Real Life Stories with Real Life Leaders: Tarun Kumar

Real Life Stories with Real Life Leaders, a limited podcast series on Because & Effect, is a partnership between CanU Canada and The Winnipeg Foundation.

CanU is a Winnipeg-based charitable organization that inspires hope and confidence in the leaders of tomorrow through its out-of-school mentorship and educational enrichment program for youth.

The Winnipeg Foundation is committed to fostering collaborative relationships and supporting leadership under the Community Champion pillar of its 2023-26 Strategic Plan.

This podcast series will highlight five stories from incredible storytellers connected to the CanU program leading up to CanU’s Imagine Stories Gala on November 15, 2023.


  • Divya Sharma, CanU Imagine Stories Gala Committee Member
  • Nolan Bicknell, The Winnipeg Foundation Communications Advisor

Producer: Daniel Reimer, CanU General Counsel & Creative Director

Listen or Watch Episode #4

“Anything can change your life as long as you put the time and effort into something you love.”

In this episode, we speak with Tarun, a young videographer and content creator pursuing his passion for videography and photography. Tarun began experimenting with engineering projects and eventually found his interest in electronic and tech-related fields through his involvement in CanU. 

Tarun discovered his talent for videography and photography by playing with his brother’s camera equipment. Despite initial hesitation, he began to explore these skills and received encouragement from his brother and friends. He gradually built his portfolio by offering his services for free to gain experience and connections.

As he continued to hone his skills, Tarun’s talent caught the attention of various organizations, including the University of Manitoba, where he was hired as a camera broadcaster. Tarun speaks about the importance of starting small, practicing, and not focusing on money right away. He believes that pursuing what you love can lead to unexpected opportunities and a fulfilling career.

The podcast also touches on the significance of mentorship and leadership in guiding aspiring videographers and photographers. Tarun reflects on how his journey influenced others, and how mentors and role models can help individuals find their path.

In this episode we talk about Tarun’s future aspirations, including the possibility of a full-time career in videography. Tarun’s story serves as an example of how saying “yes” to opportunities, practicing, and pursuing one’s passion can lead to a success and fulfillment.

To hear more stories like Tarun’s, join CanU Canada for their Imagine Stories Gala:

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With content provided by CanU Canada.

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