She loves being part of a community where she can participate and feel valued.

Buddy Walk


Since 2001, WRDSS's Buddy Walk has taken place the Sunday of Down Syndrome Awareness Week each November. What began as a small family walk to spread awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in the community, has become one of the Waterloo Region's go-to events with hundreds of friends and family joining in. With participation by representatives from all levels of government, community supporters, pre and post walk activities and entertainment for children and local media coverage, it continues to grow each and every year!

2018 Buddy Walk Sponsors


We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors and we encourage you to support these great community leaders whenever you can.


Gold Sponsors

  TMMC_LogoFiles_LeftAligned (1) cropped.jpg2.jpg   Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.


Silver Sponsors

 Linamar.jpg2.jpg  LINAMAR

Bronze Sponsors

Farm Mutual Re

iA Financial Group 


 Media Sponsors

waterloo record.jpg2.jpg The Waterloo Region Record
 96.7CHYM_Logo_TM_RGB (4).jpg2.jpg3.jpg   96.7 CHYM FM
   570 News (2).jpg2.jpg3.jpg4.jpg      570 News
 COUNTRY1067_NOTAG (3).jpg2.jpg   Country 106.7  


Friend Sponsors

Foreign Automotive

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