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THANK YOU!!!

THANK YOU!!!

Posted in News

We are sending a heartfelt THANKS out to the province of Saskatchewan for the support, fundraising and friendship that make our annual Go21 FunRun the success that it is!To all the families that braved the Saskatchewan "breeze" and came out for games, BBQ, and goodtimes in both Saskatoon & Regina...


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...


2016 Superhero For A Day Raffle WINNERS!

2016 Superhero For A Day Raffle WINNERS!

Posted in News / Superhero For A Day 2016 / Tickets

It is with great excitement that we annouce the winners of our Superhero For A Day Raffle!! Thank You to all our sponsors for the donations of some amazing prizes this year, and a special Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets!   Stay connected with the SDSS for more opportunities to...


*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...


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...


World Down Syndrome Day is approaching!

World Down Syndrome Day is approaching!

Posted in News / Our Stories / World Down Syndrome Day

As we gear up for World Down Syndrome Day on the 21st,  we will be blogging throughout this week about some of the amazing things going on to celebrate not only WDSD, but inclusion and diversity in our province right now.   To kick it off, I am posting a video from last year’s World Down...


Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

Posted in AGM / Family Fun / Members Only / News

From everyone here at the SDSS, we hope that you were blessed with a very Merry Christmas and that 2016 has started off with a bang for you!!   We are so excited with what 2016 will be bringing for our organization!!  Our Board of Directors spent this past weekend in our Annual Retreat - 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...


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...


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...


CDSS's 2015 Canadian Down Syndrome Heroes - Megan Allard

CDSS's 2015 Canadian Down Syndrome Heroes - Megan Allard

Posted in Inclusion / News

SDSS would like to congratulate Megan Allard for being selected as one of the CDSS 2015 Hero's! The Canadian Down Syndrome Heroes are people with Down syndrome who show all people how to “See the Ability”. Megan is a 17-year-old avid volunteer. She has lead many successful fundraising...


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...


Saskatchewan Disabilities Strategy

Saskatchewan Disabilities Strategy

Posted in Careers / Inclusion / News

The Saskatchewan Disability Strategy - A must read In the fall of 2013, Government established a 15-member Citizen Consultation Team (CCT) to design and lead a province-wide consultation process and to use this input to develop a provincial Disability Strategy. The first step was to have...


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...