Regional Spokesperson Saphia Khambalia
In October 2012 we began working with The Weather Network's Saphia Khambalia.
Saphia Khambalia is an award-winning broadcast journalist, who currently can be seen as one of the National Anchors with The Weather Network.
She's also a SuperWalker!
In March 2014, her grandfather and grandmother passed away. Click here to get to get to know their beautiful story.
In the time between Saphia's grandfather's diagnosis and her involvement with Parkinson Canada, she became acutely aware of the challenges faced by her grandfather individually and the strain that a diagnosis of Parkinson’s places on the entire family. Particularly noteworthy were some of the non-motor symptoms that can come with Parkinson’s that aren’t always discussed as part of the reality of living with a movement disorder.
In her role as Regional Spokesperson for Ontario Saphia hopes to bring heightened awareness to the organization, its events, and Parkinson’s in general. She works closely with the society to bring coverage to a number of major events (including Cut-A-Thon for Parkinson's, Parkinson SuperWalk, the Hope in Bloom Tulip Campaign and third party events) as well as to relevant issues and news on Parkinson’s. Parkinson Canada is thrilled to have her support.
Saphia Khambalia lived and worked as a reporter in Sudbury and Windsor before covering the 2010 World Cup nationally for CBC Sports. She then went on to spend the next three years as a Toronto news reporter with CityTV. Saphia joined the on-air roster at The Weather Network in 2015 where she now works as a national weather anchor and reporter.
Born in Ottawa and raised in the Hamilton-Niagara area, Saphia graduated
from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Journalism. She was honoured with
one of the prestigious Donaldson Scholar Awards in 2009. She's been awarded and
funded by the Canadian Millennium Goals to travel to East Africa and work as an
international journalist, where she followed her roots and shot a
View Saphia's contribution to The Wedding Ring magazine in January, 2013.