NEWS
April 14th, 2016

Thank you to our volunteers!

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!

March 9th, 2016

NLDSS is seeking donations for our first boutique event

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/472977836231693/

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

March 9th, 2016

Springing Into Health

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 joannemcdonald@nlesd.ca to register or for more information.

February 9th, 2016

Members meeting cancelled tonight

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

January 28th, 2016

2016 Memberships

We are now accepting memberships for 2016. If you are interested in becoming a member and would like more information please contact our office. You can download our membership form via the link off our home page.

November 11th, 2015

Springing into Health

The beginning of fall sessions of “Springing into Health” is set for Saturday, November 21st from 1:30-3:30 at St. Paul’s Parish basement, Goulds.  All members and their siblings are invited to attend. (Free for members)

Please email joannemcdonald@nlesd.ca if your child(ren) would like to attend or you would like more information about the program.

November 11th, 2015

Pancake Breakfast

Our annual pancake breakfast was a huge success. Such a fantastic morning celebrating our children, families and NLDSS. A special thank you to Annette for organizing the event and to our NLDSS members who volunteered their time. Also sending a HUGE thank you to the following:

Suncor volunteers
Buttoneers and St. Pat’s Dancers
Mary Kennedy
Sobeys: Topsail Road, Merrymeeting Road and Mount Pearl.
Tim Hortons
Conception Bay area chamber of commerce
Cooperators
Town of CBS
Cheryl Barrett – Steeped tea donated a percentage of her sales
Ruby Manor
Stan Kennedy

See you all next year!

November 6th, 2015

Sensational Playgroup

playgroup

November 1st, 2015

Down Syndrome Awareness Week November 1-7

Down syndrome awareness week starts today! It runs from November 1-7 and we have a fun filled week planned. Throughout this week our families celebrate by spreading awareness about Down syndrome and celebrating our children and families.

Here is an outline of our weeks activities: For more information please contact Adam at our office.

Provincial Proclamation Signing Oct. 29th (see post below) Halloween Dance Party Sunday, Nov. 1st.
City Hall’s Proclamation Signing Monday, Nov. 2nd.
Play-Date at office Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. (10:30-12:00)
Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Nov. 7th. (see post below)

If you want more information about NLDSS this is the perfect week to stop by for a visit!

November 1st, 2015

Provincial Proclamation Signing

On October 29th, NLDSS members met with the Honourable Steve Kent, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Community Services, for the Down Syndrome Awareness Week Provincial Proclamation Signing. We would like to thank Minister Kent, Tina Williams (Director of Communications), and everyone who was involved from the Department of Health and Community Services, for the warm reception and for making this important day a special one. We would also like to thank all of our members who were in attendance: Adam Johnston, Shawn Pumphrey, Ruby Thorne and Julia Power, Angela and Abigail Roberts, Kelli and Jessi Daw, Richard Daw, Michelle and Ilesh Sharma.