Volunteer Skating Coach Needed for skateABLE™ Program

Our winter SkateABLE program is getting ready to launch in Windsor on January 15 at the Adie Knox arena. We are in need of several volunteers to coach for one hour, once a week on Tuesday afternoons. Volunteering with SkateABLE is a truly rewarding and fulfilling experience. I hope you’ll join us this season!  

10 Jan 2019 posted by upaboutdown


Valentine’s Dance

Up About Down invites you to our Valentine’s Day Dance on Friday, February 8th. Join us from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the John McGivney Children’s Centre where the DJ will be playing your favourites. Snacks will be available too! Come “Celebrate Valentines Day” with good music and your best moves. Please RSVP to 

20 Dec 2018 posted by upaboutdown


Up About Down Carnival Day

Come one, come all! Shake off your winter blues and come out to our Carnival Day! We’ll be transforming the John McGivney Centre into a 'Fun Fair' with games, food and prizes for the whole family. Please see the poster below for more details. Please RSVP to your Group Leader by January 13, 2019.

18 Dec 2018 posted by upaboutdown


Swimming Event and Pizza Party at the Vollmer Complex

The 0 - 5 age group enjoyed a fun swimming event and pizza party at the Vollmer Complex in LaSalle on Saturday, December 15th. The children and their siblings greatly enjoyed swimming, splashing, playing with the water toys, and floating around the lazy river. The parents enjoyed the opportunity to chat and share information and

18 Dec 2018 posted by upaboutdown


Free webinar: How to apply for services

This is a Free webinar from Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The webinar also includes a live Q&A. A Developmental Services Ontario staff person will share insight and tips on applying to the DSO and getting the most out of your application package. What’s in

7 Dec 2018 posted by upaboutdown


Windsor Express Basketball Home Game for World Down Syndrome Day

Windsor’s basketball team, the Windsor Express, is helping us celebrate on March 22nd during their home game at the WFCU Centre. The players will rock their crazy socks, our kids will be invited to sing the national anthem and perform at half time and most importantly a portion of ticket sales will be donated back

6 Dec 2018 posted by upaboutdown


A Very Merry Christmas Party was Enjoyed by Over 200 Members

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

26 Nov 2018 posted by upaboutdown


Fit Together – A Sports and Exercise Program

WHAT: FREE exercise and sport program involving: one-to-one personal fitness training cardiovascular and strength training sports and games WHEN: Two sessions per week: January 7th, 2019 to April 4th, 2019 WHERE: St. Denis Centre, University of Windsor WHO: Adults (16+ years) with an intellectual disability. You need: Medical clearance (standard form provided) Comfortable clothes and

23 Nov 2018 posted by upaboutdown


Bowling Fun Celebration for National Down Syndrome Awareness Week

Hello, We, the Up About Down board members would like to take a few moments to express our gratitude towards you, our families for your enthusiastic participation during our bowling event this past weekend, on Sunday, November 4, 2018. It was a terrific experience and we are so thrilled that approximately 110 people showed up

8 Nov 2018 posted by upaboutdown


October 19th Halloween Party Thank you

Awesome thanks to the team behind the Party. Remily, who purchased food, table supplies and set up our Culinary Food Delights with Aimee who manned the kitchen; Celesta, for her  idea of adding Pumpkin Painting to the venue, purchasing stickers and welcoming guests at the door, plus keeping track of our numbers and age groups; Sarah

29 Oct 2018 posted by upaboutdown