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Calendar Of Events

SUPPORT, OPPORTUNITIES, AND SMILES

Welcome to the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society.  There are so many opportunities available for individuals with Down Syndrome. We aim to shine a light on them all.

what we do

  • Support parents and families
  • Educate our community (replace stigmas with understanding!)
  • Network with other organizations and individuals
  • Lobby for appropriate educational, vocational, and social opportunities

we are here for you

Whether you need a form, some advice, or even just a friendly ear, the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society is here for you, your family, and your child.

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Events

Community Support:

 

LMDSS Parent
Networking Groups:

Burnaby
Topic: Speech Matters with Riley Rosebush
Date: Feb 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location:
1409 Sperling Ave, Burnaby, BC
Cost:
 A fee of $20.00 will be charged for no shows.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE Feb 9th, 2017

If you are planning on attending any of the Parent Networking Groups you must register by either phoning 604-591-2722, or emailing us at info@lmdss.com. If you require childcare you must inform us at the time of registration.

Langley
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Registration deadline December 1st – call 604 591 2722

Okanagan Community (New)
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Cost: A fee of $20.00 will be charged for no shows.

Surrey
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Adults Connect (ages 19+)
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Health & Education:

 

Reading & Math Program:
Dates:
Jan 17th to April 20th, 2017– Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Location: #201-13281-78th Ave, Surrey
Time: 1 hour sessions available – 4-5 pm, 5-6 pm, 6-7 pm
Cost: $
20.00 per session go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lmdss-reading-and-math-classes-tickets-29805910280 to register.


Sexuality Classes  for 12+
Dates:  
Jan 11, 18, 25 and Feb 1, 8, and 15th 
Time:
6:30 PM to 8:30
Location: Guildford Recreation Center (Youth Lounge)
15105 – 105 Ave, Surrey, BC
Cost: Members $ 60.00 for the 6 classes
Non-Members $100.00

Instructed by Jessica Wollen, a Teacher, Certified Sexual Health Educator, Parent, and the CEO of Shift Education.
Classes are designed for children, and adults with special abilities, their parents, and caregivers, or support staff. Classes will cover body changes, hygiene, puberty, safer sex, abuse prevention, exploitation prevention, and healthy relationships.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE Jan 5 TH, 2017

Dance Fit Classes (NEW)
The Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society will be starting up this program in the Spring. The dates are will be confirmed shortly, and will be posted.
If your child, teen, or adult is interested in making friends,having fun, and getting into shape, please email the LMDSS office to register at info@lmdss.com.

Fundraising:

LMDSS St. Patrick Day Pub Night
Date: Friday, March 17th, 2017
Time:
6:00 p.m.
Location: 
The Taphouse Guildford
15330-102 A Street, Surrey
Cost: Advance Tickets 
$20.00 per person / At the Door $30.00 (Tickets on Sale Now).
(This will include a burger(Chicken,Beef,or Veggie) and fries, a sleeve of Taphouse lager, or a glass or red/white wine. Gluten options & salads are available).
The evening will be packed full of live music for dancing, pool tables, TV’s for your favorite sport games, 50/50 draw , silent auction,toonie toss, meat draw,and of course a Pot of Gold.
Anyone under the age of 19 years can only stay until 8:00 p.m. 

 


Parents

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