Dream Big – Fort St. John to Tokyo

“I believe that anything is possible,” says Bo Hedges, from Dead Horse Creek Ranch, just north of Fort St John. Bo has always believed he was capable of great achievements. This documentary film will be a story about Bo, his family, his hometown of Fort St John, and how the community came together to support their star Paralympic Athlete. It will show many of the ways that Bo’s commitment to his sport has been supported by his hometown, resulting in Bo becoming a nationally competitive wheelchair basketball player. In return, his commitment to Fort St John is evident, and the film will capture that part of the story.

Bo Hedges sits with a Basketball overlooking Toronto

This documentary will show Bo as an extraordinary, influential person in the international Paralympic community. It will show this top-tier Paralympic Athlete in his role as Captain of Canada’s Paralympic Basketball team as he leads the team through the challenges and chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bo’s story has medical significance, as well as the more obvious themes of community leadership and the enduring culture of inclusive sport. On a personal level, the film will show how Bo’s leadership kept the team trained, focused and optimistic about its performance in Tokyo, and beyond.

The film will show the strength of the Canadian Spirit via its focus on Bo and the entire Paralympic Basketball Team. Bo’s approach to motivation and encouragement of the Team will be inspirational to every level of the Canadian population. It will encourage everyone to focus on their dreams, regardless of the challenges that life has thrown in their path. It will demonstrate Bo’s commitment to the credo that “Anything is Possible”, and to his belief that the world is full of possibilities.

Christine Sutherland has teamed up with Ben Haab of Eagle Vision Video to create this collaborative Canadian documentary. Christine has professional experience as a documentary filmmaker and is a director of International Wheelchair Massage Society and World Wide Massage Services. She has taught “virtually” around the globe, from South Africa to China and has practiced within the wheelchair world for several decades, teaching hands-on wheelchair massage to families and medical professionals. Christine is a Registered Massage Therapist who co-founded Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic in Toronto in 1978 and she has been working on Dream Big for the last 4 years. Ben Haab’s Eagle Vision Video Productions Ltd is a video productions firm based in Fort St. John, with a broad base of video and graphics skills and services. Ben’s experience spans several decades, with services delivered throughout the western provinces, the Yukon, the USA and Europe. Ben, Christine and Bo will bring you into the world of Paralympics and show the generosity of spirit from Bo’s hometown with their film Dream Big.

You can download the Dream Big PDF here to learn more about supporting the project!