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The winner of our Air Canada draw is..

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

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Thursday, July 21st, 2016

We are holding a car wash this Saturday, July 23 from 11am-4pm.

Location: Irving (Corner of Torbay Road & Pearson Street)

Please come out and show your support and get your car washed in the process. Olaf will be making an appearance and our young adults/youth will be volunteering their time. It’s going to be a great event! Hope to see you there.

18th Annual Bob Robson Classic Golf Tournament registration is NOW OPEN.

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Our 18th Annual Bob Robson Classic registration is NOW OPEN. Scheduled for September 8, 2016 at Clovelly Golf Club-Osprey course. We were pleased and honored to have Paragon Offshore as our corporate sponsor for the past 17 years. During that time period and with support of the community we have raised over $240,000 for our “Spreading our Wings” therapy programs. We would like to acknowledge and thank Paragon Offshore for their efforts over the past 17 years and we wish them well on their future endeavours.

It is our goal to carry on the tradition of the tournament, so that we can continue to provide much needed therapy for our members. These programs include speech therapy, music therapy, social skills group sessions and occupational therapy.

We are limited to 35 teams this year; if you plan to participate pleased reply early to avoid disappointment.

For further information and to register please contact Adam at our office at (709)738-3336 or email

You may also contact Tim Power (Tournament coordinator) at (709) 687-4440.


NLDSS Summer Playgroup

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Our playgroup is going to commence again starting this Friday July 8.

Location: NLDSS office, 21 Pippy Place

Time: July 8th 11:15-12:15

Come out for a morning of fun! Siblings are welcome and we hope to meet some new families. All ages are welcome.

Any questions email:

Faron Hynes/Zachary Tobin Memorial Softball Tournament

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Come out and show your support this weekend at our Faron Hynes/Zachary Tobin Memorial Softball Tournament.

Seal Cove Softball Field (Robert Parson’s Ball field, Seal Cove Seal Cove pass CONA Campus on the right hand side of the road)

NLDSS Board of Directors: New Members

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

We would like to send out a warm welcome to our newest BOD members; Arlene Cleary, who will be our volunteer coordinator and our new chair: Melissa Hardy. We look forward to working with you both.

Thank you to our volunteers!

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

This week is National Volunteer week! NLDSS would like send out a HUGE thank you to all our volunteers! Regardless of the task at hand, our volunteers always go above and beyond for our society. From planning and helping out at special events, collecting donations, coordinating therapists, selling tickets or flipping pancakes, no job is left undone! Your enthusiasm and commitment has had such a strong impact on the success of the NLDSS and the difference we can make in the lives of our loved ones living with Down syndrome. Thank you! Thank you!

NLDSS is seeking donations for our first boutique event

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS and donate your gently used clothing, accessories, shoes, purses and jewellery to this pop up resale boutique. We all have things we have hardly worn, languishing in the closets and cupboards of our homes. Put them towards a good cause! Donations can be dropped off at the NL Down Syndrome Society office at 21 Pippy Place (office hours are posted below), or at Cheryl Barrett’s house at 33 Petite Forte Drive. We can also arrange for pick up at your convenience. You can text me at 690-3617 or Cheryl at 765-4212 to arrange a time before April 24th (but the sooner the better!).

Then…on April 30th, come and enjoy an afternoon of shopping, chatting, tea and baked goods!

Please note: ALL proceeds from this event (100%) will be used to fund Speech and Occupational therapies for children and adults living with Down syndrome in Newfoundland and Labrador.

We THANK YOU for your support!

See event on our Facebook Page:

NLDSS Office Hours
Monday-Tuesday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday-Friday: 10:30am-3:30pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Springing Into Health

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Our “Springing into Health” program is this Saturday, March 12 from 2-4, at St. Paul’s parish (Goulds). Open to members of all ages, their siblings and our friends from Easter seals. Please email to register or for more information.

Members meeting cancelled tonight

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Please be advised that our February members meeting will be cancelled tonight, February 9th, due to weather and road conditions.