The time has finally come! In August, Power To Be reached the monumental milestone of moving into our new build at Prospect Lake. This project has been years in the making, and seeing the buildings come to life over the past 2 years has been an amazing experience for everyone involved.
On September 28th, we invited a group of our participants and community group partners to join us on site and celebrate our new space for a housewarming event. This occasion brought participants, volunteers, and staff together for an evening of exploration, laughter, and pizza as we gathered in a place that has come to mean so much for our organization.
Immense considerations were made while designing the buildings to integrate impressive accessibility features, and so we were very excited to introduce our community to a space where they can feel like they truly belong.
The evening begun with an opening circle and a land acknowledgement, before the group was separated into 5 different tours led by staff and volunteer members. Each tour group visited 6 different areas throughout the site, learning more about each area and its significance to our programs and impact.
It was incredible to see the awe and excitement on participant’s faces as they explored the new build, seeing the potential for our programs, and looking forward to their next Power To Be adventure. The building was filled with laughter as the group members connected with each other and the site.
The event wrapped with words of inspiration and gratitude from Power To Be’s founder, Tim Cormode, as well as Dana Hutchings and Jason Cole, who have stepped into new roles as Co-CEOs of Power To Be. The group enjoyed some delicious pizza and salads generously donated by Bicycle Pizza, along with free drinks courtesy of Phillips Brewing and Red Barn Market and a couple of lucky attendees went home with some items donated by Sea Cider and some Power To Be swag as door prizes. It was an amazing experience to have such important community members come together to celebrate the opening of our Gateway To Nature. We held a similar event the next night with a group of supporters who expressed their excitement about the new space. We look forward to more gatherings as we settle into our new home.