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Book celebrates Barrie grandmothers

Simcoe.com, October 25, 2012.  By Leigh Blenkhorn. Ilana Landsberg-Lewis and Paola Gianturco in Barrie. Photo courtesy of Jane Farrow, SLF    BARRIE – Barrie grandmothers are front and centre in a new book about grandmothers around the world. Chapter one of the book, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon, written by documentary photographer Paola Giantruco, features members of Barrie’s Grandmothers ... Continue Reading »

City grannies are changing the world: Group continues to connect with African grandmothers in the fight against AIDS

Royal City Record, October 19, 2012. By Theresa McManus. The Royal City Gogos are living proof that grandmothers can make a difference. Janine Reid, who founded the Royal City Gogos in April 2009, said the group has already sent $175,000 to the Stephen Lewis Foundation in support of community-based projects that work with African grandmothers and the children in their care. “These projects provide holistic ... Continue Reading »

Granny Bulletin: October 17, 2012

In this Granny Bulletin: Updates from the Foundation: Grandmothers book: Update Do You Dare to Dine? Holiday Tribute Cards CBC one-hour Hope Rising! special broadcast Focus on Fundraising: Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon by Paola Gianturco Focus on African Projects: Yarn Bombing Challenge from Hillcrest AIDS Centre in South Africa Group Updates: Metcalf Grannies and the Ride to Turn the Tide Hello Gra ... Continue Reading »

Join Grandmothers of Steel at Dare to Dine

Hamilton Community News, October 11, 2012. Artist and former chair of Grandmothers of Steel, Theresa Randles created this banner for a national Grandmothers gathering in Toronto in 2010. The quilting group at St. James United Church in Waterdown turned it into a work of fabric art. The group entered the work at this year’s Ancaster Fair and it won first prize in its category as well as Best in Show. In the ... Continue Reading »

Gogos raising awareness about an African plight: A new group of grandmothers is devoted to helping families in Africa

Langley Advance, October 4, 2012. Article and photo by Heather Colpitts. Gogo is the jaunty term for grandmother in Zulu. The Langley Gogos is a new group of women who want to be surrogate grandmothers to Africa. “When I retired I was seeking to find an organization that I could support and devote my time to,” said member Carole Albertson. “I found out about a new club starting up in Langl ... Continue Reading »