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Registration for Annual General Meeting is now open

Friday, March 17, 2017
Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) invites all members to join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 22nd. This year's event will feature a panel of researchers from the Pacific Parkinson Research Centre (PPRC). Researchers and topi… Read more

200th Anniversary - An Essay on the Shaking Palsy

Friday, March 10, 2017
Today marks the 200th anniversary of the publication titled An Essay on the Shaking Palsy by British physician James Parkinson. It broke ground by being the first paper to describe in detail the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), potential causes,… Read more

Valentines from the Parkinson's Community

Friday, February 24, 2017
This past Valentine’s Day, Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) strove to highlight the importance of love, friendship and support in the Parkinson's community. This occured through two separate projects. The first project was #TwoLips4PD, a pre… Read more

Ministry of Health Announces Funding of DUODOPA in BC

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
In late November, Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) began ramping up its campaign for the funding of DUODOPA through BC PharmaCare. Today, the Ministry of Health has announced that it will be working with the Pacific Parkinson's Research Cent… Read more

Pucker up for Parkinson's with our #TwoLips4PD Campaign

Monday, February 13, 2017
Join us on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 for our #TwoLips4PD campaign in support of the 13,300 British Columbians living with Parkinson's disease. The campaign’s title is a play on the word ‘tulip’, which is internationally recognized as the symbol f… Read more

Enjoy a sweetheart pizza from Me-n-Ed's this Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Are you a pizza lover? Did you forget to make Valentine's Day reservations? We've got you covered! On Tuesday, February 14th, cozy up with your loved one and enjoy a Sweetheart Pizza from Me-n-Ed's Pizza Parlors! One dollar from every sale will be do… Read more

Sign our petition encouraging BC PharmaCare to fund DUODOPA

Thursday, February 9, 2017
We have received many emails and phone calls from individuals asking how they can help show their support for funding of DUODOPA through BC PharmaCare. We are humbled by the response we have received from the Parkinson's community and the public at l… Read more

CTV News features Paddi Wood's plea for DUODOPA

Monday, February 6, 2017
On Friday, February 3, 2017, CTV News featured a piece on Paddi Wood, a Brentwood Bay resident who is one of the handful of British Columbians that may benefit from the DUODOPA therapy. Despite our ongoing pleas, BC PharmaCare has refused to show com… Read more

PSBC offers Continuing Education Scholarship Program

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Continuing Education Scholarship Program for Exercise Instructors & Healthcare Professionals who wish to pursue a career involving Parkinson's disease (PD). This s… Read more

Aware in Care kits now available

Friday, January 6, 2017
The wait is over - Aware in Care kits are now available to British Columbians for purchase! These kits are designed to protect, prepare and empower people with Parkinson's and their carepartners before, during and after a hospital visit. Aware in Car… Read more