The Parkinson’s Canada SuperWalk is an annual event held in both large and small communities across Canada. The Ottawa date for the SuperWalk is September 9, 2023, and it is held at the Ron Kolbus Centre. Parkinson’s Canada also offers a virtual option. The SuperWalk is an opportunity for anyone living with Parkinson’s Disease, and their families and friends, to raise funds for advocacy, research, and support for the condition.
Parkinson’s Disease is the fastest growing neurological disease in Canada. It has many facets. Treatments range from medical interventions, such as Deep Brain Stimulation or Focused UltraSound Therapy, and/or medications to assist with the effects of the condition. Exercise and diet are also recommended for body and mind health.
The Boxing 4 Health fitness centre in Ottawa (www.boxing4health.com) focuses on exercise classes (onsite and online), nutritional guidance, and other supports for individuals with Parkinson’s; it has helped to foster and support an engaged community of people with similar conditions. The fitness centre also offers exercise opportunities for individuals without PD.
Each year, the B4H SuperWalk Team participates in the Ottawa Superwalk; the team includes members of the Boxing 4 Health gym and their families, friends, and supporters.
This year, Ottawa’s Merry Dairy is supporting the Boxing 4 Health SuperWalk Team by offering a percentage of ice cream sales toward their Parkinson’s Canada SuperWalk fundraising efforts. To support members of the North Grenville community involved in the SuperWalk as part of the Boxing 4 Health (B4H) Team, or to support Parkinson’s Canada’s research and advocacy generally, ice cream can be ordered and picked up (in Ottawa, also delivered) through this link: https://shop.themerrydairy.com/products/b4h. The Merry Dairy ice cream truck will be onsite at the Ron Kolbus Centre on September 9 from 12:30‑2:00 pm for ice cream cones, pickup of orders, and sales.
If participating in the Parkinson’s Canada SuperWalk at the Ron Kolbus Centre is of interest, the schedule is as follows:
Event Day Agenda:
Registration ‑ 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Opening Ceremony ‑ 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Warm‑Up Exercises ‑ 10:45 am to 11:00 am
Start SuperWalking ‑ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lunch and Mingle ‑ 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm