Tim Hague Sr. knows about Parkinson’s Disease from all directions. As a nurse, he cared for Parkinson’s patients, saw his family members with it, and was formally diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease in 2011. Yet, Tim was the first winner of CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada just three years later.
Born in Texas, Tim was adopted by a Kansas couple. He got married to wife Sheryl and moved to Winnipeg Canada when he was 25. He earned his Registered Nurse designation in 1995 and started a career caring for Parkinson’s patients.
His adopted father also had the disease, so Tim had compassion rooted in him for those suffering from it.
Time noticed a tremor in his left foot in the fall of 2010 and eventually got the Parkinson’s diagnosis, which was a shock because he had always been healthy. He began to partner with organizations to support physical activity for those with the disease.
He and his son, Tim Hague Jr., participated as a duo in The Amazing Race Canada. They had their obstacles as they hadn’t won any stages and were almost eliminated twice. However, they kept focus and eventually took the championship.
Now a retired nurse, Tim spends a lot of time partnering with the Parkinson Society and others to help those with the disease live fuller lives. He also wrote a book “Perseverance” published by Penguin Random House Canada, where he shares his story.
He tells attendees that perseverance is a discipline that can be learned, developed, and provides practical steps to help people thrive.
Live Your Best
Tim’s focus on ‘Live Your Best’ is a message of hope and encouragement that teaches how to live with adversity and excel. Having been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease at the early age of 46 and then going on to win season #1 of The Amazing Race Canada, Tim’s message will not only inspire but will also leave his audience with valuable tools that they can apply to real life in order to succeed.
“You were a gift to us.”
Westman Youth for Christ
“Tim Hague was the dinner speaker for one of our annual Dealer Group meetings. 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. We are very grateful to him for taking the time to share his experience and his wisdom with us.”
Murray Auto Group