World Down Syndrome Day 2021

COVID-safe World Down Syndrome Day activities in and around Vancouver

World Down Syndrome Day (March 21) may be a little different this year thanks to the pandemic, but there are still lots of fun ways to celebrate. Here's a list of COVID-safe activities happening in and around Vancouver.

"CONNECT With Me:" A Community Video

This World Down Syndrome Day, we celebrate our unique connection within the Down syndrome community. Connecting has been a challenge over the past year, but we're all together in spirit. "CONNECT With Me" is a collaboratively produced community video starring 55 individuals with Down syndrome from across Canada and the US.

The LowDOWN Podcast Live Recording: CONNECT With Us

The LowDOWN: A Down Syndrome Podcast will kick off its third season with a live episode recording featuring DSRF Ambassadors Andrew Bingham, Danielle Juilfs, Jodi Klukas and Chris Sayer. You'll be able to watch the panel interview and submit your questions for the Ambassadors via Zoom chat. The recording will take place on Tuesday, March 16 at 2 pm PT, and the episode will be available for download on 3/21/21. Tickets now closed!

WDSD Socks and Merchandise

Gear up for World Down Syndrome Day with DSRF and John's Crazy Socks! DSRF has partnered with John Cronin to bring his Down syndrome awareness socks and masks to Canada. What better way to rock your socks on 3/21/21? Plus, we've got DSRF-exclusive World Down Syndrome Day shirts! Choose from three unique designs celebrating our connection as the Down syndrome community. Orders now closed.

WDSD 50/50 Draw

Invest in individuals with Down syndrome and take a swing at a big cash prize with DSRF's World Down Syndrome Day 50/50 draw!

Half the proceeds will go to the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation to support educational programs and therapy services for children, youth and young adults with Down syndrome. The other half will go to one lucky winner. It could be you!

The winner will be selected at 3:21 pm on 3/21/21. Watch the announcement on DSRF's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube feeds: @DSRFCanada on all platforms.

The raffle closes at 11 pm on March 18, 2021. Click here to purchase tickets.

3-2-1 Campaign

Empower individuals with Down syndrome! Donate $321, $32.10 or $3.21 on 3/21/21. Click here to donate.

Lights of Vancouver

Vancouver's most famous landmarks will be aglow in blue and yellow (the official colours of Down syndrome) the night of March 21! Participating venues include BC Place, Rogers Arena, Telus World of Science, Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver City Hall and Surrey Civic Plaza. Be sure to tag @DSRFCanada in your photos!

Official Proclamations

World Down Syndrome Day 2021 will be officially proclaimed by the cities of Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, and by the Province of British Columbia. Follow @DSRFCanada on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on March 17-18 to see the proclamations.


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