On World Down Syndrome Day, March 21st 2016, the Disability Studies Student Association of the University of Windsor hosted a 5 km Down Syndrome Awareness Walk on the River. This is the 2nd year that this group held the event in which money raised has been donated to Up About Down. Money is raised through registration for the walk as well as selling colourful ‘funky’ socks, food items, and DSSA t-shirts.

Pictured here is of Laura Chubb (left), 2016 President of DSSA presenting the donation cheque to Sue Cyr, Up About Down’s president. While we are grateful for the monetary donations, the awareness opportunities are really priceless for our group. And the students involved both in DSSA, and those participating in the walk, are such
a caring group of people.

They truly help to make the world a better place by helping to educate for our cause and promote an inclusive, positive environment! We are so grateful and we hope the 5K Down Syndrome Awareness Walk on the River will continue in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day next year, and every year for that matter.
Also, to our members who participated in the walk ? THANK YOU ? YOU made the event all the more special and important.


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18 Apr 2016

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Virtual Dance Classes
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UAC Dance

Up About Down will be offering Virtual Dance Classes again, run by Taya for the Teen and Adult groups.

They will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5pm – 6pm, starting (February 3rd).

If your son/daughter is interested in participating, just send a response by email to your Teen or Adult Leader so that they can add you to the list for when the zoom link is sent out. Participants in the past have really enjoyed these classes and Taya is a great instructor! Newcomers are always welcome!

Mar
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2021
New Fitness Class Starts Sunday, February 21, 2021
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm

Up About Down is happy to be offering an online fitness class. Physical activity is great for both your physical and mental health. These classes will be taught by a mother from our organization, Kourtney Laforest-Belisle.

The first class will be offered on Sunday February 21st at 2pm.

Group leaders will email group members with a link beforehand, then you can click on the link on Sunday and take part in the fitness class in the comfort of your home. The following week there will be no class, however, starting in March, we will offer a class Sunday’s at 2pm on a weekly basis.

Hopefully you will be able to join us. Stay tuned, as link will be mailed out in the near future.

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2021
New Fitness Class Starts Sunday, February 21, 2021
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm

Up About Down is happy to be offering an online fitness class. Physical activity is great for both your physical and mental health. These classes will be taught by a mother from our organization, Kourtney Laforest-Belisle.

The first class will be offered on Sunday February 21st at 2pm.

Group leaders will email group members with a link beforehand, then you can click on the link on Sunday and take part in the fitness class in the comfort of your home. The following week there will be no class, however, starting in March, we will offer a class Sunday’s at 2pm on a weekly basis.

Hopefully you will be able to join us. Stay tuned, as link will be mailed out in the near future.

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