Michelle Zimmer, one of Power To Be's amazing Program Facilitators, recently had a chance to join the Epic Exeo team to participate in a remote helicopter beach clean-up on Vancouver Islands West Coast. In 24 hours the crew managed to collect 26 full helicopter bags and many more lines with buoys and larger items tied to them totaling 8,000lbs.
At Power To Be our team is committed to engaging in impactful community development. The Youth Service Provider Network (YSPN) is one such initiative that Power To Be is part of. Founded by a group of service providers in Victoria, the YSPN serves to connect organizations through collective training initiatives and gratitude events.
Ellen has created hundreds upon hundreds of masks to date. Including a windowed face mask set for Power To Be’s program team. “Power To Be is an ideal client for me, I have a tendency to always think about accessibility and I’m so excited to have their team utilizing the masks,” says Ellen. Power To Be staff have been using the windowed masks while on program to increase accessibility.
Ingredients assembled and spatula in hand, I put my culinary skills to the test! What resulted was a semi-messy, but yummy treat – think oatmeal cookie meets puff wheat square. My favourite part about these cookies is the fact that they are no-bake. They take five minutes to make, and they’re a great grab-and-go snack to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Be sure to check out Power To Be's Quarter 3 update for 2020. Find out what happened this summer as we began offering some new avenues for programs, hosted a new event, and launched our very own store. See the impact of Power To Be, learn more about how we're continuing to support our community, find out what's new with our organization, and explore what’s coming up.
Liam Zahara and Mateo Everitt have committed to an incredible journey in support of Power To Be. Starting next week, they will be cycling and camping 1400 kilometres through parts of Alberta and across British Columbia. Friends since kindergarten, Liam and Mateo both grew up on Bowen Island and have always been avid outdoor enthusiasts. With both Liam and Mateo having been involved with Power To Be in the past, they are excited to start their adventure as they push their bodies to new limits to support our programs and allow others to access nature.
With fall quickly approaching, I have found new motivation to explore new recipes in the kitchen. Specifically healthy cooking, and cooking meals that won’t take a whole lot of time. Luckily, my slow cooker has been my saving grace! This recipe, in particular, is one of my go-to’s, as it’s easy to prep, easier to cook, and delicious. It’s also made from all fresh ingredients, and it’s vegetarian. The best part is, this recipe yields a large serving size and doesn’t lose its quality when reheated, so it’s great for leftovers the next day!
For the success of creating long-lasting connections and change, it is vital that we align and work closely with organizations doing amazing environmental stewardship work. Two partners Power To Be has worked with in our programs to move this notion of stewardship and education forward is The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society in Vancouver and Habitat Acquisition Trust in Victoria.
Want to represent Power To Be while supporting our programs? We are so excited to announce that we have launched our very first online store! You can now purchase our newly designed, branded apparel. All of our products are ethically sourced, and all of the proceeds go back into supporting and innovating Power To Be programs.
Power To Be’s strength is due in large part to our strategic partnerships with funders. “Our relationship with CIBC is one of those holistic partnerships that directly improves the participant experience by supporting us in many ways, and we are very proud and grateful to call CIBC and CIBC Children’s Foundation our partner,” says Tim Cormode, CEO of Power To Be.