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  • Young Children (7-11 yrs old)

Overcoming fears, Being present in the moment, Finding the magic in the everyday, Vacation and travel, Airports and airplanes, New experiences, Adventure

Sydney's Vacation
Miracles & Mud Puddles
by Loree Cowling and Sydney Cowling

Sydney is a young girl with Down Syndrome who is going on her first big family holiday. Her mom creates a story book that is filled with the images of all that they will do and see on their trip together. See the ordinary become extra-ordinary as the airport becomes a magical land and a Fairy's wand fills Sydney with joy and excitement of experiencing new things.

Loree Cowling and Sydney Cowling photo

Loree is the mother of a beautiful young woman who has chosen to shine her light as a soul with Down Syndrome. The life experiences she has shared with her daughter Sydney, have empowered Loree to view the world with an understanding that each of us has a uniqueness that is centred in love. She is an author, speaker, intuitive way finder, and a sacred storyteller. Loree uncovers the understandings of peoples experiences through stories, intuitive sessions, meditations, workshops, and everyday conversations to reveal the sacred gifts that allow one to embrace a life they desire.

Sydney sees the world from a unique perspective that allows everyone she meets the opportunity to see themselves as ‘perfect just the way they are’. At the age of 3 she underwent intensive treatment for Leukaemia. Due to the days and months of isolation required she spent hours watching and memorizing musicals and movies of magic that sparked her love of being on stage. Her powerful messages of acceptance, kindness, and seeing through the eyes of love deeply impact audiences.

Together they raise awareness and cultivate new understandings of Inclusion Consciousness through various projects, events and speaking engagements.

Author/Illustrator Karon Argue studied art at Medicine Hat College in Alberta. She began creating fun, quirky characters when her three children were young and drew inspiration from their antics.

In 2010 Karon became legally blind. In 2015 with the help of visual aids, she wrote and illustrated, The Smooch. Karon still hand draws and colours her illustrations with pencil crayons and ink. To find out more about Karon and her journey visit


Loree Cowling
Sydney Cowling
Karon Argue

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