As the rain poured in Vancouver, spirits stayed high for the teams racing in Power To Play Vancouver. On Thursday, Sept. 20 at Stanley Park, 33 teams from the city’s business community competed in the charitable race presented by Goldcorp. The event raised $320,000 in support of inclusive adventures rooted in nature with Power To Be.

“$320,000 is an incredible accomplishment that means so much for Power To Be, but more than that, the goodwill and ambassadors created from Power To Play is invaluable,” said Dana Hutchings, Director of Advancement and Communications. “We are so grateful to this amazing community for embracing adventure, inclusiveness and what’s possible when we work together.”

Power To Play teams must rely on working together to complete the race, which encourages team members to learn what the power of community and connectivity can do. Facing 15 challenges through a 10-kilometre outdoor adventure course, the teams had the opportunity to challenge one another both mentally and physically while learning more about how Power To Be connects individuals facing barriers to nature.

Special mentions go to the top fundraising team, Sandstorm Gold who received the Act-of-Kindness Award for raising $21,057 in support of Power To Be and to BMO Capital Markets the fastest race winners finishing at 1:41:15. See full race and fundraising results at

Through the support of everyone involved in Power To Play Vancouver, Power To Be will offer programs to more than 1,600 participants in Vancouver and Victoria this year.

Top Fundraising Teams

Top Industry Fundraisers

Explore and Act-of-Kindness – Sandstorm Gold – $21,057

Discover – RBC – $13,826

Journey – Telus Pandas – $13,758

Inspire – Helijet – $11,335

 See all team fundraising totals

Award winners

Best Dressed – Langara Fishing Lodge

Team Spirit – Connor, Clark & Lunn

Social Media Challenge – Goldcorp

Race winners

1st Place – BMO Big Dawgs – 1:41:15

3rd Place – BLG – 1:50:39

2nd Place – Sandstorm Gold – 1:48:00

See full race rankings