Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day with Playwright Judith Thompson

This Sunday, March 23, our service will focus on celebrating World Down Syndrome Day. 

Judith Thompson, is one of Canada`s most celebrated playwrights . Her plays are performed across the country in both official languages. She is a two-time recipient of both the Governor General's Award and the Chalmers Award, and has received many other awards including the Order of Canada and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. 

A fierce champion of the mentally or psychologically challenged, in 2012, Ms. Thompson created and directed the eye-opening play RARE in collaboration with nine women and men living with Down Syndrome. The play received excellent reviews and helped audiences to “see the ability”. She is current working on BORNE with ten wheelchair users.

On March 23, the Sunday following World Down Syndrome Day, Ms. Thompson will be at West Hill United to share her insights and perspectives with us.  We're absolutely thrilled to have her joining us!

Cast members from RARE.

West Hill United