Our LMDSS Staff

The Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society is very honoured to have Theresa Preston working for us as our General Manager/Executor Director.
Theresa has been with the society since the beginning in 1989 and is one of our founding families.
In her day to day routine she wears the many hats of our society and carries out a large assortment of duties,which is what it takes to run our society (event planner, fundraiser,programs coordinator,outreach support worker, public relation,social media, marketing,parent networking group coordinator, community liaison,resource expert, CDSS Affiliate coordinator, and the list continues).
Theresa is also a parent of a young lady with Down Syndrome, and is involved in her community, as well as with other organization, and societies.
In all of this she still finds time to volunteer in many areas and her engery,passion, and dedication is truly beyond amazing. She makes the running of our society look like a walk in the park.
Although Theresa has been presented with many awards, certificates,and diplomas over her years in this field, she is not one to put any importance on her accomplishments, and always put supporting and serving families first.







Dear LMDSS members and interested professionals.

This is an official announcement of the Annual General Meeting, which will be happening on June 25th, 2017 at Fleetwood Park, in Surrey, from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

From April to June 23rd our office will be taking nomination requests from interested parties who would like to put their names forward for the following board of directors positions.

Vice President / Director

Once we receive your name, we will then send you a nomination package for you to complete, and return before May 24 th, 2017.

If you have any further questions, please contact Theresa at the LMDSS head office.


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:

Topic: Art Without Limits
Date: Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
1409 Sperling Ave, Burnaby
R.S.V.P. by May 15th 

Topic: TBA


Topic: Gymnastic Program
May 14th, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Location: Kelowna Gymnastix (225-1891 Springfield Road)
Cost: Contact Alicia

Topic: TBA

Topic: TBA
Cost: LMDSS R.S.V.P. are required contact the LMDSS office.

Adults Connect (ages 19+)
Topic: Kayaking with Power To Be
Date: May 13th, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Cates Park
(4141 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver)
Cost: $10 per person (Bring Lunch)
Contact Mariam at Mariamrafik71@gmail.com to register by May 10th

Youth Group (10+)
Event :
Kayaking with Power To Be
Date: May 13th, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Cates Park
(4141 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver)

Cost: $10 per person (Bring Lunch)
Contact Mariam at Mariamrafik71@gmail.com to register by May 10th

Health & Education:

Music Therapy Classes:
Dates: Wednesday Evenings, April 5th,12th,19th,26th & May 3rd,10th,17th,24th, and 31st
Location: WC Blair, Studio #2, Boardroom – 22200 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Members $40.00 – Non-Members $80.00 – Siblings $10.00
(Members and Non-Member prices include 1 parent or support person, and the special needs individual).
Erin Parr is an experienced Music Therapist focused on children with disabilities. Over 12 years of experience working with Autistic children, children with disabilities, and babies/toddlers she has applied music therapy to a wide range of situations with exciting results. Erin uses an activity-based method with a focus on and enthusiasm to facilities progress towards therapeutic goals.
Registration Deadline March 20th, 2017.

Reading & Math Program Spring Classes: (Sign Up Now)
 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 and to register.

Sexuality Classes  for 12+
Dates: Next Sessions will be announced at a later date



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.


T21 Awareness Walk
Date: September 9th, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hawthorne Park (10513-144th Street, Surrey)
Registration, Pledges, and Teams forms are available on the website at www.lmdss.com


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NEW Program
LMDSS Scholarship Program [PDF]