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Interested in Joining Us?

Interested in Joining Us?

Posted in AGM / Board of Directors / Nominations / Volunteers

The Saskatchewan Down Syndrome Society is currently seeking individuals to fill vacancies on our Board of Directors.  We are looking for members with the diverse skills, background, expertise and experience necessary to support our mission: ‘To enhance the quality of life of individuals with...


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...


2016 AGM

2016 AGM

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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...


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...


NDSAW - WHAT A WEEK!!

NDSAW - WHAT A WEEK!!

Posted in NDSAW / Superhero For A Day 2015

Thank You to everyone who celebrated National Down Syndrome Awareness week with us!  For checking out our blog posts, commenting and sharing!   We wrapped up this week in the best possible way - hosting our first Superhero For A Day fundraiser in Regina.  What an amazing day!! I am now...


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...


SDSS Board Member Thomas!

SDSS Board Member Thomas!

Thomas is in his first year in the University of Regina’s Campus For All (CFA) program working towards a Certificate of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education. CFA is for adults who have an intellectual disability. The goal is to provide an authentic university experience. Campus For All is a...


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...


Miranda Klinger - Chairperson

Miranda Klinger - Chairperson

Disclaimer: I’m not going to write a big post filled with rainbow and unicorns about how wonderful it is being a mom of a child with Down syndrome and how much joy she brings to my life.  Before you get offended, I think I need to be honest - I have four beautiful daughters who EACH bring...


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...


New ways to donate to the SDSS!

New ways to donate to the SDSS!

The Saskatchewan Down Syndrome Society is creating opportunities for people with Down syndrome and their families and friends: Resources and videos - Many families have access to physical and speech therapists, but most early learning takes place at home. Through our resources and video...


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...


A Message from the Chair...

A Message from the Chair...

Posted in Bullying / Inclusion

A message from the Chair of the SDSS… As a mother, a friend, an advocate, a member of our community, and most importantly - a human being - I was compelled to write something in response to an article that was printed in the Regina Leader-Post this morning.  In this story, a young man with...


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...