July Events and Updates

Online Art Exhibit – Save the Date!

Parkinson Canada Online Art Exhibit Opening Gala

As part of our Summer of Living Well initiative, we are excited to announce the Parkinson Canada Online Art Exhibit, featuring art by people living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Visual art is a wonderful way to connect with your creativity and is proven to contribute to wellness on many levels. Gain unlimited access to the exhibit throughout the month of August and attend an exclusive virtual gala opening . It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the creativity and resilience of our community!

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Gratitude Report Released: 12 Incredible Things you Made Possible

2020 Gratitude Report: Parkinson Canada

Parkinson Canada hosted its Annual General Meeting on , and we released our annual gratitude report as part of that meeting.

In the face of a global pandemic that has separated many of us from our physical, mental, emotional, and financial supports, you still stepped up and stood with us in the fight against Parkinson’s. Our newly-released gratitude report is dedicated to sharing the impact you made by staying resilient, sharing your experience, and leaning on each other.

Read more about your impact and access the report.

Parkinson Canada SuperWalk is Approaching

Walk your way, wherever you are - Join Parkinson Canada SuperWalk on September 11, 2021

SuperWalk takes place on this year, with a live online opening ceremony and Walk-in-a-box kits to support your family and neighborhood walks.

The annual walk is a chance to show mutual support in the face of Parkinson’s. That support matters to families across the country, including Sheila and Robin Phillips who walk to support the Lanark North Leeds SuperWalk. Read more about their story on maintaining mutual support while living apart and sign up for your own walk at www.superwalk.ca.

Pedaling for Parkinson’s

Pedaling for Parkinson Canada

You have two ways to ride in support of Pedaling for Parkinson’s this year.

  • Join us for a physically distanced event aligned with public health guidelines on in Milford, Ontario or in Summerside, Prince Edward Island on .
  • Set a personal distance goal and ride your way through Pedaling for Parkinson’s: Go the Distance as part of a nationwide goal of 100,000 kilometres—one for every Canadian diagnosed with Parkinson’s. This campaign is live and runs through .

Learn more and sign up at www.pedalingforparkinsons.ca.

Plants for Parkinson’s Raises more than $2,400

Arianne Lalonde made a huge impact as part of her high school leadership class this year. The Cornwall, Ontario student sold more than $2,400 worth of hand-painted terracotta pots as part of her SuperWalk fundraising in honour of her grandfather, Bob, who has lived with Parkinson’s for 18 years.

Congratulations Arianna!

Small Steps for BIG Impact Webinar Recording Available

Small Steps for Big Impact webinar recording now available

Last month, we were pleased to offer our most recent webinar, Small Steps for BIG Impact. If you were unable to attend or if you’d like to share it with others in your life, we’re pleased to provide a recording of the webinar.

In the webinar, Kelly Williams, a Clinical Resource Nurse, shared insights she has gained from working with patients who are living life to the fullest. She shared her expertise as a Movement Disorder Nurse and the steps her patients take to support physical and emotional wellness and live their best life.

We were also honoured to highlight some of the inspirational journeys from our own Parkinson’s community. Charline LeBlanc, Jacques Seguin and Fran Edwards shared how they are taking small steps in their own lives to keep connected and stay well. Our hope is that in hearing others’ experiences, you may also find your own motivation to try something new or find validation in the steps you are already taking in your own lives.

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