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.

 

 

 



Events

COMMUNITY SUPPORT:

 

LOWER MAINLAND DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
PARENT NETWORKING BRANCHES:

 

To attend any of our Parent Networking Branches
you must register.


Registration can be done by either a phone call at
604-591-2722,or by email at info@lmdss.com.

If you require childcare
you must inform our office at the time of registration.

 

Burnaby
Topic: MyBooklet BC workshop for LMDSS Families

Date & Time:  Saturday, November 23rd, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Location: 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver
RSVP: Please RSVP to info@lmdss.com
Please bring a laptop or an iPad to work on your own myBooklet BC.
Cost: Free
We will be bringing in dinner, and drinks

****If you require childcare you must let us know at the time of registry***

What is MyBooklet BC?

MyBooklet BC is a FREE online tool that individuals and families can use to create a beautiful and personalized information booklet to store and share their child’s/adults strengths, gifts, goals and much, much more.

Some topics of the workshop are (but not limited to): 

  • Quick overview of MyBooklet BC online tool
  • Sharing lived experience behind the creation and application of MyBooklet BC
  • Step-by-step guide and useful tips on how to create your own MyBooklet!

 

Langley

Topic: Annual Christmas Event
Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: 1284-184th Street, Surrey, B.C.
Cost: LMDSS Members Free / Non-Members by donation

To Register by November 8th, 2019, please click on this link   https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/lower-mainland-down-syndrome-society-9787008832

Okanagan
Topic:Christmas Party
Date:
Sunday, December, 1st, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: #228-1891 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C.
Cost: Free

Contact  Amie Hough at amiemhough@gmail.com to RSVP

Surrey
Topic: Annual Christmas Event
Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: 1284-184th Street, Surrey, B.C.
Cost: LMDSS Members Free / Non-Members by donation

To Register please click on this link   https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/lower-mainland-down-syndrome-society-9787008832

 

Vancouver
Topic: MyBooklet BC workshop for LMDSS Families

Date & Time:  Saturday, November 23rd, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Location: 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver
RSVP: Please RSVP to info@lmdss.com
Please bring a laptop or an iPad to work on your own myBooklet BC.
Cost: Free
We will be bringing in dinner, and drinks

****If you require childcare you must let us know at the time of registry***

What is MyBooklet BC?

MyBooklet BC is a FREE online tool that individuals and families can use to create a beautiful and personalized information booklet to store and share their child’s/adults strengths, gifts, goals and much, much more.

Some topics of the workshop are (but not limited to): 

  • Quick overview of MyBooklet BC online tool
  • Sharing lived experience behind the creation and application of MyBooklet BC
  • Step-by-step guide and useful tips on how to create your own MyBooklet!

Topic: Annual Christmas Event
Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: 1284-184th Street, Surrey, B.C.
Cost: LMDSS Members Free / Non-Members by donation

To Register by November 8th, 2019, please click on this link   https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/lower-mainland-down-syndrome-society-9787008832

 

Adults Development Connections Group (ages 19+)

Our Adult Development group will be going to the annual Christmas party
This is a great way to work on social skills, friendships, and your dancing moves.

Event: Christmas Networking Event
Date: November 30th, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Semiahmoo Fish 1284 184th Street, Surrey, B.C.
Cost: LMDSS Members Free / Non-Members by donation

To Register by November 8th, 2019,please click on this link   https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/lower-mainland-down-syndrome-society-9787008832

 

Youth Development Group (ages 10 – 18 )

Event: Christmas Networking Event
Date: November 30th, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Semiahmoo Fish 1284 184th Street, Surrey, B.C.
Cost: LMDSS Members Free / Non-Members by donation

To Register by November 8th, 2019 ,  please click on this link   https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/lower-mainland-down-syndrome-society-9787008832

 

FUNDRAISING:

This year LMDSS will be hosting our “Sweet As Ever T21 Supporting Families” fundraiser, as there is nothing more sweeter than our children.

The proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will be going towards subsiding our yearly program costs.

This helps to keep the costs for families at a minimum, and let’s all children and adults participate without funding having to be an issue.

The products can be picked up anytime after November 25th at the LMDSS head office (#481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey).

Monday’s –       9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday’s –      9:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday’s – 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday’s –     9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday’s –          9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

You can also pick up your orders at our Annual Christmas Party on November 30th at the Semiahmoo Fish and Games Club from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For those that are not able to pick up your orders at any of the above locations please contact the LMDSS office to make other arrangements.

A email with information regarding this fundraiser was sent out,so check your inbox.

All orders are done online so click on this link  https://fundraising.purdys.com/1006085-66055
to view the products, and place your order.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Thank you for supporting the kids!

Please note all order must be in no later than November 10th, 2019

 

HEALTH AND EDUCATION:

Dance Classes( LMDSS Program)
Dates:
Wednesday’s Starting on Oct 2nd, 2019 to December 4, 2019 (on the last day we will be having a dance party. If anyone has food allergies please let Theresa know).
Times:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Ages 11 years & Up)
Location:
#481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey
Cost:
LMDSS Members $25.00 for 11 weeks / Non-members $50.00 for 11 weeks
(This program is subsidized by LMDSS)

Students to bring water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes (No Jeans).
Please contact the LMDSS office to register !
If student requires support person, please provide.

All children that are 10 years and under who are interested in taking dance classes, please contact the LMDSS office at 604-591-2722 to be added to our list of students.

 

One to One Reading,Math,and Money Skill Classes:

Date: September 24th to December 12th,2019
Days: Monday’s,Tuesdays and Thursdays Classes available
Times: 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey
Cost: LMDSS Members :$10.00 per 1 hour session
Non-Members : $20.00 per 1 hour session

(This program is subsidized by LMDSS)

Registration is required.

One to One Reading, Math,and Money Skills Classes:

Date: January 6th, 2020 to
Days: Monday’s,Tuesdays and Thursdays Classes available
Times: 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey
Cost: LMDSS Members :$10.00 per 1 hour session
Non-Members : $20.00 per 1 hour session

(This program is subsidized by LMDSS)

Registration is required.

Learning and Play group (ages 2 to 5 years)

Date: Wednesday’s starting January 8th, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: #481-13320-78th Ave, Surrey
Cost: LMDSS Members $10.00 per class
Non-Members$20.00 per class

(These classes are subsidized by LMDSS)
Registration is required.           

                                            

Sexuality  and Relationship Classes:

These classes are designed for ages 9 and up

If you are interested in registering for our Sexuality and Relationship classes, please contact the LMDSS office to register or to get further details.

(These classes are subsidized by LMDSS)

 

Parents

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