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

The Photoshoot has been cancelled.

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:


If you have any questions, please contact me.”

Thank you,

Upendo Imaging
Instagram – @upendo.imaging

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T-21 Project Windsor-Essex

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