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The Greater Victoria Collaborative for Adapted Sport and Physical Activity
Facilitating athletic and recreational opportunities for people across the age and disability spectrum
Power To Be
From hiking and kayaking, to camping and snowshoeing, Power To Be is a non-profit organization that creates access to nature for youth, families and adults living with cognitive, physical, financial, and social barriers. Founded in 1998 and based in Victoria and Vancouver, Power To Be provides inclusive adventures to youth as young as seven to adults of all ages. Their life-changing programs redefine courage, hope, inclusion, and ability.
The therapeutic benefits of spending time in the outdoors are abundant. On top of providing recreation, community, and a healthy lifestyle, spending time in nature fuels the body, guides the heart, and mends the soul. Nature shows us peace, inspires us to wonder, and connects us to the earth and to each other. It is in these spaces that we discover who we are and of what we are truly capable of.
So far this year, Power To Be’s participants have spent over 900 hours in nature—153 days on the trails, 80 days on the water, and 18 days in the rain. Additionally, their dedicated volunteers have collectively given 2,300 hours to supporting their programs.
Power To Be is excited for what 2022 brings as they move into their new accessible space at their Prospect Lake site. This “Gateway to Nature” is comprised of a series of innovative, sustainable, inclusive buildings, that will allow them to enhance their programs and elevate their impact.To learn more about Power To Be and their programs please visit powertobe.ca.
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Keep in Touch
The OneAblity bi-monthly newsletter is a forum to stay informed about programs, events, workshops and seminars, training and education, as well as funding opportunities related to adapted physical activity and sport.