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Volunteer Spotlight: Elyse

This past summer, Power To Be welcomed Elyse Rutledge, a practicum student from Vancouver Island University’s Educational Assistant and Community Support Program. Inspired by high school experiences that demonstrated how leaders and nature can work together to nurture social connection and personal wellness, Elyse pursued a practicum at Power To Be to learn how she can make these kinds of outdoor experiences more accessible for everyone.
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Co-CEO Spotlight: Jason Cole

Throughout 2023 Power To Be marked its 25th year of empowering individuals through nature. With 15 years of dedicated service, Jason Cole led as Director of Programs and has since taken the helm as Co-CEO, becoming on of the leaders steering this incredible journey to the next 25 years.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Nicole

Volunteers help us create a welcoming, safe, and supportive learning environment for participants to build positive relationships, learn about self-care, and push out their comfort zones through dynamic nature-based programming. Today, we’d like to express our deep appreciation for Nicole Gaul, a program volunteer who continues to make a tremendous difference in the lives of Wilderness School participants.
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Participant Spotlight: Adam

In Adam's own words, "be a human being, not a human doing" has become his guiding philosophy. Nature has a unique way of reconnecting us to our natural roots, and Power To Be plays a significant role in helping people of all abilities realize this. Through outdoor experiences and the tight-knit community Adam has found, he is helping Power To Be prove that with a little support and a lot of adventure, everyone can thrive.
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Staff Spotlight: Carinna

In the bustling summer months of programs and services at Power To Be, when the needs of our community can sometimes seem overwhelming and answers sometimes elusive, there emerges a guiding light, a beacon of wisdom and warmth that goes by the name Carinna.
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Participant Spotlight: Brittany

TEST TO SEE WHAT IS HERE   Brittany has been a participant with Power To Be in Vancouver for five years, and in that time, describes having experiences that created incredible, incomparable life impacts, for Brittany and for others. Brittany says, “Power To Be has helped me to gain confidence and work more to help my community,” and shares about giving back by intentionally building community and offering support.

Volunteer Spotlight: Josée

Power To Be’s programs would not be possible without our wonderful volunteers who bring their spirit, skills, and smiles on every adventure. Among this dedicated group of volunteers is Josée McGeough, whose personal journey with Power To Be began decades ago when a chance encounter with a stranger changed the course of her life.

Staff Spotlight: Graham

Meet Graham, a multi-talented adventurer, experienced outdoor guide, instructor, and passionate advocate for accessible outdoor experiences. In his role as Training and Facilitation Lead, Graham finds immense fulfillment in sharing his skills with others.