Our Valentine Dance on Friday, February 7, was a great success!

Our location at Corpus Christi Parish Hall had a charming and cozy ambience. Families from every age group joined us for fun and dancing with friends and making new friends!

The music kept everyone dancing and mingling on the floor. The very popular photo board was thoroughly enjoyed by all!

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who happily decorated the walls, ceilings and tables, took pictures, looked after the music, helped cleanup and kept things hopping for a fun Valentine event. Snacks were lovingly prepared and set on the pretty table for all to enjoy.

Thank you to our families who joined us, we appreciate your support!

Our next event will be Saturday, March 21 celebrating World Down Syndrome Day and 30 years as an Association with a Dance-a-thon. The location will be at the Vollmer Complex in LaSalle. So save this date, keep your dancing shoes shined and look for more info to follow.

March 21 is observed all around the world to signify 3 copies of the 21st chromosome which is the difference in people with Down Syndrome.

Photos at the dance can be viewed on our Facebook page and our website at upaboutdown.org.


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10 Feb 2020

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T-21 Project, August 14, 2021 @ Jackson Park
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Hi Families,

UAD has been offered a wonderful opportunity to partner with Nikki Vos this summer, for photoshoots and more.

She is a first year photography student at Lambton College. She currently runs a small hobby photography business that focuses on providing affordable, quality photos to all families and individuals.

This summer, Nikki is hoping to work on a two part personal photography story project, The T-21 Project, ‘21. She wrote, “As someone who has been blessed with a family member with Down syndrome, the goal of the project is to highlight and share the stories of Ontario families who have also been blessed with a family member with Down syndrome. This project will provide families with an affordable way to represent their individuality and uniqueness.”

From Nikki:
“The first part of the project will include family or individual mini photoshoots, as well as a questionnaire form prior to the shoot. Part of the proceeds from the photoshoot will be donated back to your association. The second part will include putting together a photo story book that shares a variety of stories and photos from the families who have participated in the photoshoots. Families will be given the option to have their stories included, if desired, and UAD the WEDSA will be given the opportunity to use the books as a fundraiser.”

“I absolutely love Jackson Park, and think it would be perfect for this project! I’ve created an advertisement poster with the link for participant signup:

https://signup.com/go/uiyeZuJ

If you have any questions, please contact me.”

Thank you,

Nikki
Upendo Imaging
https://upendoimaging.myportfolio.com
Instagram – @upendo.imaging

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T-21 Project Windsor-Essex

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