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April 11th is World Parkinson's Day

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Dr. James Parkinson was born on April 11th, 1755. The British Physician is known for writing An Essay on the Shaking Palsy, which is widely credited as the first document that recognized and described Parkinson's disease (PD) as a medical condition. … Read more

A Comprehensive Guide for Parkinson's Caregivers is here!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) is pleased to announce the official release of a new resource: A Comprehensive Guide for Parkinson's Caregivers. The primary contributor of this guide is Kaitlyn Roland, PhD, whose grandfather was diagnosed w… Read more

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month: learn more about participating

Sunday, April 1, 2018
April is Parkinson's Awareness Month and this year, Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) is encouraging individuals affected by the disease to share their experiences through our #PDANDME (PD and Me) campaign. While most people have heard of Par… Read more

Parkinson Society BC office will be closed from March 30th - April 2nd

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Parkinson Society British Columbia's (PSBC) office will be closed on Friday, March 30th and Monday, April 2nd in light of Good Friday and Easter Monday, which are statutory holidays in British Columbia. The office will re-open at 8:30am on Tuesday, A… Read more

Champions for Parkinson's Raffle ticket sales launch today!

Monday, March 26, 2018
The annual Champions for Parkinson's Raffle ticket sales begin today, March 26th. Raffle ticket purchase(s) qualify you for a chance to win two (2) round trip flights to any regularly scheduled WestJet destination.  Tickets are on sale at Parkinson S… Read more

PD Connect will help British Columbians access Parkinson's services and resources

Monday, March 26, 2018
Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) is pleased to announce a new program, PD Connect, that provides healthcare professionals with tools to refer those affected by Parkinson's disease with services available through PSBC. The referral can be mad… Read more

Full Throttle is back!

Friday, March 23, 2018
Full Throttle is back for the second year in a row, and you are invited to participate!  Full Throttle is organized by Vancouver resident and motorcycle enthusiast Jim Smerdon. Motorcyclists and car lovers alike are invited to gather on a Sunday in M… Read more

We're hiring a Marketing and Communications Coordinator!

Monday, March 19, 2018
Reporting to the Marketing, Communications & Events Manager, this position will assist in carrying out the necessary steps to advance Parkinson Society British Columbia’s presence, community connections and reputation. This role will focus largel… Read more

PDLink is recruiting participants and volunteers

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) strives to offer an array of programs and services that benefit the Parkinson's community. One program that helps the community, regardless of location, is PDLink, a peer support program for people with Parki… Read more

Sir Roger Bannister, first athlete to break four-minute mile, passes away at age 88

Monday, March 5, 2018
On March 3, 2018, it was announced that Sir Roger Bannister passed away peacefully in Oxford, England at the age of 88 [1]. Starting his athletic career at age 17, most will remember Bannister as the first athlete to break the four minute mile in 195… Read more