Power To Be’s Wilderness School receives $20,000 grant

“The continued support from Coast Capital Savings speaks to their significant investment in local youth and families. Through their generous support, we can continue to make a difference in lives of our Wilderness School participants so they have the tools to become confident and inspiring individuals in their lives and communities. Coast Capital Savings is truly making a difference,” said Tim Cormode, Executive Director of Power To Be.

Since 2007, Coast Capital Savings has invested a total of $80,000 in the Wilderness School, contributing to its consistent growth and impact in the community, each year.

Wendy Lachance, director of community leadership for Coast Capital Savings, said the credit union supports Power To Be Adventure Therapy’s Wilderness School because it helps youth learn about leadership, develop life skills and discover their abilities.

“Coast Capital Savings is committed to helping build a richer future for youth,” said Lachance. “This is the fifth year we’ve supported Power To Be Wilderness School, and by investing in programs like this we can help inspire youth to make a difference in their daily lives, whether it’s at school, home or out in the community.”

As of this September, the Power To Be Wilderness School has operated for seven successful years and continues to support a growing variety of youth from the Capital Region District, who could benefit from extracurricular activity and social support in the multi-year program. 

About Coast Capital Savings

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union is Canada’s second largest credit union with total assets under administration of $13.5 billion, 475,000 members and 50 branches in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island regions of British Columbia. Product innovations include Canada’s first free chequing account from a full-service financial institution and the country’s most flexible mortgage product, the You’re the Boss™ Mortgage, which was named 2010 Mortgage of the Year by canadianmortgagetrends.com. Coast Capital offers one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™. It is a member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club and an Imagine Canada Caring Company. To learn more, visit Coast Capital Savings.