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The following is a list of our planned education events at present. Those events indicating they are to be determined (TBD) will still require further arrangements with local groups, speakers and venues. 

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Annual General Meeting: May 5

Annual General Meeting, Vancouver

We welcome all members of Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) to join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 5th, featuring guest speaker, Dr. Martin McKeown.

Light refreshments will be served.

About Dr. Martin McKeown
Dr. McKeown graduated summa cum laude in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in 1986, and subsequently earned his MD degree from the University of Toronto in 1990. Today, he is a Professor of Medicine and Electrical Engineering (Adjunct) and Director of the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He also serves as the Director of Analysis at the new Multimodal Imaging Facility at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, and a Principal Investigator at the Joint NTU (Singapore) – UBC Research Centre of Excellence in Active Living for the Elderly (LILY).

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 9:45am – 12:00pm (registration opens at 9:00 am)
Location: Broadway Church | 2700 East Broadway (Lower Auditorium), Vancouver [map

FREE for members only. 

Non-Members interested in attending must pay the $25.00 membership fee. Should you wish more information on becoming a Member, please contact: Susan Atkinson, Donor & Member Services Coordinator | satkinson@parkinson.bc.ca | 604-662-3240.

Parking:  Please be advised that Broadway Church is undergoing exterior renovations and there is extensive scaffolding along the outer walls that impedes a portion of the parking stalls. Please be cautious about parking barriers. PSBC and Broadway Church are not responsible for any damage to vehicles that you may incur as a result of hitting the barriers or scaffolding.

Member Registration Only


This event has been made possible through the generous support of

Abbvielogo Blue 2018

Carepartner Workshops

Time Out for Carepartners, Kelowna: to be held in the Fall; date/location to be determined

Time Out for Carepartners, Kootenay Region: October, 2018 – Location and registration coming soon.

Communication and Swallow Workshops

Communication & Swallow: Fall, 2018 – Location and registration information will be available soon.


Regional Conference, Kelowna

Parkinson's disease is a unique and complex condition. To assist in expanding your knowledge of the disease, on June 16th, Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) will host an afternoon of learning in Kelowna. Our regional conferences are immersive and offer interactive opportunities to learn from leading experts while connecting with the Parkinson's community. The conference does not include a meal, however light refreshments will be provided.

Topics covered at this conference include:

  • Parkinson's Disease: the big picture globally and locally: Dr. Daryl Wile, Movement Disorder Specialist in Kelowna
  • Fire & Life Safety: Rick Euper, Fire & Life Safety Educator/Fire Inspector
  • Stabilizing Dizziness and Finding Stability: falls management: Pauline Martin, Masters of Science, Physiotherapist, NeuroMotion Physiotherapy

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Ramada Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre | 2170 Harvey Ave, Kelowna [map]
Capacity 100
Fees: Member $15.00 | Member (Couple) $25.00
Non-member $25.00 | Non-member (Couple) $45.00

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Ask the Expert Webinar Series: Wills and Estate Planning

Statistical reports show that 48% of Canadians don't have a will or estate plan. For those aged 35-54, that figure jumps to 55%. Becoming well-informed about wills and estate planning is necessary to secure the financial future of your loved ones.

In this webinar, estate planning lawyer Mary-Jane Wilson explains:

  • why preparing a will is important
  • powers of attorney
  • representation agreements

Every adult who has assets, a spouse or children should, at the very least, have a will. Spending time with a lawyer to plan your estate could save your loved ones' time and effort in the future. You may be able to reduce probate fees and taxes that your estate would otherwise pay.

This webinar will feature a live question & answer session with lawyer Mary-Jane Wilson.

Speaker: Mary-Jane Wilson is a partner at the law firm Wilson Rasmussen LLP. She regularly provides advice to individuals, families and organizations in the areas of: real estate and financing, estate planning, wills and trusts, powers of attorney, estate administration and probate, and representation agreements. She is also the author of the British Columbia Probate Kit.

Register today to reserve a spot for yourself, household or group!

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Via webinar. Instructions on how to log in and access this presentation on a computer via the internet will be sent out 24 hours before the webinar start time.
Capacity: 175
Cost: Free

Registration for this webinar will close on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

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Debriefing the Caregiving Role Webinar

Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) understands that Parkinson's disease affects more than just the individual diagnosed. It impacts the lives of families, friends and carepartners.

When a loved one is lost, it is one of life's most difficult experiences. You may find yourself struggling with many intense and frightening emotions leaving you feeling isolated or alone. Having someone to lean on in this time is important in helping you through the grieving process.

Parkinson Society British Columbia is committed to honouring our slogan, "You are not alone. We are here to help.", and that's why, in collaboration with the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre, we are offering a grief support group session to help those who have recently lost a loved one to PD.

We invite you to join us on May 17th via webinar and teleconference with Elaine Book, Social Worker at the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre, and Myriame Lépine Lyons, Clinical Counsellor at Parkinson Society British Columbia.

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Via webinar. Instructions on how to log in and access this presentation on a computer via the internet will be sent out 24 hours before the webinar start time.
Capacity: 25
Cost: Free

Registration for this webinar will close on Monday, May 14, 2018.

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Upcoming Webinars – Registration will be available soon!

  • YOPD 4-Week Webinar Series
  • Exercise & creative art workshops (online)
  • Webinars for adult children of people with Parkinson's & healthcare professionals

For more information contact Jaclyn Willems at:
604-662-3240 | 1-800-668-3330 | jwillems@parkinson.bc.ca