Les Chevaliers de Colomb have committed themselves to Parkinson Quebec

30 June 2020

Parkinson Québec is pleased to announce its most recent partnership with the “Chevaliers de Colomb”.

The “Chevaliers de Colomb” is a non-profit charitable organization, dedicated to charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Their mission is to help organizations in need of support or assistance. To this end, they choose every 2 years (each time the mandate of the State Deputy changes) and for a period of 2 years, a cause for which they are committed.

It is with great enthusiasm and kindness that Mr. Richard Paratte, State Deputy of the “Chevaliers de Colomb”, who took office on July 1, 2020, announced the name of the organization chosen for the next two years.

The Women’s Committee of the “Chevaliers de Colomb” under the chairmanship of Mrs. France Paratte has chosen Parkinson Québec as its cause for the next two years.

Working together in a spirit of mutual aid and driven by the common goal of helping their fellow human beings, this new partnership will allow members of the Order to help Quebecers whose lives are touched by Parkinson’s disease by raising funds, contributing to awareness campaigns, supporting research and also by improving the visibility of the services offered by Parkinson Québec.


Mr. Paratte and his wife are already intimate with the disease since their family is directly affected by Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is part of the lives of more than 25,000 people in Québec. It is a disease that affects not only the daily lives of patients but also their spouses, families, friends and colleagues.
In total, more than 100,000 people in Québec are affected by the incapacitating effects of this disease.

Mr. Paratte and his spouse therefore called on all members of the Quebec districts of the “Chevaliers de Colomb” to help Parkinson’s Québec’s mission through their participation in the fundraising activities they will be organizing…

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New partnership for walking sessions

23 June 2020

New partnership with Neuromotrix

In order to bring even more diversity to the activities offered, Parkinson Québec has just validated a new partnership with Neuromotrix.
We offer to people with Parkinson’s disease the opportunity to participate in 4 sessions of a workshop “Walking efficiently with your poles”.


4 walking sessions with poles

This workshop consists of four sessions that will allow you to become familiar with walking with poles (Nordic walking) so that you can get the most out of this activity!

The use of poles during the walk ensures better posture, helps maintain balance and forces the upper and lower body to participate in the movements. Learn the technique, practice Nordic Walking and discover a multitude of exercises that are done with poles with a NeuroMotrix kinesiologist.


All the advantages of Nordic walking:

  • improves respiratory capacity
  • strengthens the immune system
  • improves mood
  • tones thighs and buttocks
  • strengthens shoulders, arms and pectorals
  • improves posture
  • strengthens the back and abdominals

No experience required, only the ability to walk a hundred meters without technical assistance.

Bring your poles, if you have any, or NeuroMotrix will lend you some!



Horaires et inscriptions

Lieu et horaire:

Location and time:

  • Parc de l’Île-Lebel, Repentigny, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. starting June 23, 2020
  • Parc Joachim Du-Bellay, Laval, Tuesdays at 1 p.m. starting June 23, 2020
  • Parc du Père-Marquette, Montreal, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. starting June 25, 2020
  • Parc Barron, Lachute, Thursdays at 10 am starting June 25, 2020
  • Michel-Chartrand Park, Longueuil, Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. starting June 25, 2020

Click below for more details and to register:

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Prioritizing and reinventing oneself

4 June 2020

Who is Manon Roussy?


A 48 year old North Shore woman who is a lover, a mother, a sister, a friend and a mental health nurse (still sane…hahahaha!).
Those who know me well know that I love to laugh and make everyone laugh.

My testimony comes at a time in my life when I have decided to choose myself, to set my limits and to stop being afraid of no longer being able to do what I was able to do “before”, on the contrary, I can and I want to do better and reinvent myself.

I’ve always been a woman who was in control of everything in her life. I went out to meet others, I liked to be on the front lines, I was hyperactive, independent and always had an enterprising nature. Little by little the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease began to appear (between 40 and 45 years old) and my personality and lifestyle were impacted.

Those who know me well, asked me about my gait which seemed more laborious in the afternoon and at the end of the day (rigidity on the left side, claudication, left foot dragging). I had even mentioned to my colleague that I walked like a drunk woman… (laughing)
What I wasn’t saying was that I was wondering about my physical condition and anything that made me anxious, irritable and sleepless. I was making “pacts” with the devil at night and I could adopt “75 positions” to reduce the itchiness in my left leg and especially the cramps in my calf, and so on…


The search for diagnosis


After several years of complaining to my family doctor who told me that I was anxious, that it was the cause of my insomnia and that he had tried everything in terms of tests and medication, I decided to take a neurology…

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Resumption of the Annual Meeting of Members

3 June 2020

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. (by phone)

Draft agenda: click here

We are counting on your presence to ensure the democratic exercise of our organization and hope to meet you there in large numbers.

Please confirm your presence by email to Josée Ouellette

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The Défi Vélo returns in a virtual formula

In solidarity on Saturday 22 August 2020 or on the date of your choice.

The “Défi Vélo” has been reworked in a brand new virtual formula so that you can all continue to “Pedal together for Parkinson Québec”, as you bravely do every year.
This year, it is under the honorary presidency of Mr. Alain Champagne, Président of the Jean Coutu Group that this 10th edition of the “Défi Vélo” will be held in a unique virtual form.

At Parkinson Québec, we rely on fundraising to pursue our mission of supporting people affected by Parkinson’s disease, which is why we would like to thank you for being there with us. There surely won’t be a big gathering this summer, but thanks to this Virtual Challenge, you, the cyclists, will be able to get involved with the Parkinson community, in your own way, to raise funds.

Here are a few suggestions to participate in this “Défi Vélo”, it’s up to you to choose the formula that suits you best:

✳️ By setting yourself a goal and accumulating kilometres on outings throughout the season.
✳️ By organising a specific outing (on Saturday 22 August 2020)  and pedalling according to the chosen challenge (40 km, 60 km, 90 km or 150 km).
(We will share with you the routes mapped out for the 2020 edition).
✳️ By organizing a team outing (on Saturday 22 August 2020) respecting the number of authorized participants (10 cyclists or less).
✳️ By accumulating the kilometres on your exercice bike to reach the chosen challenge (40 km, 60 km, 90 km, 150 km).

No matter which formula is chosen, we invite you to share your exploits, via the Internet and social networks to share your mission and thus raise funds that will allow Parkinson Québec to accompany people living with the disease, so that they can continue to…

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