After careful thought and deliberation, we have decided to hold our annual fundraising event virtually again this year.
For those who have never participated in a walk before, please refer back to previous years when we were able to gather by the hundreds at the Canadian Mennonite University. There was live music, silent auction, food and much more. Although it rained for most of the years, there were many many happy faces as we walked around the CMU , into the forest and back again.
So while we are unable to gather as before, please form your social circle teams and go for a walk. In your neighborhood, head to a park. or any other place that makes you smile. Dress up in your team attire and take pictures and videos which can be uploaded to your favorite social media platform (Facebook, Instagram etc). Use the hashtags #mdssvirtualwalk2021 #mdssvirtualwalk2021(your team name) and #mdssvirtualwalk.
There will be prizes again this year for
- Most Funds Raised,
- Most Creative Team
- The Farthest Walker (last years was Australia!)
All of the funds raised enables MDSS to provide support, information and opportunities for individuals with Down Syndrome, parents, professionals and other interested persons. MDSS looks forward to getting back to regular programs and events with a surprise gathering in June (stay tuned for details).
Take care everyone and happy walking!
Christine – Walk Coordinator