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Belleville’s “Senior Citizen of the Year”

Quinte News. May 25, 2016 By Mary Thomas Belleville Mayor Taso Christopher presents award to 95-year-old Winnifred Perryman, May 24, 2016. (Photo: Mary Thomas/Quinte News) Belleville has named 95-year-old Winnifred Perryman “Senior Citizen of the Year” for 2016. Mayor Taso Christopher made the presentation at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Perryman is a co-founder of the Quinte Grannies for Africa and ... Continue Reading »

Oakville grandmothers walk the walk, raising $18,250

Oakville Beaver. July 15, 2016 By Julia Le // // // Virtual StrideThe Virtual Stride to Turn the Tide celebration party took place last month. As a group they covered 24,872 kms (virtually walking a trail over all the Stephen Lewis projects in Africa to St. John’s and finally to Oakville) and they raised $18,130 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Here Wendy Merson, Sandy Milakovic and Leslie Kulo ... Continue Reading »

Grandmothers conference kicks off ahead of Aids Conference

The Durban. July 14, 2016 Thursday will see the start of a conference for those who often have to bear a heavy burden caused by the HIV/Aids epidemic ravaging South Africa – the grandparents. Some 300 grannies will gather in Durban ahead of the 2016 World Aids Conference that kicks off next week. The South Africa Grandmothers Gathering will see those who are often left to care for orphaned grand children discu ... Continue Reading »

July Granny Bulletin: Stephen and Ilana speak to grandmothers groups, and our role at the South Africa Grandmothers Gathering

Granny Bulletin: July 2016 Welcome to the Granny Bulletin, your source for news, stories and information about exciting initiatives from the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. In this Granny Bulletin: Dear Grandmothers and Grandothers The Inside Scoop: The Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS Grandmothers Campaign Delegation to South Africa and Zambia Grandmothers Gatherings with S ... Continue Reading »

Grassroot Grannies training for ‘Ride To Turn The Tide’

Stittsville News. July 5, 2016 By John Curry // // // Grassroot Grannies train for upcoming ride in September.Source: Stittsville News The Bushtukah store on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville will once again be the starting point for the annual fundraising “Ride To Turn The Tide” organized by the Grassroot Grannies. Already members of the Grassroot Grannies and their friends who will be participating ... Continue Reading »