Winnipeg - Turner Syndrome Society of Canada

34th Annual Conference
May 22 - 24
Clarion Hotel & Suites
1445 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(204) 774-5110
About Winnipeg -
Winnipeg is a culturally diverse city with about 100 languages
and nationalities represented throughout the region.
Winnipeg is known for its cultural achievement and flourishing
arts scene, as well as its green spaces and access to outdoor
activities. The city features more than 1,100 restaurants as well
as numerous attractions, museums, theatres, sports venues
and nightspots.
The Clarion Hotel & Suites is nestled in the hub of
Winnipeg’s business, shopping and entertainment district.
Complimentary parking, local calls, wireless high speed
internet, mini fridge and microwave, iron, ironing board, in
room coffee and tea, hair dryer and full length mirror.
Complimentary access to 24 hour state of the art fitness centre,
24 hour business centre.
Family waterpark, complete with a 2 story waterslide, hot
tub, kiddie pool and rock wall with cascading waterfall, is yours
to enjoy from 9AM to 10PM daily.
Complimentary Airport Shuttle: 7:30 am–10:30 pm daily.
At the Winnipeg Airport, find the Winnipeg hotels kiosk by the
information desk near the entrance. Lift the receiver and dial
the code for the Clarion to ask for a shuttle pickup.
Hotel Reservations: The conference room rate is $119.99
single or double occupancy per night. Please call the Clarion
Hotel directly at 1-204-774-5110 and specify the Turner
Syndrome Society of Canada guestroom block.
Conference Program
Friday, May 22
2:00-5:00 pm
Optional sightseeing tour of Winnipeg,
Additional fee, Preregistration required
HIGHLIGHTS – French quarter (St. Boniface), Exchange
District, MTS Centre, Osborne Village, Wellington Crescent,
Assiniboine Park, Human Rights museum, The Forks,
Manitoba Legislature.
includes a ½ hour river boat ride down the
Assiniboine and Red River
5:00-10:00 pm
Reception and Early Registration
Optional Pasta Dinner and Live
Entertainment – preregistration required
Cash Bar
Saturday, May 23
8:00 – 9:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 4:30 pm
Preschool/preliminary Program Ages 2-6
This year’s preschool program will include:
Circle Time, Craft Time, Music & Dance activities, Story time, etc
9:00 – 3:00 pm
Teen/Preteen Program Ages 7-18
Visit to Manitoba Museum, Science Gallery,
9:00 – 9:30 am
Welcome and Opening Comments
9:30 – 10:30 am
Genetics – Getting Down to Basics
Ginette Talbot, Genetics Counsellor
Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg
10:30 – 10:45 am
10:45 – Noon
Advocacy/Monitoring Medical Mgmt.
Dr. Brandy Wicklow, Endocrinologist
Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg
Noon – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 1:45 pm
Turner Syndrome Society of Canada
Annual General Meeting
1:45 – 3:00 pm
Healthy Relationships
Dr. Dean Mooney, Psychologist
Maple Leaf Centre, Vermont
3:00 pm
Teen / Preteen Return from Tour
3:00 – 3:15 pm
3:15 – 4:30 pm
Adult TS Women – Discussion & Networking
Parents – Discussion moderated by Dr.Mooney
Teen TS Girls – Medical Management
Brenda Fraser, Endocrinology Nursing
Case manager, Children’s Hospital, Ottawa
TS preteens and Siblings (ages 7-17)
Arts & Crafts/Games
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Break to get ready for evening festivities
5:30 – 6:00 pm
Cash Bar Reception
6:00 – 8:00 pm
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Entertainment & Raffle Draw
Ça Claque! Fuses the energy and creativity of their talented musicians
with the elegance and technique of their gifted dancers and offers
audiences world-class entertainment that keeps you captivated from the
first note of the fiddle to the last step of the gigue.
Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout weekend – draw will
take place during intermission
10:00 - midnight
Teen TS Girls – Pajama Party!!
Sunday, May 24
8:00 – 9:00 am
Registration and Hot Buffet Breakfast
9:00 – 12:30 pm
Preschool/preliminary Program Ages 2-6
Mad Science Show, Arts & Crafts, Creative
Movement, Music & Dance activities, etc.
9:00 – 9:15 am
Laughter Yoga and Wellness Introduction
Rolande Kirouac
9:15 – 10:45 am
Adult TS Women – Resiliency Building
Dr. Dan Chenier
TS Teens (ages 14–18)-Anxiety–Dr.Mooney
Parents – Anxiety–Dr. Jennifer Ducharme
Psychologist, Health Science Centre, Wpg
TS preteens and Siblings (ages 7–17)
Mad Science Show / Arts & Crafts
10:45 – 11:00 am Break
11:15 – 12:15 pm Dare To Dream – Rolande Kirouac
12:15 – 12:30 pm Closing Remarks/Conference Wrap up
For further information on the speakers and
updates on the program, please visit
Note: The Society’s policy is no smoking in the meeting rooms.
Conference logo T-shirts, Sweatshirts,
Aprons & Bags! Preorder until April 24, 2015 only,
for pickup at the conference.
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Manitoba Museum -
The Manitoba Museum is the province’s largest, not-for-profit heritage and
science centre, renowned for vivid portrayals of Manitoba’s rich and colourful
history, Planetarium shows, and Science Gallery exhibits.
MUSEUM GALLERIES - Nine interpretive galleries reflect the heritage of
Manitoba and other regions of the world. The Museum is noted for its threedimensional walk-through galleries. Highlights include the Nonsuch, a full-size
17th century sailing vessel, and the Urban Gallery, which takes you back in time
to 1920’s Winnipeg.
PLANETARIUM - features interactive multimedia shows that recreate the
current night sky. From imaginative children’s shows to more sophisticated fare,
the Planetarium shares the wonders of the universe with visitors of all ages.
SCIENCE GALLERY - Touch the universe with more than 100 entertaining
hands-on exhibits in the Science Gallery.