Together We Can provides a recovery environment that includes opportunities for residents and alumni to participate in TWC Athletics & Outdoor Adventures.
Along with a number of sport programs, our residents often take day trips to explore and experience the power of British Columbia’s pristine wilderness. Led by TWC Staff and Volunteers, participants venture out for some fresh air and easy to moderate hikes and climbs around the Greater Vancouver Area.
These Athletics and Adventure programs allow participants to begin the process of promoting physical fitness, building confidence, and encouraging socialization—all of which are imperative to leading a clean and sober lifestyle.
Together We Can sponsors a hockey team called The TWC Toros. Players on the TWC Toros have formed great friendships over the last few years and believe in respect, commitment, and integrity on and off the ice.
The Toros play every weekend at 8 Rinks in Burnaby, so if you want to come check out a game, please find the game schedule here.
Outdoor Adventure Programs
The majestic and inspirational feelings that surface on a wilderness hike or basking in the heat of a campfire help clients at Together We Can move past old beliefs and preconceived notions. Our philosophy is that recovery from substance abuse continues outside of the group room and counselling office. Regular trips are made to Burnaby Mountain, Buntzen Lake, Alouette Lake, Stawamus chief and trails in Stanley Park.
Men at Together We Can partake in monthly camping trips during the summer. They are often especially relevant for those interested in the spiritually invigorating power of nature.
During these trips, the concepts and traditions of aboriginal spirituality are imparted by our counsellors and Indigenous elders who also facilitate sweat lodge and smudging ceremonies.
Experience, strength and hope are the topic of discussion as men begin to open up, and hear more about their guides successful journeys in recovery. Many of the bonds that are forged on these outings end up lasting a lifetime. Getting away from the chaos of the city often allows these men to open up to new ways of thinking and being.
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