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Tea and jewellery to be served ‘Grassroots Gramma’ style

Sipping a beverage beside the Little Slocan River. Castlegar News. May 8, 2014. The Slocan Valley Grassroots Grammas invite you to an afternoon tea event featuring Kazuri Jewellery on Sunday, May 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at a beautiful home in Vallican. The event was so popular last year — with this dazzling jewellery beautifully displayed, tea in real china and those lovely little sandwiches with the edges cut off, n ... Continue Reading »

Stitching together support of African grandmothers

The Record. June 9, 2014. By Valerie Hill. WATERLOO — A new exhibit at the City of Waterloo Museum tells the story of not just a number of talented textile artists, but the spirit and determination of the African women reflected in the work. The exhibit, Creating Futures: Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers, was created by Omas Siskona of Kitchener-Waterloo in their first public art show. The organization h ... Continue Reading »

Artists aid African grandmas – Squamish creative minds support successful fundraiser

Squamish resident John Bullen spearheaded Squamish’s chapter of a fundraiser for grandmothers in Africa. The Squamish Chief. June 11, 2014. By Rebecca Aldous. Squamish’s artists recently raised more than $1,500 for grandmothers in Africa. Last summer, local hairdresser Harry Bullen rounded up a group of Squamish’s creative minds to fundraise for women raising a generation of children orphaned by AIDS. The ini ... Continue Reading »

Local Grannies walking to help turn the tide in Africa at Mill of Kintail

Carleton Place Almonte Canadian Gazette. June 12, 2014. By Tiffany Lepack. The Mississippi Grannies Stride to Turn the Tide Walk to raise funds to fight AIDS-HIV in Africa will be held June 14 at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area. Last year, the event was held in downtown Almonte. Pictured at last years event are, from left: Sherryl Smith, Lorraine Lee, Donna Breault and Janet Fytche. Grandmothers have experie ... Continue Reading »

Grandmothers take a stroll for African grandmothers

The Prince Albert Daily Herald, June 1, 2014. Some of the local grandmothers who make up the local organization Grandmothers 4 Grandmothers are seen strolling about Kinsmen Park on Sunday, during which they raised $3,200 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. © Herald photo by Tyler Clarke Orphaned primarily as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, African youngsters are often raised by their grandparents. On Sunday, Gra ... Continue Reading »