What is a Walk for Awareness?

Our Walk for Awareness promotes awareness and inclusion for people with Down syndrome and raises money to support families with children with Down syndrome in the Fraser Valley.

It is a fun-filled day spent, rain or shine, at Mill Lake in Abbotsford with family and friends. Organize a Team of buddies for your child with Down syndrome to show support.

Enjoy the activities, view the door prizes, bid on Silent Auction items, have a picnic lunch, take a team picture, and bring your team spirit on the 2.2km walk around beautiful Mill Lake!

Our Walk for Awareness is the FVDSS’ most popular fundraiser. Due to your fundraising efforts, we have raised monies to support the group’s activities, such as our:

New Parent Program
Guest Speakers
Gross Motor Program
Fine Motor Program
Lending Library
Music Therapy
Social events
and the opening our our new Down Syndrome Centre!


Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness in Abbotsford held in 2022 by the Fraser Valley Down Syndrome Society

Thank you to all who helped make this year’s event a huge success!