On March 15th, 2018, we are hosting our annual Life Without Limits Gala. Year after year, we use the evening as a platform to celebrate the success of BC’s disability community and fundraise for a cause that is truly bigger than all of us.
By attending our event or supporting the gala, you’ll be making an immense difference for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Proceeds of the Life Without Limits Gala will raise critical funds for our programs and services, including the Tanabe Bursary. This financial assistance program supports students with cerebral palsy to attend a post-secondary institution of their choice.
Meet two-time Tanabe Bursary recipient, Mohini Tahkar
Mohini’s inspiration for the industry of film making started with a school film project. Two-time Tanabe Bursary recipient Mohini Takhar has always been drawn to writing and is currently studying creative writing at Douglas College. “I chose this because I love theatre and I also love writing. My end goal is to be a screenwriter,” said the Surrey resident.
Currently, Mohini is still in school but has felt that education has helped her ability to be more confident as a writer through providing her the necessary tools and techniques which will be useful for her in the future. The Tanabe Bursary has helped Mohini focus on finishing her program by reducing tuition costs and textbooks.
In the beginning of her creative writing courses, she would write about the good times in her life but left out an important characteristic that the main character has a disability. She said that the storyline was “okay” but when she rewrote to include that the character lived with a disability in one of her short films. The added dimension to her story resulted in a showering of praise and accolades.
Mohini used her film to showcase the abilities of a young woman with a disability that was able to do so many things independently, and really get out of her comfort zone.