“Our brains can run and jump and fly in ways our body can’t”: bursary recipient
Vancouver, March 6 – While most British Columbians can relate to the cost and stress of attending post-secondary school, students with disabilities face extra challenges. Many students with disabilities need additional time to complete their studies, and face financial hardship at home. The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC’s annual Life Without Limits Gala on March 15th will raise funds to promote a bright future for BC students.
The theme of this year’s gala is “Learn Without Limits”. The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC (CPABC)’s Tanabe Bursary financially assists students with cerebral palsy to achieve their dreams. Cerebral palsy is the world’s most common childhood disability and with rising prevalence, more and more aspiring students in BC will need support to reach their goals in education
What: 4th Annual Life Without Limits Gala
When: Thursday March 15th, Doors open 5:15 pm; program 6-9 pm
Where: Sheraton Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard St, Vancouver BC
Who: Emcee Geoff Hastings, Global BC, and presentations from disability community leaders and bursary recipients Marco, Nathan and Dallas, live entertainment, dinner, Wall of Wines raffle, silent auction live auction with local auctioneer and actor David C. Jones
According to guest speaker Cindy Frostad, “We need to set up an environment where every individual can achieve potential.” CPABC Executive Direct Feri Dehdar says, “In our own way, we are all endlessly learning, being curious and fulfilling our possibilities. Making education accessible promotes a fuller, more joyful life and more exceptional society for all of us.”
Tanabe bursary recipient Lane Chevrier: “In a sense, we’re allowing our brains to run and jump and fly in ways our bodies can’t.” Lane is learning about how the brain manifests neurological issues such as cerebral palsy – improving future outcomes for other bright young people.
The Life Without Limits Gala takes place at the Sheraton Wall Centre on Thursday, March 15th, 2018.
Bursary recipients are available for media interviews.
Feri Dehdar, Executive Director
(604) 408-9484, 1-800-663-0004
The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC was started in 1954. Our Mission is: To raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy in the community; To assist those living with Cerebral Palsy to reach their maximum potential; and To work to see those living with Cerebral Palsy recognize their place as equals in a diverse society. Recognized by the 2013 City of Vancouver Award for Accessibility and Inclusivity, the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC has supported people living with CP and other disabilities for over 60 years.