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Thank you from Power To Be

Power To Be would like to extend a huge thank you for the amazing support that we received in the past couple of weeks for our pavilion and playspace projects, 25th anniversary events, and other exciting development of our community and spaces. We are so grateful for people who stand behind our mission and show their support in such diverse and purposeful ways.

Have A Go Days with Power To Be – Past, Present, and Future

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.

The Peterson Family Foundation: Accessibility and the Vision for the Future

Ryan Peterson advocates for inclusion and leverages his creative thinking to drive change in the area of accessibility.  Ryan, a prominent name in the BC tech industry, and his wife Monica have a passion for inclusion and accessibility.  They established the Peterson Family Foundation to champion a world where barriers are removed, creating an environment that inspires creativity and possibility.  

Powder To Ski 2023: A weekend in the Monashee Mountains

Power To Ski is an epic weekend of adrenaline-fueled powder skiing, fantastic food, comradery, and philanthropy deep in the Monashee mountains. The event was the brainchild of Power To Be’s founder Tim Cormode and a handful of loyal supporters over a decade ago.  Mustang Powder Lodge is the perfect place to host this spectacular experience.

National Volunteer Appreciation Week – Gratitude from Power To Be

In celebration of National Volunteer Appreciation Week we want to express a big THANK YOU to all of the incredible community members who have supported us through acts of volunteerism over Power To Be’s 25 years. The 2023 theme for National Volunteer Week is “Volunteering Weaves us Together.”

Power To Be’s Journey to 25 Years: Reflecting, Celebrating, Envisioning

This year marks an incredible milestone for Power To Be, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary! For 25 years, Power To Be has supported children, youth, families and adults living with barriers to discover limitless possibilities in our adaptive, inclusive nature-based programs. Throughout this time, we have seen the building of a beautiful community, including participants, volunteers, staff, partners, and donors’ intent on including everyone in the journey.

Helicopter Adventure on the West Coast

On October 4, 2022, I took a world-class helicopter sightseeing trip around Southern Vancouver Island. The helicopter tour was arranged by Tim Cormode, Founder of Power To Be and now-CEO of Power To Give. Taking in panoramic views of local Victoria landmarks, travelling over Sooke Potholes and along the Greater Victoria Water Supply area, we connected as a family, colleagues, and new friends.