Improving the quality of life of individuals with Down syndrome.




The HDSA's Annual BBQ and AGM, generously hosted at the home of Dave and Debbie Boycott. It is always a great time with good food, friends and laughter. Connect with others, let the kids play, and participate and vote in the AGM. There are many changes happening within the Board of Directors again this year, so there is a lot to discuss and vote on, but we will do our best to keep it quick and streamlined. There are some vacancies on the Board, so anyone who is interested in joining our board, please don't be shy! Feel free to email Leanne Tovey ( with any questions.

The AGM will begin at 3:30PM and we aim to be done by 4:30 at the latest. Following the AGM there will be the opportunity to meet the Board members and share ideas with the Peer group leaders. 

Dinner is to begin at 5:00.

Please bring lawn chairs, and bathing suits if you’d like to swim.There will be a bouncy-castle set up for the little kids as well. There is a large lawn perfect for games of soccer, badminton, or just tag. Parents, please remember kids are your responsibility.

Burgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided, but please sign up for a contribution of an appetizer, salad or dessert.

We will need some volunteers to assist in the kitchen with set up and clean up, and to BBQ our food. The Graduates have volunteered to hand out appetizers. Time spent volunteering will contribute to your support bursary hours! To sign- up, just scroll down after you have chosen your potluck contribution.