A Very Merry Christmas Party was enjoyed by over 200 members at the Fogolar Furlan Club Sunday, November 25th.  Santa’s Helpers, adorned with ‘Reindeer Antlers’ greeted everyone at the door to help check in.

Our two crafts, by Cassandra and Renee, were to create a painted ornament and to add bling to popsicle sticks shaped into a snowflake to hang on our tree at home. They were a BIG hit.

The next popular happening was the lively dancing music and coloured disco lights,  organized by Jody Lowrie and her team of student volunteers who gathered all the dancers to the dance floor for a fun time and great dancing moves.

We even had a surprise visit by a mystery Magician who levitated a table, then magically suspended a girls body and finally did rope and card tricks for amazed onlookers.

We are grateful to the Fogolar Furlan Club for their wonderful service and delicious food.

And then, it was Santa’s turn to delight the children with his presence as he carefully called and handed out presents to all.  And then he was gone…

Thank you for sharing Christmas 2018 together.  We have more memories to cherish now!

Please send in your photos to be shared on our Website and Facebook. Thanking you in advance for that.

A reminder to regularly check our website for new Photos, News, Calendar Events and more.

Website and Facebook, thanks to Aaron and Tina.

Wishing you all a Joyful and Blessed Christmas.

PS: Simon from Snapd dropped by…so check out the pics in their next edition.

Suzanne Cyr, President

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26 Nov 2018


Join Up About Down

Upcoming Events
UAD Halloween Dance Friday @ Corpus Christi Church Hall
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are booked for a great Halloween Night of Dancing on Friday, October 25. Our Location has changed to Corpus Christi Church Hall at 1400 Cabana Rd W. There is lots of parking and a door on the right and into the Hall from the parking lot.

Dance from 7pm – 9pm.

Snacks and Fun with friends.

We were unable to get Jody and her team for Music that night so I need your help to suggest someone to replace them, plus we need coloured lights, even a DJ. Please send your thoughts right away.

Come Celebrate our Annual Bowling for Down Syndrome Awareness Week @ Super Bowl
Nov 3 all-day

Hi Families,

Please save this date for our Annual Bowling for Down Syndrome Awareness Week with our Families

Super Bowl
10000 Tecumseh Rd E., Windsor

More info to follow.

Reading Seminar @ Central Park Athletics
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm

The Windsor-Essex Down Syndrome Association (Up About Down) is excited to invite parents to a seminar about Teaching Your Child To Read. This seminar is intended for Parents/Caregivers of children and adults with Down Syndrome who are looking for tips and strategies for early reading skills.

Thank you for the many responses! We chose the date based on popular demand and hope this will accommodate the majority.

When: Monday, November 4th 6:30 p.m.

Where: Central Park Athletics, 3400 Grand Marais Rd East. “Small Meeting Room” on the second floor just past the restaurant (not far from the gymnastics viewing area for you regulars). Enter the parking lot off of Grand Marais between Walker and Central. Enter the building at the main entrance at the south east corner nearest to Grand Marais, go up the stairs and to the right past the restaurant, there will be signage.

Presenter: Shelley Lavoie. Shelley has a Developmental Psychology Degree from the University of Windsor and a Learning Disability Specialist Post Graduate Diploma from Cambrian College in Learning Strategies as well as Assistive Technology. She has spent many years as an Adult Literacy Instructor at the Windsor Public Library teaching individuals with varying levels of abilities. Currently, Shelley owns the Literacy Loft, a tutoring agency that specializes in teaching people with developmental and learning challenges. Shelley is certified in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, which uses a multi-sensory approach for learning.

Please come and enjoy an evening out to hear technical advice, real life suggestions, learn, share, and make new friends.

*** We will have light snacks and educational reading door prizes to win!***

RSVP to Cindy Tracey at cindy.tracey@yahoo.ca.

Proudly Sponsored by the Windsor-Essex Down Syndrome Association

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