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.

October 18th, 2015

FREE Pancake Breakfast

Our Annual FREE Pancake Breakfast is on Saturday, November 7 from 9:30-12:30. Always a great family event with amazing entertainment. Down syndrome Awareness week is November 1-7! Come out and help us celebrate!

Breakfast: 9:30-10:30
Entertainment: 10:30-12:30

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October 12th, 2015

Winner of NLDSS Air Canada Draw

Congratulations to JACK TRICCO, winner of the two Air Canada tickets. We would like to send out a heartfelt thank you for everyone’s support and efforts. Thank you! Thank you!

October 4th, 2015

NLDSS Play Group

We are organizing a play date at the office on Friday, October 9th from 10:30 am – 12:00.  All parents and children are encourage to come out, get together and have some fun. New members are welcome. Great way to meet new friends/members of NLDSS. For additional information call Adam at our office at (709) 738-3336 or email

September 14th, 2015

Music Therapy Registration

NLDSS and Adya Sequeira our Music Therapist are very excited for our upcoming music therapy sessions. We are currently accepting registration for our 2015 Fall Music Therapy program. If members/non members would like more information about the program, email Adam at the office at

September 14th, 2015

Huge Thank-you!!

Thank-you! Thank-you!

The 17th Annual Bob Robson Classic Golf Tournament, sponsored by Paragon Offshore (Canada) Ltd was a HUGE success. Thank you to all that attended. See you all next year

September 4th, 2015

Win a Trip for Two…

NLDSS is a charity organization that comes together to raise funds for our children and adults. It is through the support of our community, family and friends that our volunteer group is able to provide our children with services and programs that enrich the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. For the month of September we are selling tickets and we hope to count on your support to purchase. You just might be the lucky winner of a trip for two anywhere Air Canada flies in North America, including Hawaii and the Caribbean . You can contact our office or visit us around town at various locations where we will be selling tickets. TOMORROW we will be at Rona from 1:00-4:00 pm (Topsail Road Location) Come say hi and purchase your tickets.

August 14th, 2015

Donations Wanted

NLDSS are looking for donations for our upcoming auction. If your company or you as an individual are willing to donate auction items for our 17th Annual Bob Robson Classic Golf Tournament, sponsored by Paragon Offshore (Canada) Ltd. Please contact Adam at @ (709) 738 3336 or email for more information.

Popular items include but not limited to: power tools (combo kits), generators, jewelry, pressure washers, and unique items.

Thank you! Your donation helps our children “Spread their Wings”.

August 14th, 2015

Attention Golfers: The 17th Annual Bob Robson Classic Golf Tournament

The 17th Annual Bob Robson Classic Golf Tournament, sponsored by Paragon Offshore (Canada) Ltd. is scheduled for Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Clovelly Trails Golf Club Osprey Course. Paragon has been honored to support NLDSS with this fundraiser in the past and in 2015 Paragon will continue to champion the cause. As in 2014 we will have a “fun-raising” portion to our day with a mini live auction during the lunchtime festivities which we hope will be both entertaining and successful.

With more families seeking guidance, a greater geographical area and continuing challenges the NLDSS is committed to; enhancing their existing Speech and Occupational Therapy program, continuing the Music Therapy program and broadening support services by establishing affiliate offices in other regions of Newfoundland and Labrador. The NLDSS has limited access to funding so it is more important than ever to get out and support our golf tournament which is the major annual fundraising event for this group.

We are limited to a total of 35 teams this year; if you plan to participate please reply early to avoid disappointment!

Please contact Adam @ (709) 738 3336 or email for more info.
Let’s get together to help this wonderful organization.