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Cherry Lane Greenhouse & Gifts Spring Raffle

Cherry Lane Greenhouse & Gifts Spring Raffle

Posted in News / Events / Summer Fun / Family Fun / Tickets

We're thrilled to be partnering with the wonderful folks at Cherry Lane Greenhouse & Gifts to bring you our 2017 Spring Raffle!!   You're going to want to get your hands on tickets for the chance to win a one-of-a-kind vintage bicycle filled with over $500 in flowering plants! Your yard...


*BAM* Another Superhero For A Day Is In The Books *POW*

*BAM* Another Superhero For A Day Is In The Books *POW*

This past Saturday, we hosted our 2nd Annual Superhero For A Day event in Regina. Now that we’ve had a chance to recover from all the Superhero Challenges and Activities and really take a look back at how the day came together, we have a few thoughts to share - both as organizers of this event...


Superhero For A Day Tickets!!!

Superhero For A Day Tickets!!!

Posted in Events / Family Fun / Superhero For A Day 2016 / Tickets

Tickets are on sale NOW! Follow the link below to purchase your tickets online with eventbrite! A few notes: Seating will not be assigned (rush seating, more details to follow closer to the date!) Everyone requires a ticket, even children under the age of 2.  There will be a "free"...


Congratulations to the Assertivness Training Graduates!

Congratulations to the Assertivness Training Graduates!

Posted in Bullying / Events / News / Self Advocates

Graduates - Assertiveness Training Course Michael Qing, Thomas Wright, Ellen Gillies, Nicole Dumonceau, Lauren Wall (left to right) Missing: Kevin Jones, Rayann Oberkirsch Six SDSS self-advocates recently completed a five-week Assertiveness Training Course.  Sessions were very interactive...


GO21 - Get Active Saskatchewan

GO21 - Get Active Saskatchewan

Posted in Events / Family Fun / Inclusion / Volunteers

SDSS is pleased to partner with CDSS and GO21 for this years GO21 - Get Active Saskatchewan The SDSS Fun Run and Family BBQ has been one our biggest yearly fundraisers. This year we are partnering with GO21 and CDSS. We are excited to now be able to offer on-line access to register your team...


SDSS Wellness Workshop for Self Advocates featuring Sean Wiltshire

SDSS Wellness Workshop for Self Advocates featuring Sean Wiltshire

Posted in Self Advocates / Sean Wiltshire / Careers / Events

SDSS is excited to annouce our 2016 Self Advocates Wellness Workshop!! This will be a full day filled with workshop-style sessions that focus on wellness and how living a healthy life can help individuals to be strong self-advocates, set goals, learn about nurtition and relaxation - and how...


Regina & Area Family Christmas Party

Regina & Area Family Christmas Party

Posted in Events / Family Fun / Volunteers

    Today we celebrated the Annual Regina & Area Family Christmas Party with one of our biggest turnouts to date!! A great time was had by everyone - tons of amazing food for a potluck lunch, fun crafts, a funny and amazing magician performance by Alan Barilla, and to top the day off - a...


Brad McVicar

Brad McVicar

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News / Our Stories

I have a happy life. My friends and me like bowling and mini golf. I like to go to concerts and movies with my friends and Tim and Scott.Andy is my brother and his birthday is soon, we're going to the bar. He's my family and I love him. Duncan is my family and he's a good cook. He makes me...


Lesley Perrault

Lesley Perrault

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News / Our Stories

I am relatively new to the SDSS family & Board as I was recently elected at the AGM in the Spring of 2015.  I have been a Student Support Services Teacher in Regina Catholic Schools for 14 years, 12 of those years within an integrated preschool setting.  I am grateful for the opportunity to...


Introducing Liz!

Introducing Liz!

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News / Our Stories

I have found it interesting over the past couple of years to watch small children play with Leila, they don't question anything or notice anything "different" or if they do notice it's not a big deal. I wonder when that changes? When do we start to judge? And more importantly, why?I often...


A day in the life of... normal?  -- Cristalee Allan

A day in the life of... normal? -- Cristalee Allan

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News / Our Stories

  Gra-a-a-ce, time to wake up! I slowly draw the purple curtains open to let the sunshine in, assisting me in getting Grace to 'rise and shine' - I'll take all the help I can get! As her groggy voice askes if she has school today, I pull a couple of outfit choices from her closet. Her brother...


Christie DiPaola

Christie DiPaola

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News / Our Stories

I am a wife and mother of two. As a CPA, I look to see how I can give back to my community, which is partly why I joined the SDSS as the treasurer. The other part is the beautiful little girl I met 6 years ago, who has become my daughters best friend! Being a part of this organization has taught...


Introducing Ellen!

Introducing Ellen!

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News / Our Stories

Board Work and Cooking Here is a favourite pizza recipe from fellow board member Thomas. We get together to work on our board and committee responsibilities. We like to combine our meetings with another passion of ours – cooking (and eating) great food – mostly vegan, often gluten free or...


Welcome to NDSAW 2015!

Welcome to NDSAW 2015!

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News / Our Stories

Welcome to National Down Syndrome Awareness Week 2015!  This is a week set aside right across our great nation to recognize the people in our communities with Down syndrome - their contributions and triumphs, even their challenges and struggles.  Here at the SDSS, we see NDSAW as an opportunity...


The SDSS is now taking applications for event sponsorship!

The SDSS is now taking applications for event sponsorship!

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News / Volunteers

The SDSS is now taking applications for Event sponsorship! The SDSS works hard to offer social events throughout the province but are not able to always go outside the two major cities where most of our board resides. We are a small board of volunteers and as such, are finding it difficult...


THANK YOU!!

THANK YOU!!

Posted in Fun Run / Events / Summer Fun / Volunteers

The SDSS would like to extend a HUGE Thank You to everyone who contributed to make this year's Fun Run an astounding success.  Without the support of so many, we wouldn't be able to continue to support and advocate for individuals with Down syndrome and their families in Saskatchewan!! We are...


Regina Red Sox - Announcement!!!

Regina Red Sox - Announcement!!!

Posted in Events / Members Only / News / Regina Red Sox / Summer Fun

We are very pleased to announce that Regina Red Sox head coach, Scott Douglas, is generously donating his tickets to the Saskatchewan Down Syndrome Society for our membership to attend home Red Sox games!!!   Below you will see the schedule of home games.  Each game has 4 tickets...


Canadian Down Syndrome Conference 2015 - Day 1

Canadian Down Syndrome Conference 2015 - Day 1

Posted in CDSS Conference 2015 / Events

Greetings from Edmonton and the first day the the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference!! We saw many familiar faces, met up with many old friends and had the pleasure of meeting some new and interesting people from all over Canada.   Affiliate Representative, Liz and Chairperson, Miranda arrived...


Get Ready!! Get Set!!! GO!!!

Get Ready!! Get Set!!! GO!!!

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News

It's time to start getting pledges for this years 5th Annual SDSS Fun Run and Family BBQ!! You can register for the Fun Run as an individual or a team! Prizes will be awarded to the top team as well as top individual pledge earner. This years run will be held on May 30, 2015 at the White...


WDSD Celebration Colonsay

WDSD Celebration Colonsay

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News

On Tueseday March 24 Colonsay School hosted their annual cake auction and WDSD assembly. Here students, teachers and the public joined to celebrate down syndrome. Principal Andrew Merryweather opened the assembly with these few words, "Inlusion is a critical part of our school. Inclusion is...


Canadian Down Syndrome Hero Megan Allard

Canadian Down Syndrome Hero Megan Allard

Posted in Events / Inclusion / Members Only / News

For the last four years, the Canadian Down Syndrome Society has selected Heroes for World Down Syndrome Day. These Heroes were nominated by CDSS members and supporters. They chose five great people who inspire their communities to "See the Ability". They represent a new generation of leaders in...


World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News

  March 21, 2015 is World Down Syndrome Day -- Get involved and raise awareness! In your workplace, school or community! Lots of socks, bake sale, jean day or any other great idea! Get people talking, get involved and have some fun! Let us know what you did, send us your story...


Talking about Down syndrome

Talking about Down syndrome

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News / Volunteers

This morning Emmett and Quinten Hobman went to a school in Saskatoon and spoke to the Grade 3 class about Down syndrome. They were also very excited to meet a little boy in Grade 3 who happened to have Down syndrome. They discussed what Down syndrome is, inclusion, how to celebrate the...


National Inclusive Education Month

National Inclusive Education Month

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News

Did you know that February is Nation Inclusive Education Month? Do you have a good understanding of what inclusive education looks like? Check out the list of questions below - is this how school looks for you, for someone you care about, or someone in your class? For more information on...


CBC Radio interview with SDSS Self-advocate Tom Wright

CBC Radio interview with SDSS Self-advocate Tom Wright

Posted in Events / Inclusion / News

Listen to CBC radio Friday morning, November 14 at approximatly 7 a.m.  The Morning Edition with Sheila Coles will be doing a feature on the Regina and District Association for Community Living's Celebration of Inclusion Evening. This event is being held on Friday, November 14th at 7:00 pm at...