Alberta

Alberta Parent Support Groups

Canadian Down Syndrome Society
www.cdss.ca

Alberta Association for Community Living
Contact: Bruce Uditsky
Telephone: (780) 451-3055
Fax: (780) 453-5779
Email: buditsky@aacal.org
Position: Executive Director

Border County
Border County Special Needs Society
Contact: Gail Thielen
Telephone: (403) 647-3897
Fax: (403) 647-3899
Position: Local Contact
Service Area: South Eastern Alberta

Bridges
Contact: Lauren Fournier
Telephone: (403) 526-7473
Fax: (403) 504-2459
Position: Family Support Coordinator
Service Area: Medicine Hat

Brooks
Ups and Downs – Brooks Group
Contact: Brenda Orlita
Telephone: (403) 362-5570
Email: blorlita@ecdnet.org
Position: Local Contact

Calgary
Ups & Downs – Calgary Down Syndrome Association
www.upsdowns.org

Lethbridge
UPSIDEDOWN In L.A. (Lethbridge)
Contact: Flora MacKay
Email: mackayf@hotmail.com
Position: Local Contact

Lloydminster
Contact: Pam Beamish
Telephone: (306) 387-6811
Email: Beamish@sasktel.net
Service Area: Lloydminster and surrounding area

Edmonton
Edmonton Down Syndrome Society
www.edss.ca

Red Deer
High on Downs – Red Deer Parent Support Group
Contact: Marjorie Krossa
Telephone: (403) 783-3507 (home) (403) 783-7752 (work)
Email: dreamaway@telus.net

St. Albert
St. Albert Down Syndrome Support Group
Contact: Liana Leskie
Telephone: (780) 460-9686
Email: lianaleskie@shaw.ca
Position:Local Contact
Service Area: St. Albert and area

Taber
Ups and Downs – Taber Group
Contact: Beth Rodziniak
Telephone: (403) 327-6507
Fax: (403) 345-2043
Position: Local Contact

Westlock
Contact: Christine Whyte
Telephone: (780) 954-2471
Email: cc12@telus.net
Position: Local Contact
Service Area: Westlock and Surrounding Area



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Events

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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:

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

Langley
Topic: TBA
Date:
Time:

Location:  
Cost:

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

Surrey
Topic: TBA
Date:
Time:
Location:
Cost: 

Vancouver
Topic: TBA
Date:
Time:
Location:
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)
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 and to register.


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

Time:

Location:
Cost:

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:

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

Parents

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