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LiveWorkPlay Make A Buzz Ottawa 27th Anniversary Celebration and Auction, May 5, 2022

May 9, 2022

The LiveWorkPlay Make A Buzz Ottawa 27th Anniversary Party was a two-hour online extravaganza with a live auction that raised more than $5000, another edition of The LiveWorkPlay News (guest co-host Allison Moores), the Top Twelve stories of 2021-2022 (guest presenter Jennifer Harris), Community Partner Awards with guest presenter Ryan Nevitt delivering the awards to… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Make A Buzz Ottawa 27th Anniversary Celebration and Auction, May 5, 2022

Festive Family Gathering Celebrates The Holiday Spirit

December 15, 2021

On December 9, the LiveWorkPlay community gathered online for stories, music, prizes, and surprises! More than 100 guests turned out for the live music of Kenny Hayes, the latest broadcast of The LiveWorkPlay News, special announcements, comedy, and surprise donation of $20,000!

Exciting News At The LiveWorkPlay Welcome Back Family Gathering

September 10, 2021

We are pleased to share a selection of segments from our Welcome Back Family Gathering on September 9, 2021 attended online by more than 100 of our members, families, volunteers, staff, and community partners. It was an evening to remember, with prizes and surprises – everything from a 50th wedding anniversary breaking news about new… Continue reading Exciting News At The LiveWorkPlay Welcome Back Family Gathering

World Down Syndrome Day 2021

March 19, 2021

Greetings to all LiveWorkPlay members, families, staff, volunteers, and supporters in Ottawa and across the world. My name is Analisa Kiskis and it is my honour to represent LiveWorkPlay in commemorating United Nations World Down Syndrome Day, which is celebrated every March 21. This event takes place on the 21st day of the 3rd month… Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day 2021

LiveWorkPlay Winter Family Gathering Includes Surprise Announcement of EOON Award!

March 9, 2021

Moving our family gathering events (normally these are sit down dinners at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall) online has presented many challenges and opportunities. Over the past year we have been learning to ensure we have music and laughter built in to the mix, and based on the 100% positive feedback from our March 5th live… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Winter Family Gathering Includes Surprise Announcement of EOON Award!

World Down Syndrome Day 2020

March 21, 2020

It’s World Down Syndrome Day! World Down Syndrome Day, observed on 21 March every year, is a global event which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement. People with Down syndrome do not need pity and they don’t need a cure. But they do… Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day 2020

LiveWorkPlay Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day (March 21)

March 21, 2019

(Information adapted from the United Nations World Down Syndrome Day website). World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on 21 March every year, because being a person with Down syndrome means that your 21st chromosome is different. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world,… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day (March 21)

Thank You for An Amazing 2018

December 12, 2018

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (+) It might be a one day commemoration (December 3) but International Day of Persons with Disabilities launched a full five days of advocacy and celebration for LiveWorkPlay members, staff, volunteers, and partners. The extra activity included the National Conference on Disability and Employment (December 4-5),  International Volunteer Day (December 6), a Developmental Services… Continue reading Thank You for An Amazing 2018

LiveWorkPlay Festive Family Feast 2018 A Night To Remember

December 8, 2018

Holiday celebrations are one of the oldest of all LiveWorkPlay traditions, starting with a December “family brunch” way back in 1998. Therefore, to make claims about the 2018 Festive Family Feast as one of the greatest of all time must be done with some caution. So let us say instead that thanks to the presence… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Festive Family Feast 2018 A Night To Remember

LiveWorkPlay Celebrates Canadian Down Syndrome Week!

November 6, 2018

Canadian Down Syndrome Week helps show the world that Canada is where ALL people are valued, fully participating citizens. It is a week to celebrate people with Down syndrome and teach others to “See the Ability.” Created by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS), Canadian Down Syndrome Week (formerly National Down Syndrome Awareness Week) is celebrated… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Celebrates Canadian Down Syndrome Week!

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