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Upcoming Champions for Parkinson's Events

Shifting Gears for Parkinson's: March 13, 2017 - October 31, 2018

Please note: The trip is temporarily interrupted due to a death in the family and will resume in May. Learn more.  

Paul Gully and Lois Leslie will cycle from Portugal across three continents to New Zealand to complete a circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle to raise funds for Parkinson Society British Columbia.

Their intended route will take them through southern Europe, across Turkey and the Caucuses, India, South-east Asia, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. As they travel, Lois and Paul will make an effort to highlight regional issues relating to Parkinson's disease along their route.

To read more about their journey, visit their Blog.
To make a donation, visit their Champions Fundraising Page.

 Media Coverage

Tea Parky Sales: Ongoing

Help fight Parkinson's disease with a good cup of tea! 1/3 of donated proceeds from every sale on TeaParky.com will go to Parkinson Society BC. Indulge in delicious Matcha green tea sourced directly from the Kagashima region of Japan and give your day a boost!

THOUGHTS R LIFE Apparel Sales: Re-launching Soon!

Net proceeds from Thoughts R Life apparel are going to Parkinson Society BC! The apparel serves as a reminder that learning to control our thoughts and focus on the positive are important lessons for not only people with Parkinson’s, but for everyone. The designer, Hilary, was inspired to create the apparel line after gaining control of her panic attacks, which were a symptom of her Parkinson’s disease.

This fundraiser will be re-launching soon so be sure to check back shortly!

Naturally Urban Pet Food Delivery Sales: Ongoing

With this charitable partnership, your furry friends can be supporters of Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) too! Purchase pet food for your cat or dog through Naturally Urban Pet Food Delivery and not only will you get the lowest price guarantee and free delivery, but if you select PSBC as your choice of charity, we will receive 5% of your purchase amount as a charitable donation! 

Donate a Car: Ongoing

Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC)! Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to PSBC through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for PSBC to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, PSBC will send you a tax receipt and will put your gift to good use.

Please click here to donate a vehicle.

Me-n-Ed's Charity Golf Classic: May 22, 2018

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Location: Riverway Golf Course | 9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby
Registration Start: 11:30am | Shotgun Start: 1:00pm
Format: Texas Scramble playing Best Ball. Dinner to follow golf
Fees: $200

The ticket includes: Lunch, golf and cart, dinner, tee gift, entry to a grand prize draw of pizza for a year, food holes, refreshment holes, hole in one prize opportunity, closest to the pin and longest drive holes and prizes for winners, putting contest and a Guaranteed Fun Day! You can sign up your spouse or friends for dinner for only $60. The dinner will feature a raffle and silent auction. Partial proceeds from this golf tournament will benefit Parkinson Society BC.

Cheques or credit cards accepted. Sign up early to reserve your spot. Deadline for registration is March 23rd, 2018.

Event Details | Event Registration Form

To Register: Call Cris at 604-931-2468 | Email cris@meneds.ca | Fax: 604-931-5309.

Shake, Shake, Shake: May 25, 2018

Shake, Shake, Shake is back by popular demand for its third year! Join us on Friday, May 25th for an evening of entertainment featuring amazing local musical talent, including Khari Wendell McClellandDawn Pemberton and Emily Chambers. VIP guests will be treated to an exclusive performance by Paul Pigat

To read more about the event and purchase tickets, please click here.

Full Throttle: May 27, 2018

Join us for Full Throttle on Sunday, May 27, 2018, to enjoy a relaxed and scenic ride or drive from Vancouver to Whistler along the Sea to Sky highway. Funds raised from this event will benefit Parkinson Society British Columbia's (PSBC's) programs, services, advocacy efforts and contributions to research for the 13,000 British Columbians living with Parkinson's disease.

At the end of the ride, we invite you to join us for lunch at the Longhorn Saloon & Grill in Whistler, BC. Full Throttle participants will receive 25% off their lunch bill (alcoholic beverages not included).

Event Information:

Start Location: Impark Lot, 511 W Cordova St, Vancouver (between Steamworks & Waterfront Station) [map] 
Registration Start: 8:30 AM
Ride Start: 9:00 AM
Route Map: [view Google route map]
End Location: Longhorn Saloon & Grill (4280 Mountain Square, Whistler) [map]
FREE Parking:

If you have provided your license plate on the online registration form, you may park for free anywhere in either Day Lot 1, 2 or 3. If you have not provided your license plate on the registration form, you must pay for your own parking as failure to do so may result in a ticket or being towed.

[view map of Day Lots 1, 2 and 3]


To register for the ride and fundraise online, please visit the Full Throttle website.

Elk Valley Parkinson's Support Group Golf Tournament: June 2, 2018

Members from the Elk Valley Parkinson’s Support Group are pleased to announce that they will be holding the 3rd annual Elk Valley Parkinson's Support Group Golf Tournament in support of Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) on Saturday June 2, 2018 at the Sparwood Golf Course.

The funds raised will be donated to PSBC in support of education, community outreach, scientific research and public awareness.

There will be a sign-up sheet available at the Sparwood Golf Club, or participants can contact either Merl or Adam to register for the tournament:
Merl Shelley @ 250-425-5115
Adam Toner @ 250-910-7966

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Location: Sparwood Golf Course | Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 [map]
Time: 12:00 PM shotgun start
Fees: $35
The ticket includes: 9 holes, as well as a burger and fries meal with dessert. 

To learn more about the tournament, please view the event poster.

Car Free Day Henna: June 16, 2018

Orca Henna is joining the West End Car Free Day Festival on June 16, 2018! Come to the Festival and get some organic, natural henna art by donation. All donations support Parkinson Society British Columbia. 

Tthe West End Car Free Day Festival will be held on Denman Street from Robson to Davie from 12:00pm to 7:00pm.

Do you want to help fund research, grow support networks and improve quality of life for those living with Parkinson's? Become a Champion for Parkinson's and plan your own independent community fundraising event!

From bake sales, birthday parties and beer tastings, to tennis tournaments and car shows, no event is too big or too small. Take the lead, get creative, build awareness, raise funds and don’t forget to have fun!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are some fun ideas for hosting an event?

PSBC encourages you to pick events that excite you, as well as events you feel you can manage efficiently. Some fun ideas are:

  • Dinner parties, breakfasts, BBQs, holiday celebrations
  • Wine or beer tastings, pub nights
  • Sporting events - golf, bowling, hockey, tennis, etc.
  • Car washes, bake sales, garage sales
  • Special day celebrations - anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, etc.
  • Fashion shows, concerts, theatrical events
  • Casual Friday (or any other day of the week!)
  • Fitness challenges – yoga, Zumba, cycling, etc.

What type of assistance does Parkinson Society BC provide event organizers?

Parkinson Society BC is happy to provide support to ensure your event is a success in the following ways:

  • One-on-one support via phone or email
  • An event kit including balloons, banners, donation box, donation envelopes and informational pamphlets
  • PSBC logo for use with approved event materials
  • Listings on our online event calendar and social media channels
  • A letter of acknowledgment (for soliciting sponsors and prize donations, as well as gaming/alcohol license applications) for approved events
  • A personalized fundraising page for your event, where your donors can safely donate online using their credit cards
  • Tax receipts for eligible gifts as per Canada Revenue Agency guidelines
  • A photo of yourself and PSBC staff featuring our big cheque with your funds raised on it!

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide/guarantee the provision of the following:

  • Media support (television, radio, newspaper and/or press releases) due to limitations on staff time
  • Access to our donor, Board of Directors or staff lists for the purposes of email due to privacy issues and conflicts with our existing communications scheduling
  • Assistance with securing sponsorships
  • Insurance coverage for your event

Are donations eligible for tax receipts?

Donations of $20 or more will be tax receipted unless otherwise indicated by the donor. Please contact PSBC to receive electronic donation forms you may print and have your donors fill out to ensure they are appropriately receipted.

Please note, services and gift certificates are not eligible for receipts. All items valued over $500 must attach proof of value (ie. receipt, brochure, or catalogue). Donations collected by the event organizer that are donated by the public cannot be tax receipted in the name of the event organizer.

Tax receipts will be issued for the maximum allowable amount under Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Guidelines. All tax receipting must be approved by PSBC prior to acceptance of the gift. Please visit the CRA website for more details regarding charitable tax receipts.

May event organizers use PSBC’s logo?

Yes, the PSBC logo may be used on promotional materials for your event. All we ask is that you provide us with the opportunity to review its placement prior to distribution to ensure brand standards are maintained. 

Will PSBC reimburse event organizers for any event expenses?

PSBC will not reimburse you for expenses; all financial control is the responsibility of the event organizer. We ask that you plan and budget carefully for your event, as expenses should not exceed 50% of the total event revenue. Local business support through in-kind donations or sponsorships may help to alleviate costs.

Can PSBC provide event organizers media support, such as through the securing of television or radio interviews, press releases, etc.?

Unfortunately, due to constraints on staff time, PSBC is unable to provide event organizers media support. However, if you are comfortable and you would find it to be valuable, we recommend you reach out to newspapers and TV/radio stations in your local community to see if they would like to feature your event and story! Story pitches to the media are often more successful coming from the individual running the event.

May event organizers host raffles or serve alcohol at events?

Please inform PSBC of any intention to host a raffle or serve alcohol at your event for approval. The organizer is responsible for obtaining the necessary permits, licenses and event insurance. Please check with your municipality regarding permits.

A license is required for lotteries and gaming activities such as bingos, 50/50 draws, raffles, etc. For further information and application forms, please visit the BC Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch online.

Licenses are also required with the sale of alcohol. Check with Liquor Control and Licensing Branch in your city.

I’m ready to get started! What should I do next?

Please fill out our Event Agreement Form and email it to:

Mirela Dzaferovic
Resource Development & Volunteer Coordinator

She will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your event plans!


Mirela Prime (Dzaferovic)
Resource Development & Volunteer Coordinator
604-662-3240 | 1-800-668-3330