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Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2011

March 18, 2011

CALGARY (Mar. 18, 2011) – The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is proud to
celebrate World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), March 21, 2011. WDSD gives citizens
all over the world the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the incredible contributions
made by people with Down syndrome everyday in our schools, communities, workplaces
and families.

March 21 was chosen as the date for World Down Syndrome Day to signify the
uniqueness of Down syndrome in the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome, used
synonymously with Down syndrome.

The CDSS honours March 21 as World Down Syndrome Day and encourages others to
learn more about the abilities and contributions of the 35,000 Canadians with Down

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is a vital resource linking individuals, parents
and professionals through advocacy, education and providing information. The mission of the
CDSS is to ensure equitable opportunities for all Canadians with Down syndrome. This means,
to make sure all Canadians with Down syndrome have the right supports to give them the
same opportunities that everyone else has. Our vision is a proud Canada where ALL are
welcome, we embrace diversity and we value everyone equally.

For more information contact:
Stephanie Mamayson
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Phone: 1-800-883-5608

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