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

GO21 Walk



Go21-Logo_horizontal.jpgSince 2001, WRDSS has organized an annual walk for Down syndrome that takes place the Sunday of Down Syndrome Awareness Week each November. Previously called the Buddy Walk, the GO21 Walk is a fundraising event where the community can come together and celebrate the many abilities of those living with Down syndrome. 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, entertainment for children and local media coverage, it continues to grow each and every year!



 Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 @1pm

 Stanley Park Community Centre, Kitchener

 *Registration and fundraising information will become available closer to the event date




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 Created by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, GO21 events promote awareness and inclusion for people with Down syndrome while raising funds for education, research, advocacy, and community-based programs. Go21 is about positive momentum for people with Down syndrome and their families in Canada. 21 refers to the extra chromosomal material from the 21st chromosome that determines if a person has Down syndrome. There is strength in “Go”. There is advancement in “Go”. There is strength and advancement in the Down syndrome community.

Past 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

  Challenger_WGTD_Logo_ReBrand (002).jpg   Challenger Transportation

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JPG_Large Meridian Logo.jpg   Meridian Credit Union


Bronze Sponsors

Cook Homes Limited

Erick Traplin

Farm Mutual Re

IA Financial Group 

Lackner Woods Family Dentistry


 Media Sponsors

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Friend Sponsors

Dance Adventure

Foreign Automotive

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