November 6th, 2019

NLDSS Pancake Breakfast

September 9th, 2019

Make A Difference Dance

June 22nd, 2019

Annual Bob Robson Classic Golf Tournament

March 24th, 2019

Random Island Soapery Fundraiser

Random Island Soapery has teamed up with the Newfoundland and Labrador Down Syndrome Society (NLDSS) for a spring fundraising event. The society will receive 40% of all sales, this will in turn go to support speech and occupational therapies for the children. The event will run from now until April 18th. All orders will be ready in time for Mothers Day! Please help support an amazing group of people. You can order from the link below, or contact any member of the Society.

Click Here For Random Island Soapery Facebook Page!

March 19th, 2019

In The Community Ep. 4 – Newfoundland and Labrador Down Syndrome Society


Vanessa Barrett and Jennifer Murphy  join Andrew Gosse to discuss local awareness,  and International Down Syndrome Day on March 21.

February 28th, 2019

Stella and Dot Fundraiser

Stylist Ashley Rossiter will be hosting a Stella and Dot Fundraiser for the NLDSS with 100% of commissions donated back to the society. This is a great time to elevate your personal style, do some Mother’s Day shopping, and support the NLDSS! Be sure to join the Facebook event for details and to hear all about discounts, deals, event dates and prizes! 

There will be multiple ways to take part including two Pop-Up shops at the office, a virtual event via Facebook and online shopping! This is the kind of fundraiser that works with everyone’s schedule!

Facebook event:

Join the Facebook event, and tag two friends in a post within the event and be entered to win this prize!

Link to shop.

July 25th, 2018

2018 Bob Robson Classic Golf Tournament Friday August 24th!

It’s that time of year again and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on a new relationship with GlenDenning Golf Course! We are still in need of teams so if you or someone you know likes to play golf contact us at to register.

Register a team ($600 per team or 4/$150 per player) and you will enjoy a fun-filled day, which includes your round of golf followed by a delicious steak meal.  We will provide a charitable receipt for income tax purposes. ($300 per team or $75 per player). Of course, we will also be having a “fun-raising” portion to our day with ticket sales and prize draws on some great items during the lunchtime festivities: 50/50 tickets, mulligan purchases, etc. So make sure to have some extra cash on hand so you do not miss out.

All funds raised go towards our “SPREADING OUR WINGS” initiative, which seeks to provide necessary therapy programs that include Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Music Therapy and Social Skills Group Sessions. Our goal at NLDSS is to ensure we help all persons with Down syndrome, across the whole province, have access to these services but we cannot do it without your help.

For more information, click on the Golf icon on the sidebar. For your convenience, we’ve also attached the registration, sponsorship and golf cart and rental forms.

We hope to have you join us!

2018 NLDSS Golf Letter & Tournament Team Registration Form.docx

Power Cart and Club Rental Request Form

2018 NLDSS Golf Tournament Advertising.docx

March 26th, 2018

Spirit of NL Partners with NLDSS for Mother’s Day Event Fundraiser!

The NLDSS is excited to partner with Spirit of Newfoundland to bring you Skeets, Snobs and Peppermint Knobs!  This event will be a lot of fun and a great way for the Society to bring in necessary funds to help all persons with Down syndrome with Speech, Music and Occupational Therapy. Please feel free to e-mail the attached poster to all your friends in your contact list and it would be great if you could print it off and post in your office. Tickets are $85 each (tax included) and we are offering a $35 tax receipt to all those who purchase. Tickets can only be purchased by calling 738-3336 or visiting our office at 21 Pippy Place, Suite 106. We take M/C, VISA or EMT. If you have any questions, or to reserve your seats, e-mail Tonya at


Spirit of Newfoundland Presents: Skeets, Snobs and Peppermint Nobs

Spirit of Newfoundland takes us back to a time when the Ryan’s and Pittman’s ranted and roared and Dr. Chase and cod liver oil got us through the hard, hard times. Elsewhere in the world, the twenties were roaring and the thirties were dirty. Here at home Gerald S. Doyle was creating the beloved Newfoundland song books. Now, decades later, fans around the world are clapping their hands and stomping their feet to the music of Newfoundland.

Starring: Dana Parsons, Keith Power, Jeff Simms, Kara Noftle and the Spirit of Newfoundland band.

Current Dinner Menu Winter 2018

 Bread Sampler

Spirit of Newfoundland’s famous sourdough bread. Served with a variety of flavoured whipped butters.


Cream of tomato & roasted red pepper topped with crumbled saltine cracker and roasted garlic oil.

Main Course

Choice of:

Chicken Marsala ~ a bone-in chicken breast with a traditional Italian sauce of mushrooms, bacon, cream and Marsala wine.


Poached Atlantic cod in a citrus nage ~ a light sauce of lemon, basil, spinach and cream.

Main courses served with fluffy mashed potatoes, and our chef’s selection of seasonal vegetables.


The official Newfoundland Screech Rum Cake served with NL berry compote and Chantilly cream.

Served with Coffee or Tea.


March 23rd, 2018

A Big Thank You to Everyone that Participated in WDSD!

Our hearts our filled with gratitude to all the schools, families and organizations that participated in World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st. We’d also like to mention three of our elected officials that took part – Minister John Haggie, MHA Pam Parsons and MP Scott Simms.

Below is a list of businesses, schools, preschools and organizations that we have heard from so far (this list will be updated as new information arrives).


99.1 Hits FM – St. John’s
Ashley Feltham School of Dance – Goulds
Canada Post – Harbour Breton
Century 21 – 38 Duffy Place location
Clarenville Dental – Clarenville
First Choice Haircutters – 60 Elizabeth Ave location
Fort William Café – St. John’s
Fusion Dance Studio – St. John’s
Hickman Auto Group – St. John’s
Magicuts – Mt. Pearl
Mobile Trailer Repair Service – Mt. Pearl
Sobey’s – 340 Topsail Road location
The Hair Factory – St. John’s

NL English School District

Brookside Intermediate – Portugal Cove St. Philips
Burgeo Academy – Burgeo
Carbonear Collegiate – Carbonear
Elwood Regional High – Deer Lake
Frank Robert’s Junior High – CBS
Gould’s Elementary – Goulds
Grandy’s River Collegiate – Burnt Islands
Holy Family Elementary – Paradise
Le Gallis Memorial – Isle aux Morts
Pasadena Elementary – Pasadena
Queen Elizabeth High – CBS
Riverside Elementary – Clarenville
St. Bernard’s Elementary – Witless Bay
St. Francis – Harbour Grace
St. George’s Elementary – CBS
St. Joseph’s Elementary – Harbour Breton
St. Kevin’s High – Goulds
St. Matthews School – St. John’s
St. Theresa’s Elementary – St. John’s
TriCon Elementary – Bay de Verde
Vanier Elementary – St. John’s
Villa Nova School – Manuals
Waterford Valley High – Soft Neck Improv Team – St. John’s


Brighter Futures – Marystown
Confederation Building Day Care – St. John’s
Little People’s Workshop – Smallwood Dr. Mt. Pearl
Milestones Early Learning Centre – Torbay Rd. St. John’s
North Shore Care and Share Daycare – Irishtown-Summerside
The Preschool Learning Centre – CBS
The Robyn’s Nest – CBS


709 Derby Girls – Roller Derby Team – St. John’s
Autism Society – St. John’s
Avalon Employment – St. John’s
CBS Bluefins – CBS
Community Youth Network – Harbour Breton
Conception Bay Family Resource Centre – CBS
Eastern Health CMS Team
Janeway Rehab & Development Team
MRON Youth Employment Services – Carbonear
School of Graduate Studies – MUN
Town of Harbour Breton
Roland Tucker Memorial Hockey Tournament – Burgeo
March 19th, 2018

World Down Syndrome Day – March 21st

On March 21st, in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, the NL Down Syndrome Society (NLDSS) asks everyone to participate in the “Don’t Knock Them Just Rock Them” funky socks day fundraiser. We are asking all participants to wear a pair of funky socks and bring in a $2 donation to their school or workplace to donate to NLDSS. These funds go towards necessary therapy services for persons with Down syndrome.

If you would like to participate, it’s not too late, please e-mail with your school or company information.

#WDSD2018 #LotsOfSocks #NLDSS

wdsd flyer 2018