West Kootenay families of children with Down Syndrome went bowling at Savoy Lanes to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.

West Kootenay families of children with Down Syndrome went bowling at Savoy Lanes to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.

World Down Syndrome Day

Several West Kootenay families went bowling at the Savoy Lanes in support of World Down Syndrome Day.

Several West Kootenay families went bowling at the Savoy Lanes in Nelson this afternoon in support of World Down Syndrome Day.

Down Syndrome is a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome.

In the West Kootenay, there are eight families who have children with Down Syndrome, many of them born in the past four years. The families get together monthly so the children can play together and parents can chat and share stories.

Awareness and understanding is the key in creating a better future for individuals with Down Syndrome.