This month, Power To Be wanted to say “thank you” to the frontline workers in our community for their dedication and hard work over these unprecedented months. Through the support of the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, we provided opportunities for families to explore together and spend quality time immersed in nature.

With accessibility to nature in mind, our goal was to express our gratitude to the individuals working on the frontlines of this pandemic by bringing them outside, and offering them a moment to breathe, both in stillness and in fresh air.

The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Squamish nation, is named after Chief Kia’palano who lived in the area in the early 1800’s. Kia’palano, a name belonging to the Squamish Nation holds the meaning “beautiful river”, which the 140m bridge spans.

Families were welcomed to the land by Power To Be staff in a socially distanced opening circle. Once oriented to the site, they were invited to move throughout the park at their own pace as a family unit, which created an opportunity for self-exploration.

Throughout the years, The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has supported Power To Be participants by providing them with the opportunity to attend their winter lights festival, Canyon Lights. When asked to be the host site of our Frontline Workers event, the Bridge was quick to respond with an enthusiastic ‘Yes!’.

We are so grateful to the many individuals and organizations who have been working tirelessly to support Power To Be and their communities. Thank you.

This blog was written by Andrea MacDonald, Power To Be’s Program Adventures Lead. Andrea finds inspiration in connecting people with the natural world and knows the value of dreaming big to see what is possible.