Impact Newsletter – 12/23


PREP’s Impact Newsletter

Welcome to a World of Impact and Inclusion!

As we celebrate the remarkable achievements and milestones of our community members with Down syndrome, we also extend heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated donors who make our mission at The PREP Society possible.

Your unwavering support propels us forward in our commitment to providing educational and therapeutic services that empower every individual to thrive. In this edition, relive the electrifying success of Let’s Talk Hockey—a testament to the power of unity, shared joy, and the incredible impact we can achieve when we come together. Join us as we illuminate the path of inclusion, one story and one donor at a time, shaping a future where every individual, regardless of ability, is an integral part of a thriving and supportive community.




Wyatt’s Journey: From Western Entrepreneur to MRU Student

In the vibrant city of Calgary, Wyatt (@wyatt_in_the_world), a spirited young entrepreneur with Down syndrome, embarked on a remarkable journey that transcended expectations and redefined the narrative surrounding individuals with diverse abilities. His story, initially highlighted by Global News, began with a pop-up Western shop that not only showcased his love for cowboy culture but also became a symbol of inclusivity and possibility.

Wyatt’s entrepreneurial venture garnered national attention, illustrating the positive impact of fostering inclusivity in business. His dedication and passion for Western wear spoke volumes, echoing The PREP Society’s core values of empowerment and community integration.

As his pop-up shop gained acclaim, Wyatt’s story took an unexpected yet heartwarming turn. Recognizing the potential impact on the community, Wyatt decided to pass the torch to Stampede Sam (@stampede.sam), another aspiring entrepreneur with Down syndrome. This handover not only marked a transition in the business but also symbolized a supportive community where individuals can uplift each other and share in the journey of achievement.

Fast forward to the present, and Wyatt’s trailblazing spirit continues to shine. Not only is he navigating the academic landscape at Mount Royal University (MRU), but he’s also showcasing his athletic prowess on an MRU basketball team. His dual commitment to academics and sports underscores the boundless potential within individuals when provided with the right support and opportunities.

Wyatt’s journey embodies the mission of The PREP Society—to cultivate an environment where individuals with Down syndrome can thrive and contribute meaningfully. His story encourages us all to challenge stereotypes, embrace diversity, and create a world where every dream is attainable.

As we celebrate Wyatt’s achievements, we are reminded that each step forward contributes to a more inclusive and compassionate society. Wyatt’s story is not just a tale of personal triumph; it’s an invitation for us all to envision a world where every individual, regardless of ability, has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life.

Stay tuned for more inspiring stories in the upcoming issues of our Impact Newsletter. Together, we’re building a community where dreams know no limits.


Meet the incredible Wood family, a beacon of support and hope within The PREP Society. Their unwavering commitment to our mission has truly transformed lives and is a testament to their steadfast belief in inclusion.

Family at the Heart of It All

The Wood family’s journey with The PREP Society began several years ago when their child, Megan, became an active participant in our programs. Over the years, they witnessed firsthand the profound impact our initiatives had on Megan’s development, fostering her independence, confidence, and social skills.

A Bond That Grew Stronger

As Megan thrived within our PREP community, so did the Wood family’s connection with our organization. What began as a journey centered around their child’s growth evolved into a deep-seated commitment to creating a brighter future for all our members.

A Legacy of Giving Back

The Woods have become synonymous with philanthropy and unwavering support. Their generous donations have paved the way for new programs and made possible the purchase of the Woodridge PREP building that has enriched the lives of countless children and young adults within our community. Their involvement isn’t limited to financial support; they actively engage in our events, sharing their experiences and encouraging others to join our cause.

Inspiration to Many

The Wood family’s dedication has inspired our community to reach for the stars, to dream big, and to believe in the potential of every individual. Their story is a testament to the incredible impact one family can have on an entire organization, sparking hope and nurturing the dreams of others.

A Community United

The PREP Society is immensely grateful to the Wood family for their enduring commitment, boundless generosity, and the extraordinary love and care they’ve shown us. They are living proof that together, we can create a world that is more inclusive, empathetic, and kind.

To the Wood family, we say thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for being the champions of change, and for sharing the dream of a brighter future for all.


Let’s Talk Hockey: A Resounding Success!

In our community’s heart, Let’s Talk Hockey unfolded as a night of unity, camaraderie, and spirited puck action—a celebration showcasing the boundless possibilities when a community rallies together.

Heartfelt thanks to our sponsors for fueling the night’s festivities and supporting our mission to provide educational and therapeutic services to children with Down syndrome in Calgary.

To our volunteers, the unsung heroes turning Let’s Talk Hockey’s vision into reality, your dedication is the heartbeat of this community-driven initiative—from logistics to event flow.

Beyond joy and camaraderie, the night’s profound purpose raised over $108,000 for children with Down syndrome in Calgary! Stay tuned for Impact Newsletter updates on the transformative change your contributions set in motion. We are immensely grateful to all who made Let’s Talk Hockey a resounding success!


This summer, Aiden turned his lawn-mowing skills into a force for good through “Aiden’s Lawnmower Service,” and now, we’re celebrating his heartwarming donation of $215.

What makes this act even more extraordinary? Aiden’s older brother, Everett, has Down syndrome, and Aiden’s selfless gesture was fueled by his deep love for his sibling. He wanted to ensure that all kids with Down syndrome receive the support they deserve.

Aiden, you’re an inspiration to us all, proving that small hands can make a big difference! Your kindness reminds us that our community is a place where love and compassion thrive.

We’re absolutely thrilled to express our heartfelt thanks to one of our local No Frills locations, which happens to be owned by Kevin, one of our very own PREP members. Because of your support we will be able to continue ensuring individuals with Down syndrome are active and included members of their communities. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!


As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the incredible journey we’ve shared at The PREP Society. Together, we’ve triumphed over challenges, celebrated milestones, and most importantly, built a community that stands strong in support of one another.

As we approach 2024, we’re reaching out with a heartfelt appeal. Your ongoing generosity has been the cornerstone of our success, allowing us to empower individuals, foster inclusion, and create lasting impact. This year, more than ever, your support is crucial in helping us continue our mission and expand our reach.

Why Give?
Empowerment: Your donation directly empowers individuals with diverse abilities to lead fulfilling lives and reach their full potential.
Inclusivity: Together, we’re creating a more inclusive society where everyone is valued, respected, and celebrated.
Community Impact: Your contribution fuels programs and initiatives that make a real difference in the lives of those we serve.

To Donate:
Visit and make your contribution today. Every dollar brings us one step closer to achieving our goals.

Thank you for being an integral part of The PREP Society family. Your generosity is the light that guides our path, and we are immensely grateful for your continued support.

Wishing you a joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

With heartfelt thanks,

The PREP Society