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Media Advisory
Circle 21 will coordinate Canada’s 3rd annual celebration of World Down Syndrome Day with an inspiring evening event, 6:30 to 10 p.m., at Artscape Wychwood Barn (601 Christie Avenue, Toronto, ON). This highly attended event will host hundreds of people, including people with Down syndrome. Media are welcome to attend. This event is supported by Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynn, Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor David Onley and Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford.

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Media Advisory
The date (3/21) is significant as the genetic condition Down syndrome (DS) results from a triplication of the 21st chromosome. The aim of the day is to raise awareness and understanding of this condition affecting 1 in 691 babies born in Canada each year. Over 35,000 Canadians have Down syndrome.

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Circle 21 helps organize Up the Down Market Dinner, an innovative and entertaining fundraising event to support Down Syndrome Research, Toronto April 19th 2012
Circle 21 is helping organize the 16th annual Up the Down Market Dinner, Thursday April 19th, The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto.

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Circle 21 Coordinates Canada’s Celebration of Inaugural World Down Syndrome Day
Circle 21 is delighted to announce the United Nations has designated March 21st as World Down Syndrome Day. The date is significant (3/21) as the genetic condition Down syndrome (DS) results from a triplication of the 21st chromosome.

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Juniper Park Releases Down Syndrome Documentary
In an effort to raise acceptance of the Down syndrome community, Toronto-based agency Juniper Park has teamed up with non-profit organization Circle 21 to produce Extra Ordinary, a short documentary chronicling the daily life of two individuals with Down syndrome.

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Get Out Of The Cold
Circle 21 held one of its quarterly get-togethers and it was enjoyed by kids and parents alike. The children played together while the parents networked and met new friends. Organizers Leslie, Karen and Sherry were buzzing with the anticipation of the upcoming World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st.

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