Previous Classes, Events & Workshops

Although our physical centre is now closed, we are excited to continue Let’s Talk LOUD virtually. All other programs have been cancelled.




please click here – Let’s Talk LOUD




YOGA for PD offers various movements focusing on
flexibility and balance, plus relaxation and meditation, as ways of
managing symptoms. This video will include grounding and befriending
the body, breath work with the intention of reducing stress in the
body and mind, yoga movement in standing, seated on the earth, or
seated in a chair. Coming from a trauma-sensitive perspective,
this session will be about choice, paying attention to what each body,
mind, and spirit most need and that this practice will be unique to
each individual.


INSTRUCTOR: Kelly Ranford, RYT-200, MCP, M.Ed. Kelly also recently completed a Gentle Movement and Relaxation course through Pain BC. She is the owner of Ohana Wellness & Yoga and co-owner of Oxygen Yoga and Fitness New Westminster. 


DETAILS: In order to make our wonderful beneficial Yoga for PD class available to everyone with Parkinson’s, instead of paying per session you can now have access to it anytime you want! This project would not have been possible without our yoga instructor, Kelly Ranford, volunteer Aileen Choi, for assisting with the creation of the video and Sue Sayer, one of our amazing clients who sadly passed away in Dec 2019 and gifted us a donation to allow us to offer this for free.




Access Slides and Resource List from previous workshop here.


Due to the nature of symptoms of Parkinson’s, people with the disease are more at risk of falls. Parkinson’s disease affects the parts of the brain controlling balance and coordination. Additionally, some drugs used to treat Parkinson’s can lower blood pressure, causing a feeling of faintness when getting up from a sitting or lying position (called Orthostatic Hypotension). This workshop is intended for people living with Parkinson’s, including family & friends.


DETAILS: In this very important Parkinson’s specific workshop you will learn:


1. The 4 Pillars of Falls Prevention
2. Tips and Tricks for Falls Prevention
3. About Medical and Medication Alert Services available through Lifeline, Fraser Health


DATE/TIME: Friday, February 26, 2021 from 10:00am – Noon



Ronda Field, Physiotherapist, Injury Prevention & Assessment, Fraser Health  Shianne Bains, Coordinator, Injury Prevention & Assessment, Fraser Health  Marc Villeneuve, Lifeline Coordinator, Fraser Health


COST: FREE although voluntary donations are always welcome. Thank you!




Access Falls Prevention Programs in your Fraser Health Authority here.

Access Falls Prevention Programs in Vancouver Coastal Health here.


DETAILS: The Fraser Health 1:1 Falls Prevention Clinic offers FREE falls risk assessments and support for the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries.  The clinic includes: A telephone intake interview with Fraser Health office staff, an assessment with a physiotherapist and pharmacist.  Aspects of fall risk status will be assessed and interventions discussed. A detailed report of all the recommendations is provided to the participant and sent to the primary physician(s) and other members of your healthcare team upon your approval.


FOR MORE INFO: Email Call 604-525-2631.




DETAILS: LEARN about the diet/microbiome connection, testing available for people with Parkinson’s, eating a plant-focused diet, and how diet affects Parkinson’s symptoms and medication with speakers Dr. Caroline Coombs (ND), Wendy Wells (Choices Markets, RHN) and Robyn Murrell (Founder of IMPACT Parkinson’s). IMPACT Parkinson’s is proud to be a Choices Markets Community Partner in Wellness.




COST: Stay tuned (registrants will receive two $10.00 Choices Markets Nutrition Bucks). Partial proceeds being donated to Parkinson Society British Columbia.


REGISTER: Email Call 604-525-2631.

CANCELLED: DEPRESSION and SELF-CARE for PARKINSON’S – Friday, March 20, 2020, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Depression is the most common mood disorder that people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are diagnosed with in their lifetime, with an occurrence of 30-40%.


DETAILS: Learn from Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez (psychiatrist and consultant at the Parkinson’s Research Centre at UBC)about a new clinical trial for people with PD who have depression.

Learn from Amy Ma (Education & Support Services Coordinator, Parkinson Society British Columbia) about all the support services available through the Society such as free consultations, counselling and peer support plus information on support groups and resources.

Learn from a representative from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster about why massage is beneficial for PD and about their low cost Parkinson’s Specialty InReach Clinic.


COST: By donation to IMPACT Parkinson’s with partial proceeds being donated to Parkinson’s Society British Columbia.


DATE: Friday, March 20, 2020 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm
LOCATION: IMPACT PARKINSON’S, #103-450 E Columbia St, New Westminster


REGISTER: Email Call 604-525-2631.


Painting for Parkinson’s will bring people together virtually to share a stimulating and enriching art experience! Active art will also address various physical and cognitive symptoms of Parkinson’s and help participants feel active and part of a community “event”. This event will also help to educate others about Parkinson’s which in turn will help create understanding and support between friends, neighbours and the community at large.

This FREE event is made possible by United Way Lower Mainland. One of our wonderful volunteers nominated us for a Local Love Award via UWLM! So huge thanks to both of them.

ARTWORK: The artwork for this event is very special as it is based on a gift to the Founder of IMPACT Parkinson’s, Robyn Murrell, from one of her Parkinson’s fighters, Sue Sayer, who passed away last December at the age of 56. Sue had a particularly rare and aggressive form of Parkinson’s called Multiple Systems Atrophy. She moved to New West in 1995 and was very active in the community such as with the Hyack Festival Association and served as President in 2008.

One of her many passions was crafting of any kind. One of the last projects she created was a tote bag she sewed to carry her pink boxing gloves to the specialized boxing classes she attended with Robyn as her coach. This artwork will be a special way to honor and remember Sue’s amazing courage, laughter and smiles. Huge thanks to our artist Ceci Lam for recreating the artwork on the tote bag.

PLEASE NOTE: This Local Love Award is intended for people living in the wonderful city of New Westminster.

HOW IT WORKS: Each participant will receive a paint kit provided by Opus Art Supplies that contains all the supplies you need to create such as a canvas, paint brushes and paint. This means you must be able to pick up your kit in New Westminster, BC. (If this is not possible we may be able to deliver!) Included in the kits will be info about Parkinson’s and how you can support moving forward.

ZOOM: Each participant will receive a Zoom link prior to the event to view and follow along with the artist. We recommend using a large screen to make it easier to see although an iPad will work.


REGISTER: Eventbrite 

PARKART – 2019

Join IMPACT Parkinson’s for a new arts and crafts program for people with Parkinson’s and their family and friends. Enhancing life through creativity and expression, art making can also be used therapeutically to address specific symptoms of Parkinson’s.


DETAILS: Sign up for one or all three;


CLASS 1. Exploring Creativity using Collage/Mixed Media
ARTIST: Tatiana A. Bobko
DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 21, 10:00am – Noon.
COST: $30.00


CLASS 2. Poppy Felting with “The Poppy Project
ARTIST: Anne Whitmore
DATE/TIME: Friday, October 18, 12:30pm – 2:00pm.


CLASS 3. Introduction into Neurographica
ARTIST: Alina Smolyansky
DATE/TIME: Saturday, November 16, 10:00am – noon.
COST: $30.00


REGISTER: Email  Call 604-525-2631.

CANCELLED: IMPROV for PARKINSON’S FUNDRAISER – Saturday, March 28, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

DETAILS: Enjoy the acclaimed Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show, created by co-producer Dan Dumsha who is proud to call Vancouver TheatreSports League his home! Dan recently led two improv workshops for those living with compromised brain health including Parkinson’s. You may even see some of his Parkinson’s troupe on stage with the professional improv comedians plus a surprise guest from the UBC Movement Disorders Clinic at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health!


DATE: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
LOCATION: The Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia Street, New Westminster


TICKETS: Tickets via Eventbrite are only $30.00/person for a 120 min show with intermission. Food and drinks are extra. You are welcome to come early to order your food/drinks and get your seats then settle in for an interactive fun-filled show! You can still order during the show. The Heritage Grill opens at 10:00am!


Ticket proceeds benefiting IMPACT Parkinson’s and Parkinson Society British Columbia:


IMPACT Parkinson’s: Your participation will help ensure IMPACT has the resources in place to support existing programs in addition to develop and deliver new programming for individuals and families living with Parkinson’s.


Parkinson Society British Columbia: Your participation will help fund research, grow support networks and improve quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s.


2ND ANNUAL LAWN BOWLING + LUNCH – Friday, July 5, 2019 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Everybody can play the game of Lawn Bowls! It is a low impact game that is extremely accessible and great for any age. One of the best parts about the sport is that anyone can play no matter their skill level. You don’t have to be able to jump high or run fast to enjoy the sport. It is hand eye coordination and allows everyone to start at the same level. Friends and family are welcome!


Our session includes a lesson and demo from club members and lunch!


LUNCH INCLUDES: Burger or Veggie Burger, Salads, Dessert, Tea/Coffee, Cold Drink



Bowl + Lunch: $40.00

Bowl Only: $20.00

Lunch Only: $20.00


LOCATION: New Westminster Lawn Bowling Club, 710 8th St, New Westminster




For info and questions email Call 604-525-2631.


Thank you to New West Lawn Bowling Club + New West Firefighters Charitable Society for supporting this event! Follow along on the Facebook Event Page here.

PIZZA + BEER/WINE FUNDRAISER – Thursday, July 18, 2019 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Huge thanks to Me-n-Ed’s Burnaby for partnering with IMPACT!


Thank you to everyone for supporting and ensuring IMPACT Parkinson’s has the resources in place to support existing programs in addition to develop and deliver new programming for individuals and families living with Parkinson’s!


Everyone welcome!



  • Variety of Pizza, Caesar Salad plus one sleeve of Beer or glass of Wine
  • Silent Auction, Toonie Toss
  • Bring a bottle of wine priced between $15-$20 for the wine basket + get one free entry to win half! Other half gets auctioned off.


COST: $25.00 (includes tax + tip)


LOCATION:  Me-n-Ed’s Burnaby, 7110 Hall Avenue, Burnaby




For more info email Call 604-525-2631.


Huge thanks to Me-n-Ed’s Burnaby + Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society for supporting this event. Plus all the individuals + local businesses for donations for the Silent Auction and Toonie Toss! Follow along on the Facebook Event Page here.


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