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Grandmother in Guelph, Sya Van Geest, named Ward 5 Hero!

Ward 5 Guelph. September 22, 2016 Go, go, go!   This week’s Ward 5 hero never stops.  She is a local champion of arts, social justice, literacy, education, environment, international health, and one of heck of a storyteller, and “heaven knows what else”, according to her nominator. In her leadership role with the Guelph GoGo Grandmothers, she works to raise awareness and fundraise for the African Grandmot ... Continue Reading »

Alberni’s grannies step up to the plate

Alberni Valley News. September 22, 2016 By Kristi Dobson Ten years ago, a few local women joined a movement to help women and children in Africa. Known as the PAGO Grannies, this group of grandmothers and grand “others” was inspired by a visit from Stephen Lewis in November 2006 and has been raising funds and awareness ever since. The PAGO Grannies has grown in membership and enthusiasm as its members work to ... Continue Reading »

Grassroot Grannies hold seventh annual ‘Ride To Turn The Tide’

Stittsville News. September 12, 2016 By John Curry 265 kilometers of cycling over two and a half days to support Stephen Lewis Foundation Grassroot Grannies hold seventh annual ‘Ride To Turn The Tide’City of Ottawa Kanata North ward councillor Marianne Wilkinson (centre) cuts the green ribbon to officially launch the “Ride To Turn The Tide” on Sept. 7.Source: John Curry/Stittsville News Usin ... Continue Reading »

Trent Hills Grannies for Africa unbox the bling

Trent Hills Independent. September 16, 2016 By Sue Dickens GranniesThis was the scene at one of the previous Trent Hills Grannies for Africa Jewellery Sale and Café where every year throngs of people shop and with their purchases help the group with their fundraising efforts for the Stephen Lewis Foundation: Karen Brown of Warkworth, second from the right, and Linda Cardwell of Norwood joined in the search for bli ... Continue Reading »

Ride to Turn the Tide raises over $60,000 for Stephen Lewis Foundation this year

Kemptville Advance. September 9, 2016 By Jennifer Westendorp Grassroot GranniesThe Grassroot Grannies stopped for lunch at the Merrickville United Church on Sept. 8.Source: Jennifer Westendorp/Kemptville Advance Go grannies! The Grassroot Grannies are at it again, with their seventh annual Ride to Turn the Tide in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. This year, more than $60,000 has been raised for ... Continue Reading »