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Tim Hague Sr.

Parkinson's Advocate & Winner of The Amazing Race Canada Season #1

Tim Hague Sr. overcame the odds when he went from a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease to—just three years later—becoming the inaugural winner of CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada. Tim’s message of strength and courage leaves audiences motivated to meet life’s challenges and do more than they ever thought they could.

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Presentations

Live Your Best Tim’s story of growing up with his father’s Parkinson’s and then facing his own diagnoses at the early age of 46 moves his listeners.  More importantly Tim’s powerful message of ‘Live Your Best’ will leave them motivated to discover just how far their best will take them. Parkinsons & Perseverance Drawing on his experience as the winner of the inaugural season of The Amazing Race Canada, Tim weaves a story of failure and success that moves his audience. You will relive the magic of television and be lost in the wonder of storytelling as Tim recounts his adventures from The Race. Tim takes his audience on a very personal journey through his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at the early age of 46. You will experience the sense of loss and fear that comes from this diagnosis but more importantly the hope and the determination to persevere. Your team will be left empowered to do more than they ever thought they could. They will come away with a truer sense of what real strength and courage is. They will have a better understanding of how to face life’s challenges and succeed.

  • Tim is a very engaging and inspirational speaker with the added bonus of being a bit of a celebrity. He spoke this week for our group of meeting planners and got rave reviews. We all left feeling ready to take on whatever comes our way. I manage a number of conferences and hire myriad speakers for varied purposes. Tim hit my very high expectations on all fronts – easy to work with, customized his talk to fit our group, gave an organized and focused talk, injected humour and self-deprecation, delivered a good message and had great interaction with the audience.

    - Program Manager, Conferences at International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
  • He left every single attendee feeling inspired and in awe. He speaks with passion, sincerity, and a great amount of knowledge.

    - Cineplex Media
  • Tim Sr. had a great presentation and message for our 500 plus staff and students. Tim came highly recommended and I would extend this recommendation. Thanks Tim for and opportunity to share your story and message.

    - Assistant Superintendent Frontier School Division
  • He had a wonderful message of hope and perseverance, that was both heart-warming and inspiring. He is an engaging speaker and his presentation was warm and personal in a way that really allowed him to connect with his audience.

    - Murray Auto Group

Summary Profile

Tim brings a rich mix of attributes and history to his storytelling. Having been born in Texas Tim was adopted and grew up in the State of Kansas. At the age of 25, Tim and his young wife Sheryl moved to Winnipeg, Canada, setting-out on what has proven to be a truly amazing journey. Tim earned his Registered Nurse designation in 1995 and has cared for many Parkinson’s patients throughout his career. In addition, Tim’s adopted father also had Parkinson’s Disease, which added to the deep understanding and compassion that Tim holds for people living with Parkinson’s. Tim is far too well acquainted with this disease; however, it is this close professional and personal association that brings power and poignancy to his presentations. Tim was formally diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease in February of 2011 after first noticing a tremor in his left foot during the fall of 2010. The diagnosis came as a shock to an otherwise healthy individual. After a period of initial struggle, Tim got back on his feet continuing to workout and lead a healthy lifestyle. He successfully trained for and ran his first triathlon in the summer of 2011. Since that time, Tim has continued to partner with various organizations to encourage physical activity among people with Parkinson’s. Tim strongly promotes physical activity as it has been shown to have significant positive impacts on the progression of Parkinson’s. In 2013 Tim and his son Tim Jr. applied for, competed in, and subsequently won the first season of The Amazing Race Canada. This incredible journey has had an indelible impact on Tim’s life. Having been the first person with Parkinson’s to ever run and win The Amazing Race Canada, Tim has been thrust into the spotlight as an advocate for Parkinson’s. This is a role that he has embraced and continues to use to educate and raise resources toward the work of finding a cure and helping individuals living with Parkinson’s to live their best. Winning The Amazing Race has also created the opportunity for Tim to speak to thousands across Canada and the U.S. encouraging them to ‘Live Your Best’. This message is wrapped in the idea of having the Strength to do your best, the Courage to be content with what your best produces, and the will to Persevere. Tim has shared his message of living and excelling through adversity with small and large audiences from the schoolroom to the boardroom. Tim’s message is personal, powerful and moves beyond the mere ‘fluff’ of the typical motivational speech and teaches how to prevail and overcome life’s struggles.