Past Events

DSAQ hosts and supports a range of events throughout the year in a range of locations around Queensland. Select a gallery below to check out the fun!

25-Feb-2016

Expect The Best - 2016 DSAQ Education Conference

The 2016 Expect The Best Education Conference saw delegates from all over Queensland and throughout Australia join together for two days of information and inspiration.  Our expert speakers shared their advice, strategies and experiences as well as the latest research into supporting a student with Down syndrome. View Gallery
13-Mar-2017

2016 DSAQ NYE BALL

31-Aug-2016

2016 Down Syndrome Charity Cup

A big thank you to Brothers Rugby League Club and Shane Rout for another wonderful year of the Down Syndrome Charity Cup. Not only did they raise awareness of Down syndrome, but nearly $4,000 for DSAQ. Awesome effort! View Gallery
26-Jun-2016

2016 Gold Coast Titans Charity Match

DSAQ were thrilled to be a part of the Gold Coast Titans Charity Match again this year! It truly was a great day had by all and a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of the interests of people with Down syndrome and celebrate their place in the local community. A big thank you to the Gold Coast Titans for their ongoing support!
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09-May-2016

Challenge Weekend April/May 2016

A big group of us spent the Labour Day long weekend at Tallebudgera Recreation Centre for our first Challenge Weekend of 2016! Despite the rain, we had lots of fun and wanted to share some of those moments with you all smile emoticon A big big thank you must go out to all of our amazing volunteers - Greg, Ben, Dane, Brittany, Kate, Rine, Otty, Bryce, Logan, Ashley, Mel, Bec, and Gerard - for your dedication and support over the weekend! We couldn't have done it without you guys!! View Gallery
16-Oct-2015

Challenge Weekend October 2015

As always, our second Challenge Weekend of 2015 was full of excitement, enthusiasm and bucketloads of fun. Our Challengers and volunteer team leaders participated in a range of exciting activities including canoeing, rock climbing, archery, a halloween themed costume disco, a workshop about stress and healthy strategies for stress management and the always popular talent show! We wrapped up with the final points tally and the awarding of the Ultimate Challenger trophies which had everyone cheering as loud as they could. Everyone tried hard, supported their mates and demonstrated the motto 'Be Your Best' in everything they did. View Gallery
12-Jun-2015

Challenge Weekend June 2015

The first Challenge Weekend for 2015 went off with a bang over the June long weekend! Our Challengers and volunteer team leaders participated in a range of exciting activities including canoeing, rock climbing, archery, our first every costume disco, a workshop about stress and healthy strategies for stress management and the always popular talent show! We wrapped up with the final points tally and the awarding of the Ultimate Challenger trophies which had everyone cheering as loud as they could. Everyone tried hard, supported their mates and demonstrated the motto 'Be Your Best' in everything they did. 

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16-Mar-2015

It Starts With Us - 2015 Education Conference

The It Starts With Us conference saw delegates from all over Queensland and throughout Australia join together for two days of information and inspiration. Our expert speakers shared their advice, strategies and experiences as well as the latest research into supporting a student with Down syndrome. 

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08-Nov-2014

DSAQ Challenge Weekend October 2014

Our second Challenge Weekend was held from the 4-6th October at Tallebudgera Active Recreation Centre. Our motto for the weekend was 'I can do it!' as we tried new and challenging things. Everyone had a great time participating in activities such as canoeing, the giant swing, court sports and the talent show.

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26-Oct-2014

Rockhampton Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Rockhampton celebrated Down Syndrome Awareness Month 2014 with a family get together. Attendees were lucky enough to be surprised by a visit from some of their favourite characters who just happened to be in the area! 

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