Upside Down Winter – Let’s Chat!

Posted by on January 19, 2016 in Event | 0 comments

In response to our members asking for opportunities to make space for conversations WRDSS would like to offer Upside Down Winter – Let’s Chat Afternoon!

Upside Down Winter – Let’s Chat!

When:                  Saturday, January 30th from 1:00 until 5:00

Where:                 KidsAbility 500 Hallmark Dr. Waterloo

Cost:                      Free – Open to all WRDSS Members


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14th Annual WRDSS Buddy Walk

Posted by on October 22, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Please join WRDSS on Sunday November 1st for their 14th annual WRDSS Buddy Walk!


The Buddy Walk will be held at the Stanley Park Community Centre with registration starting at 1pm, the walk to start about 2pm, refreshments and entertainment with Eric Traplin following the walk!


There will be face painting, crafts and vendors prior to the walk so get there early to take part in the festivities!


The WRDSS Buddy Walk is a free event and we encourage everyone to attend!  Bring your family, friends and buddies and help us show support for those in our community living with Down syndrome!


Pledges to the WRDSS are welcome and can be collected prior to the event by using the form that came in your last WRDSS newsletter, using Facebook and other social media avenues to spread the word and encourage donations at Collecting pledges is not mandatory in order to participate in the walk. The walk is also about raising awareness of those living in our community with Down syndrome.


So, come on out for a fun filled afternoon celebrating the important and incredible people in our lives, who just happen to have Down syndrome!


We hope to see you there!!

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WRDSS: Saturday Mothers Connection

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Are you a Mom of a child 6 and under with Down syndrome? 

Would you like an opportunity to connect with other moms with similarly aged children? 

On June 6th, from 9:30-11:30, we moms have the opportunity to meet at Our Place/ Early Years Centre in Kitchener to reconnect, chat, and enjoy each others’ company in a relaxed environment. While children younger than a year will stay in our care, children between the ages of 1 and 6 will be provided with a fun childcare program staffed by qualified ECE workers on the premises.

All that is required of this free event is that you register in advance. Please email me at by Thursday, May 28th in order to register. The following information must be included:

Your name
The name and ages of all children attending

We hope to see you there!

Stacey Beattie
New Parent Contact – KW
Mothers’ Connection Coordinator

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WRDSS Up Side Down Charity Golf Tournament

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The Up Side Down Charity Golf Tournament registration is in full swing for the June 15 event. To date, we have seen tremendous support with registrations and sponsorships. We are very excited how the community has supported the WRDSS and our tournament.

If you are planning to register for the event please let us know by June 1st so we can give the golf course some numbers.

Registration can be done on line at, by email, by fax at 519-896-4488 or by phone at 519-742-1303.

Highlights for this year include:
• Again this year, Panago Pizza has graciously donated pizza for lunch for all those registered.
• We are getting close to 100 registered golfers, which would give each player a 2015 Golf North Players card valued at $99. The player’s card entitles you to 25% discount on green fees and cart rentals at all Golf North properties and 15% off apparel in the pro shop.
• Rogers Kitchener Radio Group has sponsored a closest to the pin contest where the winner will win a balloon ride for 2.
• Investors Group has sponsored a hole in one contest. The first person to get a hole in one at that designated hole will win $5,000.
• Hiller Truck Tech is sponsoring our Putting Contest this year. The winner receives a special prize.
• Lots of great LIVE and SILENT auction prizes will be available. For example, one LIVE auction item consists of a one night’s stay at the Renaissance Hotel in Toronto, Blue Jays tickets and a gift certificate for Joey restaurants in Toronto
If you know of anyone that you think would be interested in sponsoring or donating an item for our LIVE or SILENT auction, please let us know.

If you are not a golfer, you are welcome to join us for the banquet dinner, LIVE and SILENT auction. Prizes for dinner are as follows:
Adults $50
Children (Aged 5-18 or Young Adult with DS) $20
Children (Under age 5) FREE

We hope to see you at the tournament or at the banquet.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

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