnic.

Ted Rogers: A Leader in Philanthropy

A visionary, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist. Ted Rogers was one of kind. From his unstoppable ambition to his unique ability to connect with people, Ted Rogers pathed the way for so many in his journey to success. To honour the late Ted Rogers, the Ted Rogers Scholarship was generously created by the Rogers’ family and launched in 2017 to carry on Ted’s values and legacy. Ted Rogers and his legacy continues to inspire our work at Power To Be every day. The differences made in the lives of so many because of Ted Roger’s work is truly inspiring and we at Power To Be will continue to honour his legacy in everything that we do.

Do Good and Look Good

Want to hike, climb, paddle, and bike in style? Power To Be has just released some awesome, special edition socks as a part of our annual campaign. Only 500 pairs will be distributed so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to do good and look good!

Contributions that provide support on the water

Kayaking has been part of Power To Be’s program offering for over 20 years, and during that time we have explored the waters around Victoria and Vancouver. Thanks to recent support from the BC Rehab Foundation and the Quiet Cove Foundation, we are ready to continue our exploration with new and updated equipment.

Go Explore: Durrance Lake

A staple within the CRD for families and summertime dippers, Durrance Lake has more to offer than a place to catch some sun. As one of the few lakes within the Mount Work Regional Park, it is the most accessible with a parking lot close to the lake, and a wide graveled trail along the Northside with washrooms, picnic benches, small beaches, and an accessible fishing dock where you can catch smallmouth bass and cutthroat trout.

Volunteer Spotlight: Daniella

Since volunteering with adaptive recreation programming in Vancouver, Daniella has provided support for a diversity of participants. With her charismatic and personable approach, she consistently helps create a safe and social space on programs.

Holiday Have A Go Day

2019 has seen lots of fun-filled, outdoor adventures at our Have A Go Day events. To wrap up the year, we invite you to join us for a Holiday Have A Go, where we will be getting festive and enjoying activities such as hiking, stories, a campfire, and a chance to explore the forest of our Prospect Lake site.
Adaptive Recreation

A TRON Adventure to Croteau Lake

Not one adventure is ever the same as one that came before. You can go to the same place, but the experience is always different. For this trip, our goal was to provide a family with a unique wilderness experience. To achieve this, connection and collaboration between several groups was essential and, as we discovered, enriching for everyone involved.