Participate and show your support to Parkinson Québec’s mission!

10 June 2019

The ‘Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec’ is a unique cycling event that will benefit the 25,000 Quebecers living with Parkinson’s disease as well as their caregivers. The cyclists will meet next August 24 at Tennis 13 in Laval to then continue their circuit through the beautiful landscapes of the Lower Laurentians. Four circuits are offered to cyclists of all levels: 40km, 60km, 90km, and 150km. Once you have created your page on the event’s website, you will be able to invite family, friends and colleagues to join you. There are tools available on the platform to help you with fundraising.

Participating as a team will allow you to divide your fundraising efforts, as long as the total amount raised corresponds to $500 per cyclist.

Each cyclist will receive an official 2019 edition of the jersey, a value of $80. If you register individually, don’t worry! We will assign you a team that will cycle at the speed and distance you have registered for.

Do not delay! To guarantee your jersey size, you must have registered before June 28th.

To find out more, please click here!

You have chosen not to participate as a cyclist. There are several ways to get involved!

  • Participate as a volunteer on the day of the event
  • Talk about the ‘Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec’ to your family and friends
  • Donate to the event

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Parkinson Québec Member’s Annual Assembly

6 June 2019


Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm (the event will be followed by a cocktail)

Address: Parkinson Québec, 560 rue Ontario Est, Montréal, Québec, H2L 0B6




  1. Overture
  2. Quorum’s acknowledgment
  3. Adoption of the agenda
  4. Appointment of the Election’s President
  5. Election of directors
  6. What will 2019 hold for us
  7. End of meeting


We count on your presence to ensure the democratic exercise of our organization and are looking forward to meeting you.

Consult the biography of the candidates (in French)

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«Living with Hope» Provincial Conference: Thank you!

Thank you! The 4th edition of the Parkinson Québec «Living with Hope» Provincial Conference was a success! 285 participants met specialists and exhibitors during 3 days filled with information, discoveries and wonderful meetings.

We would like to thank the Parkinson Outaouais team and their volunteers for their outstanding involvement as a host region. It was a privilege to welcome Dr. Abdallah Tahar as Honorary President and to recognize Dr. Denis Hallé for his journey as a builder of the region.

The Parkinson Québec team thanks all the speakers and facilitators who shared their knowledge and expertise with such generosity.

Discover photos! 

Thank you to our partners for your trust:

Sunovion  AbbVie  VIA Rail  Ville de Gatineau  Tourisme Outaouais  Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa

See you!


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Défi Vélo: Jean Coutu Group and ProDoc as official presenter for a second year of collaboration!

6 May 2019

Parkinson Québec has the honor to announce its partnership with Jean Coutu Group and Pro Doc as official presenter, for a new year of collaboration for the Défi Vélo.

The event will be held for its 9th edition in the beautiful Laurentians on Saturday, August 24th.

A word from our honorary president


« It is with pride that I renewed my commitment to co-chair the Défi Vélo. I have been supporting Parkinson Quebec for many years, the cause is very close to my heart because my first mentor and friend has this disease. I saw how the disease changed the daily life of this dynamic man.

It is also a pleasure for me to join Nicolas Carbonneau (co-chair), who has been supporting the Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec since its creation in 2011. Nicolas inspires us with his determination and his desire to have this event recognized throughout Quebec.

I hope to see you all on August 24th for the 9th edition of this key event for the organization and people living with the disease across Quebec.»

Marcel A. Raymond


To register for the Défi Vélo, click here:


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Saucier-van Berkom Symposium: your annual opportunity to meet the greatest Quebec researchers in the field.

2 May 2019

Want to learn more about promising therapeutic options for treating Parkinson’s disease? The Saucier-van Berkom Symposium is your annual opportunity to meet the greatest Quebec researchers in the field.

This year, you will meet Martin Lévesque, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Laval University. He will present his most recent work on the mechanism of development of Parkinson’s disease. He will also explain how these discoveries can lead to drugs that can protect dopaminergic neurons or even replace those already lost.

** Conference only offered in French. 


Before the presentation, you can take part in a cocktail party.


WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 2019 – 17H to 19H30


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