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Intern Spotlight: Damith

Damith joined our team as the Systems Administrator Intern in February of this year to complete a 6-month internship for his Master’s program, and he has settled right in as a core member of the team. He chose to work with Power To Be for his internship because he loves the mission-based work that we do.
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Staff Spotlight: Manue

Manue is a member of the Program Team in Vancouver and has been bringing her passion for the Power To Be community since 2017. Manue’s ability to connect with those around her is unrivaled and she is persistent in ensuring every voice is heard. Always putting participants at the heart of her practice, Manue is constantly finding ways to improve Power To Be’s program offerings.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Monique

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.
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Participant Spotlight: Arnold

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.
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Staff Spotlight: Ashley

Lover of nature, Christmas, and chocolate, Ashley Dueck is one of a kind! As the Director of Systems and Communications at Power To Be, Ashley is always at the top of her game to ensure that any idea big or small is brought to life.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Glenn

Glenn always approaches programs with a smile, a calm presence, and a willingness to help in whatever way is needed. Seemingly effortlessly, Glenn provides a safe space where everyone feels welcome to learn and ask questions. When Glenn isn’t volunteering for Power To Be, he spends a lot of his time in the outdoors, as well as creating some really cool furniture in his woodworking shop.
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Participant Spotlight: Amber

May I introduce to you an extraordinary person: Amber Rainshadow. Approximately 12 years ago Amber was looking for an organization that supported adaptive recreation and discovered Power To Be. Once Amber’s intake process into our programming was complete, she has not looked back.
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Staff Spotlight: Danica

Wear-er of many hats and an immense knowledge holder, Danica is a top-notch organizer at Power To Be. As Power To Be’s Systems & Projects Lead she has the incredible ability to keep our organization on track and moving forward while genuinely looking out for everyone at both an organizational and individual level.
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Remembering Pat Elemans

This past March we lost an exceptional member of the Power To Be community. A long time supporter of Power To Be, Pat Elemans joined the Board in 2014 and during her tenure as Director and Chair of the Nomination Committee imparted a high level of passion, knowledge, and skill to everyone at the table, furthering our organization’s networking reach, community relationships and fundraising efforts.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Nicola

In 2017, Nicola joined the Power To Be community, jumping into programming with enthusiasm, a dependable and sociable presence, and a readiness to support individuals of all abilities. She became involved as a volunteer as she wanted to bridge two of her passions together; exploring the outdoors, and inclusivity and accessibility.