At Power To Be, we believe everyone should experience a sense of inclusion and community, regardless of age, gender or the barriers people face. We believe physical activity and time outdoors is paramount to health and happiness, and that no one should be excluded from nature, recreation or friends for any reason. We celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2018, we are proud of how far we’ve come to make this dream a reality.

We are overwhelmed when we think about how every success, no matter how great or small, has been made possible with the incredible support of our community.

Power To Be has thrived because of our devoted staff, passionate volunteers, dedicated donors and partners, and insightful board members. Each of you has our deepest gratitude.

In 2018 we served 1,108 participants and delivered 492 programs empowering people of all ages to see what’s possible through outdoor activity.

From the words of one participant, “I realized I can do things I didn’t think were possible. I went from asking ‘can I do something?’ to ‘how can I do something?’”

Our adventures have taken us throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland; through water, snow and forested trails. As we step into 2019, we are excited to announce we are breaking ground on our new home for these adventures at Prospect Lake. This property will be reimagined into a world-class centre for recreational programs for people of all ages, that redefines inclusion and access to nature. This home will be a foundation for a sustainable future in the fabric of our community and serve as an inspiration for others to follow.

Together, let’s ensure more people in need of support can discover their limitless abilities through our nature-based programs. From all of us at Power To Be, thank you for your continued support.

With Gratitude,

Tim Cormode, Executive Director
Mike Shannon, Board Chair