Message from the Editor

In this issue, we celebrate people who are doing extraordinary things individually and collectively to make a difference in the lives of people with Parkinson’s: Bob Kuhn, one of our Canadian Ambassadors to World Parkinson Congress 2013, who embarked on a round the world trip in May, to promote the Congress and to learn how … Read more

Coast to Coast Support for Parkinson SuperWalk

From Vancouver to St. John’s, thousands of Canadians showed their support for the 22nd annual Parkinson SuperWalk, the largest fundraiser for Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. More than 14,000 walkers, volunteers, donors and sponsors helped raise $3.0 million in 95 communities across Canada. You’re never too young to be a SuperWalk champion. “As soon as … Read more

Parkinson Society Canada National Research Program, 27 new awards

Parkinson Society Canada, together with its regional partners, is proudly supporting 27 new grant, fellowship and student awards, as of July 1, 2012: 11 Pilot Project grants (2 funded by Parkinson Society British Columbia and Parkinson Society Ottawa) 2 New Investigator Awards 4 Basic Research Fellowships (1 funded by Parkinson Society British Columbia) 1 Clinical … Read more

Cross-Canada bike tour raises money for research

Cory Welsh, 24, of Sarnia, Ontario received a warm reception and considerable media attention as he cycled across Canada to meet people with Parkinson’s, raise awareness of the disease and raise money for Parkinson Society Canada’s National Research Program. The journey, honouring Cory’s father who has Parkinson’s, kicked off in Vancouver on June 26th and … Read more

Donald Calne Lecture

The prestigious 9th Donald Calne Lecture for members of the Parkinson’s community, including scientists, takes place at Terminal City Club, Vancouver, BC, on the evening of Thursday, October, 18, 2012. The presenter is Dr. Matthew Farrer, Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics and Director of the Centre for Applied Neurogenetics in the Brain Research … Read more

World Parkinson Congress 2013

Parkinson’s Buddies Program Delegates will be arriving from all over the world to attend the World Parkinson Congress in Montreal in October 2013. What better way to reach out to delegates from other countries than by offering to become a Parkinson’s Buddy? Instead of waiting for the conference to begin, to make new friends, you … Read more

Parkinson’s: A global view

Over the next few issues of e-Parkinson Post, we will feature an interview with each of the Canadian Ambassadors for World Parkinson Congress 2013. The Ambassador’s role is to generate excitement about WPC 2013 in Canada and around the world. First up is Bob Kuhn, a Vancouver lawyer, writer and speaker, diagnosed with Parkinson’s in … Read more

David Simmonds Parkinson’s Leadership Award

Congratulations to Isabel Ward of Ingersoll, Ontario, who was recently awarded Parkinson Society Canada’s volunteer honour, the David Simmonds Parkinson’s Leadership Award. A devoted volunteer with Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario and Parkinson Society Canada, Isabel has given a tremendous amount of time and energy to the Parkinson’s cause. “Isabel Ward is a tireless volunteer and … Read more