Volunteers help transform Saanich golf course into adventure hub for non-profit group


It took the hard work of dozens of volunteers over the last two weekends, but the transformation of an old Saanich golf course into an adventure hub for a non-profit group was revealed Wednesday evening.

The project began when Victoria businessman Cedric Steele offered a 25-year lease on the Prospect Lake course to Power to Be, a non-profit that provides inclusive adventures in nature to youth and families in need.

Once HeroWork heard about the plans for the course, they wanted to get involved.

“Its a beautiful piece of property that’s been transformed,” said volunteer Rick Wiegel.

“Its inspirational to see the many volunteers and businesses that step up to participate in these projects,” added HeroWork founder and Executive Director Paul Latour.

The Prospect Lake property will now serve as a classroom in nature for participants, and allow Power To Be to add to a wide range of activities for youth and families living with a physical, mental, social or financial barrier.

“The HeroWork project was really exciting, it was on a very tight timeline,” said Jason Cole of Power To Be.

“I’ve got a group coming in tomorrow to take advantage of all this new work that’s been done.”




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