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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.

Celebrating Volunteerism at Power To Be

In celebration of national volunteer week, we would like to take a moment to honour our incredible volunteer community at Power To Be. Spanning ocean wide from Victoria to Vancouver and through various volunteer roles and contributions, together, your impact is massive.

Volunteer Spotlight: Simon Bruce-Lockhart

Simon brings a family tradition and lifelong dedication to education into his role as Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of the Governance Committee at Power To Be. Over the past two years, Simon has spent many hours on multiple projects including overseeing the massive job of updating our governance structure and policies but knows that at the heart of Power To Be is its programs and participants.

Volunteer Spotlight: Daniella

Since volunteering with adaptive recreation programming in Vancouver, Daniella has provided support for a diversity of participants. With her charismatic and personable approach, she consistently helps create a safe and social space on programs.

Volunteer Spotlight: D’Arcy

D’Arcy has been a volunteer superstar from the very first day she joined us in November 2018. Always going above and beyond to ensure that a task is completed with diligence, care, and creativity, D’Arcy consistently brought fresh ideas and stepped up to tackle new projects within the Marketing and Communications department.

Volunteer Spotlight: Jackie

Jackie approached us 5 years ago to get involved as a volunteer with Power To Be and since then has naturally played many integral roles, not only as a volunteer but as an ambassador for the organization.

Coast Capital Savings: A Partner in Giving Back

Coast Capital Savings empowers its employees to become actively engaged in volunteering in their communities. As part of Coast Capital’s Help Heroes employee volunteer program, a group of enthusiastic team members recently participated in a volunteer day at Power to Be’s Prospect Lake site.

Volunteer Spotlight: Brad Williams

Power To Be’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recent election of Brad Williams as their new Chair. Taking over from Mike Shannon at the end of his term, Brad is not new to the organization having served as Treasurer for many years.

Volunteer Spotlight: Em

Em grew up exploring the outdoors and through finding motivation and peace in the wilderness she quickly discovered the value of her experiences in nature. Em first heard of Power To Be through her work’s involvement with Power To Play over 3 years ago, and quickly jumped in with both feet!