40 teams raised awareness and funds about inclusive adventures

10 kilometres, 15 challenges and 40 teams added up to a record-breaking Power To Play Victoria. Culminating in a race on Sunday, May 29 at Elk/Beaver Lake Park, 40 teams raised a record-breaking $202,000 in support of Power To Be’s inclusive adventures rooted in nature.

“From creative fundraising efforts leading up to the event, to infectious energy on the race course, Power To Play is an amazing example of what happens when you inspire people to work together on a common goal,” said Dana Hutchings, Power To Be Director of Advancement and Communications. “Everyone belongs in nature and thanks to the community who supported these teams we can continue to help get participants there.”

Team members ran, swam and paddled through 10 kilometres of challenges. Racers were put to the mental and physical test, relying on good communication, co-operation and sound leadership within their teams. Throughout the course, they learned about Power To Be and the various ways the non-profit makes adventures in nature accessible.

Special mentions go to the top fundraising team, Scotia Wealth Management who received the Act of Kindness Award for raising $13,650 to support Power To Be. Teams competed in industry categories, with Oak Bay Marine Group ($6,940 raised), RevenueWire ($4,164 raised) and HL Demolition ($6,050) raising the most in their industry.

The race winner for fastest time went to Island Floor Centre Ltd., finishing at 2:22:54. Second place went to Latitude Geographics (2:24:27) and third place went to Helmkin Digital (2:25:09). See official race time results. 

Through the support of Power To Play Victoria, Power To Be will be able to offer programs to more than 1,200 participants this year.

2016 Power To Play Victoria Awards

Top Fundraising Teams by Industry Category

Scotia Wealth Management – $13,650

Oak Bay Marine Group – $6,940

HL Demolition – $6,050

RevenueWire – $4,164

Team Spirit Award

LadyBeard Dance Troupe

Social Media Challenge Award

Oak Bay Marine Group