This year’s 30th Parkinson’s Superwalk will have a new look this year due to COVID-19. It will be virtual on Saturday, September 12 with participants being asked to walk or exercise on their own instead of in a group. Timmins walk co-organizer Sharon Montreuil says an online ceremony on the Parkinson’s website kicks off the activities at 11 am.

“I encourage you to watch the ceremony and then participate in 30 to 60 minutes of an exercise wherever you are and whatever you are comfortable with maybe walking, chair yoga, or chair dancing,” she said. “It’s important that those with Parkinson’s stay active in some way.”

Montreuil (Mon-troy) says she has about seven groups that are looking forward to getting involved.

“We have about 35 members in Timmins, Cochrane and Iroquois Falls,” she said. “I plan to take someone to the cottage and do our activity there. You can go anywhere like Gillies Lake, or Porcupine Lake, it doesn’t matter.”

Montreuil says members may be calling on family and friends to help fund raise. To find out further information about the Parkinson’s Superwalk, click on this link.