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NFL Canada's Fan of the Year!!!!!

  We are beyond grateful to have been announced the NFL Canada's FAN OF THE YEAR!!! We are completely humbled by the nomination and feel extremely blessed to have been chosen by a panel of judges to be the FIRST PLACE prize winners, receiving a prize of $30,000!!!! Honestly, we are so happy to serve in our community that this was the last thing we ever expected or dreamed of. We are just happy to be active community members helping us all to grow together as a more inclusive place for all people. Since you're here - Here's how the story unfolds, as well as all the media links to the interviews. Waaaaaaaay back in February I got a message...

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YQG WDSD 2021!!

  World Down Syndrome Day - A day to celebrate the contributions made by those with Down syndrome that are in our lives, and communities. WDSD is on March 21st or - 3.21 - to signify the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome that people with Down syndrome have. Many of you celebrated in your homes this year by wearing your CHF socks (or any mismatched socks), took pics and shared on your social media. Some of you made donations to charities that are near and dear to your heart. I know CHF received many donations on 3.21 and we are so very grateful. We are always so humbled by community support. I shared as many photos via our IG...

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WDSD 2021

Please feel free to print this poster about WDSD right from the page here. Use it to hang around your homes, schools, offices, gyms...EVERYWHERE! March 21st  3.21 It has been quite a year of social distancing, isolating, and virtual everything. Last year, for WDSD it was challenging to get out there in the community to celebrate. Schools, workplaces, gyms, stores, EVERYTHING was closed. We did the best we could via brand new virtual platforms to honour and educate those we know and love with Down syndrome. Nothing can stop us with social media at our fingertips!! 2021 is still a year of social distancing, and mask wearing HOWEVER, we are able to be in the community to some extent safely....

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Capaz WDSD Meet & Greet

Had a blast at Capaz Cafe for their open house in honour of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). WDSD is actually on March 21st every year. We celebrate on the 21st day of the 3rd month to honour the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome that leads to Down syndrome. However, we thought we would get into the spirit early this year.  *above photo curtesy of Snapd Capaz Cafe is a new business that just recently opened at the end of 2019. It is run by the loveliest of them all, Lucy. Her vision for this cafe is to empower people with disabilities by highlighting their capabilities, and showing our community that all people have value, and the desire to work....

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Rocking Socks with the Mayor

We got the unique experience of being invited into the council chambers to get our photo taken with the Mayor, Drew Dilkens and the rest of the council members, who were all rocking this years CH socks!   It was a blast to see the kids in that huge room with all the grown ups, including the sock designer Aksel. Everyone was so happy to stand together and show off their funky socks for WDSD.  We are so lucky to live in a community that supports our efforts in advocating for those who have Down syndrome. We were honoured to be there, and appreciate the efforts made by all those involved. A special thanks to Jason Parent, head of CUPE...

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