Adventure race tested physical and mental limits of teams

Power To Play Vancouver tested mental and physical limits with challenges that required full teamwork and skilled communication. Racers completed with a strong sense of team bonding and physical exhilaration.

“The success of Power To Play Vancouver is overwhelming, and truly speaks to the level of community partnership, generosity and financial support that Vancouver is capable of,” said Tim Cormode, Executive Director of Power To Be. “It also gives everyone involved a chance to participate in a unique and fun charitable event that aligns with our values of creating accessible active lifestyle, outside. We are extremely grateful for all the sponsors, teams and volunteers who have shown their support.”

Power To Play Vancouver attracted many teams from Vancouver’s corporate sector. Among them, Goldcorp presented the event. “Goldcorp is proud to be associated with Power To Be and extremely delighted with the business community’s overwhelming interest in Power To Play Vancouver,” said Chuck Jeannes, President and CEO of Goldcorp. “Funds raised at this inaugural event will provide inclusive nature-based programs for youth and families in need of support in our community.”

The Power To Play Vancouver charitable race in Stanley Park marks a recent partnership between Power To Be and the Vancouver Park Board. In an effort to reduce barriers to park and recreation services for people living with life-barriers, Power To Be is facilitating accessible and adaptive recreation programs in Stanley Park, in tandem with ongoing programs throughout Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

The partnership is part of a wider initiative from the Vancouver Park Board, which is investing considerable resources to reduce barriers for recreation, including fully accessible playgrounds, beaches, rinks, picnic areas and adaptive equipment for aquatic facilities.

Power To Play Vancouver wrapped up the race in Stanley Park with a reception at The Fish House Restaurant where prizes were awarded to Silver Standard for Best Dressed Team, KPMG for Best Race Time and Sandstorm Gold for the Act-of-Kindness Award for the highest fundraising team, who raised in an incredible $12,025 to support ongoing Power To Be programs for local youth and families.