After all the paddles, transfer benches, and pontoons are put away, the group breaks off in pairs and clusters to head their separate ways. As they go, volunteers chat about the summer ahead and when they might see each other again.
Driving back along those same tall trees and calm waves, you can’t help but feel some of that particular blend of joy, adventure, and connection you find in every Power To Be program. Volunteer spring training may be over for the year, but the learning and community fostered here will grow and spread until next spring, when groups of volunteers return to prepare for another year supporting some incredible adventures in nature.
From all of us at Power To Be, thank you to our volunteers in Vancouver and Victoria who joined us for this year’s training opportunities, and to all of those who will support our programs and operations this year. Inclusive adventures in nature are possible in large part because of you!