Monique joined the Power To Be volunteer team in 2018, bringing her passion for community and the environment to our programs. Being outside and in nature is Monique’s happy place and she has a natural gift of sharing and spreading her love of the outdoors with staff and participants alike.
If COVID has taught us anything it has been that we are not alone, and together we can reflect, revamp and redesign. As we all strive to “build back better” we realize how valuable and important it is to wade in the unknown waters with others in a similar field. We all have the vision to provide great outdoor opportunities for people, families, and groups to connect to nature, learn new skills, and be apart of a wider community.
Arnold has been involved with Power To Be for about ten years now. He believes the staff provides the necessary support and encouragement for participants that they “can do” an activity. The staff “know what to ask, what to look for, and have a good sense of camaraderie and communication between participants and staff.” It is always a pleasure having Arnold on program or supporting Power To Be in other capacities.
At Power To Be, we understand the interconnectedness of our experiences in nature and its correlation to mental health and wellbeing. Programming focused around mental health and wellbeing has never been more important or requested than it is today. It is thanks to funders like Bell: Let’s Talk that make these types of programs possible for our community.
Power To Be is excited to present our final quarterly update of 2020. Find out how we ended the final months of the year as we continued to hold safe spaces for connection, hosted an exciting virtual concert, and found fun ways to support our community during the holiday season. See the impact of Power To Be, find out what's new with our organization, and explore what's coming up!
During the holiday season, the Power To Be team, with donations from local supports, had a lot of fun making some pretty neat holiday dreams come true! Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Holiday Hamper project a great success!
Gathering as a community became increasingly important in 2020. We have had to forge new ways of connecting, building our community online, and remaining flexible during changing times. Despite being online, our year-end celebration still felt as magical as ever.
Power To Be works closely with the Parks Sector to collectively forward the notion of inclusion. One of the ways we do that is through our involvement with the BC Parks Accessibility Advisory Committee. We work alongside other regional non-profits working with people with diverse needs.
What if everyone pledged that every day they would be inspiring? What if we committed to being inspiring in every word, deed, and thought? And what if each of us were to invite 10 more people to do the same? By making a pledge, we could start a worldwide movement -and we would change the world.
One of the most amazing things at Power To Be is the feedback we receive from our community members on how our programs and staff have been a positive influence in their lives. We received this lovely letter from the mother of a Wilderness School participant in which she expressed thanks for the learning, growth, and leadership her son attained while going through this 3-year program.