Power To Play racers are more than familiar with getting drenched for a good cause, but last month a number of racers got drenched for a good time. For the first time in Power To Be history, the top fundraising teams from both Vancouver and Victoria Power To Play events joined up for a weekend of surfing in Tofino.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to bring so many people committed to supporting Power To Be together to experience their own nature-based adventure,” says Dana Hutchings, Director of Advancement and Communications for Power To Be. “With the help of Long Beach Lodge, we are able to give our supporters a taste of what they help us deliver to people living with barriers.”

Racers, from the top four teams in each city stayed at Long Beach Lodge which is located on Cox Bay, one of the main surfing beaches in Tofino. Their weekend included a Saturday afternoon surf lesson provided by the lodge’ Surf Club under sparkling blue skies and a group dinner.

“We love hosting the companies and Power To Be,” says Megan Hall, Director of Sales & Marketing for Long Beach Lodge who has been supporting the event since 2015. “One day, we are going to do the race.”

The Victoria teams included Scotia Wealth, who won the Act of Kindness award as top Victoria fundraisers with $16,040, HL Demolition, TELUS and MCFD. Vancouver was represented by Wheaton Precious Metals who won the Act of Kindness Award for raising $23,452, RBC Capital Markets, Cassels Brock Lawyers and lululemon.

“It was an amazing weekend of sun, surf and connecting with nature and other fundraisers,” says Dave Burden, Wealth Advisor with Scotia McLeod.

Teams are gearing up to defend their top fundraising status, and get drenched again for a good cause, as we head into the Power To Play 2018 races; May 27 at Elk & Beaver Lake in Victoria and Sept. 20 at Stanley Park in Vancouver.