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 the Down syndrome community. This year our very own Megan Allard was selected as one of the CDSS Hero's this year!! We are so very excited for her and her family! What a wonderful accomplishement! Congratulations Megan!
Megan is an avid volunteer who has lead many successful fundraising campaigns for Saskatchewan’s disability community.
The Heroes are awarded $500.00 to put toward their education, a special goal or project or to donate to another organization of their choice. Megan wishes to donate her Heroes prize to the Saskatchewan Association of Community Living (SACL) to support the Fusion Inclusion program.
“Megan has been a huge part of the success of our programs in her community of Spiritwood. She has taken a leadership role with our Fusion Inclusion program, which promotes inclusion,” said Carolyn Ganes of SACL in her nomination letter.
"A hero is a brave or good person. My brother Nicholas is my hero. He inspires me to do my best when I play badminton, when I use the racket he gave me to play with. He was a provincial mixed doubles bronze medalist. He is also my inspiration as I practice for the drama festival as part of the tech group. Nicholas was awarded a certificate of merit for technical props at provincials. Nicholas and I bake together. My Mom calls me a hero because I help people and volunteer to help others. It is important to try your best to pass your grade. It is important to teat people well and to show respect. It can be a lot of fun when you help others and you meet a lot of different people. I want people to know that I am capable of many different things. “In this life we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” –Mother Teresa"
To view all the CDSS Heroes go to www.cdss.ca