Welcome

2017 Membership Renewals: Have you renewed your membership?
Follow the link under Contact Us for the membership form.
If you have any questions please feel free to email us at info@lmdss.com.

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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Find out what is scheduled that may be of interest to you.



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Events

Community Support:

 

To attend any of the Parent Networking Groups you must register either by phone 604-591-2722, or email at info@lmdss.com.
If you require childcare you must inform us at the time of registration.

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 non attendance. REGISTRATION DEADLINE Feb 9th, 2017

Langley
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Cost:A fee of $20.00 will be charged for non attendance.

Okanagan Community 
Topic: RDSP  (Presented by Joe Dzakic from RBC)
Date:
Feb 23rd, 2017
Time:3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Starbright Children’s Development Center
1546 Bernard Ave, Kelowna
Cost: A fee of $20.00 will be charged for non attendance.

Surrey
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Cost:  A fee of $20.00 will be charged for non attendance.

Vancouver
Topic: Family Fun Day “Science World”
Date: Friday, Feb 24, 2017
Time: .6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Science World, Vancouver
The LMDSS Vancouver group will be hosting a family fun day on Friday, Feb 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
EVERYONE WILL MEET AT MCDONALDS ACROSS THE STREET AT 4:30 P.M. KNOW IT’S NOT HEALTHY JUST CLOSE AND EASY ACCESS FOR THOSE ARRIVING BY SKYTRAIN.

 DESCRIPTION

**This event is only for High School students 13-18 years old!**

Looking to get out of the house and meet other high school students? Ever wanted to explore our science center with your friends and without the adults and little kids around? Here’s your chance. Teens, get ready for another fun and FREE event at Science World, just for you.

  • Explore all of Science World’s indoor galleries, indulging QUANTUM: The Exhibition
  • Full evening activities: Social Bingo, Kahoot quiz, Exclusive Snapchat filter, dress up photo area, message wall
  • Science Activity tables: Meet our fabulous TAG Team volunteers while making your own fake blood, exploring heart science and more
  • As always, participate to win entries towards our prize draw!
  • VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR RED, WHITE AND/OR PINK

Schedule

6:00  – Doors open

6:30 – TAG Team welcome show & trivia at Center Stage

7:30 – Presentation by a guest heart scientist (TBD)

7:00-8:30 – Table Science activities

8:00 pm – Light snacks served

8:30 – Wrap-up and prize draw

9:00 pm – Get home safe!

Contact the LMDSS office at info@lmdss.com If you are interested in attending so tickets can be purchased for your group.



Adults Connect (ages 19+)
Topic: African Heritage Festival of Music & Dance
Date: Feb 18, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450-104th Ave, Surrey
Cost: $20.00 per ticket
Contact Theresa at info@lmdss.com to register

Youth Group (10+)
Event :
Snowshoeing at Grouse Mountain
Date: Saturday,March 18, 2017
Time:10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Grouse Mountain
Cost: $10 per person (Maximum 10 participants) . Be sure to wear appropriate clothing.
For further details, and to R.S.V.P. contact Mariam at Mariamrafik71@gmail.com


Health & Education:

Reading & Math Program: (Sign Up Now)
Dates:
 April 25th to June 29th 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 

Reading and Math Program Spring classes starting  April 25th, 2017 watch for registration details.

Summer classes available July & August contact the LMDSS office for details.


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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NEW Program
LMDSS Scholarship Program [PDF]