Over the years, many people in our communities have had the chance to visit Have A Go Days – a free, open-invite, no-registration, drop-in opportunity to visit us, try out Power To Be’s programs, and meet our community partners. As we reflect on our past 25 years, now is a great time to share the story of Have A Go Days in both Victoria and Vancouver: where we’ve been, where we’re at, and where we’d like to go.
Tēnā Koutou, Nau Mai Koutou, Kia Ora Tātou Katoa! (A warm and generous welcome, greeting and acknowledgement to all of you reading this post) Ko Tangata Māori ahau (I am a Māori Person ‘visiting’ here on these Indigenous lands and waters of Vancouver Island)
On the weekend of May 26-28, 2023, Power To Be held our 6th Power To Summit virtual fundraising event, which saw 80 teams of four racers work together to climb, fundraise, and spend time together in support of Power To Be.
Have you ever wanted to get back at your trainer for all those sit-ups, push-ups, or burpees they had you do? Innovative Fitness’s Train the Trainer event is the ultimate opportunity to get back at your trainer while making a difference in your community. This year, over $120,000 was raised in total for all of the Innovative Fitness locations, with the Victoria location reeling in $13,000 in support of Power To Be!
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.
Ride for the Future is a 500km bicycle ride from the top of Vancouver Island to the bottom, that spans over 24 and 36 hours and that raises over $50,000 in support of our programs. This year, the ride was completed by four riders, with two of them riding over two days (sub 36 hours) and two of them riding straight through the night and completing in under 24 hours.
The echo of laughter filled Westwood Lake Park during an action-packed day of kayaking, trail riding, and paddleboarding. Power To Be and SUP4ALL teamed up with the Nanaimo Child Development Centre to deliver their very first day of outdoor play.
One of the most sought after items in this year's Nature Gala silent auction was a 1-hour skate with Tyson Barrie, Victoria’s own NHL superstar, who was recently traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, this wasn't the first time Tyson has been involved in the Power To Be community...
Power To Be recently teamed up with BC Parks to deliver a TrailRider workshop which allowed their staff the opportunity to learn more about accessibility and inclusion in the outdoors.
On Friday, July 12th, Power To Be hosted our very first Nature Gala, an annual fundraising event to help support Power To Be’s inclusive adventure programming. Formally known as Power To Golf, this year’s event featured fine dining, a silent auction, and a musical performance from award-winning singer Sarah McLachlan, and was truly a milestone in Power To Be’s fundraising efforts.