Pancake breakfast celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day is not till Tuesday, however that did not cease the Manitoba Down Syndrome Society from celebrating early with a pancake breakfast Sunday morning.

The fundraising occasion occurred at Fionn MacCool’s, 1582 Regent Avenue. Proprietor Jay Kilgour stated he is at all times completely satisfied to host these occasions. “It is superior, we love doing stuff like this,” he stated. “It is good for the neighborhood, we’ll by no means actually be a neighborhood pub until we do issues like this.”

Volunteers flipped flapjacks and served them up with syrup to the greater than 150 attendees. Coordinator Susan Cearns stated it is essential to be inclusive of individuals with Down syndrome.  “It will get folks collectively they usually get to know different folks. It helps these younger folks really feel like a part of the neighborhood.”

Cearns stated there are a whole lot of misconceptions on the market in regards to the genetic situation that happens in a single out of each 800 births. “Having a baby with Down syndrome is principally similar to having a median youngster, however issues simply take somewhat longer to do,” she stated.

Kilgour stated it was a bit hectic organizing the occasion on one among his busiest weekends of the 12 months, however they obtained it achieved. “We don’t usually do breakfast, and it being St. Patrick’s Day weekend we pulled it collectively and a whole lot of workers volunteered to work.”

He stated they’d like to host once more. “It has been a feel-good morning, and it is very nice to be part of.”

Phrase Down Syndrome Day is on Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023. Persons are inspired to indicate their assist by carrying shiny and vibrant socks.

Extra info will be discovered on the Manitoba Down Syndrome Society web site

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