Special Granny Bulletin: July 2017

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. We are thrilled to announce that the SLF’s long-awaited grandmothers book will be released this fall: Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa will be published by Goose Lane on October 10, 2017. Ab ... Continue Reading »

Grandmothers pass milestone for Africa

Times Colonist.  July 16, 2017. By Pedro Arrais  Excerpted from “Our Community”  Victoria Grandmothers for Africa marked a milestone recently when they reached the $1-million mark in donations. Across Canada, grandmothers in more than 250 similar groups have collectively raised more than $25 million for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, which helps children in Africa who are orph ... Continue Reading »

Dozen distinguished Manitobans receiving province’s highest honour

Winnipeg Free Press.  July 12, 2017.   The Order of Manitoba medal (Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba photo) In recognition of a broad range of accomplishments, 12 people will be inducted into the Order of Manitoba Thursday in a ceremony at the legislative building. The Order of Manitoba, established in 1999, is the province’s highest honour. It recognizes Manitobans who demonstrate excellence in their ef ... Continue Reading »

Grannies Hit the Road to Aid Africa

Times Colonist July 9, 2017. By Pedro Arrais. There is still room for riders of all abilities to join this year’s Victoria Grandmothers for Africa Cycle Tour in September. The Victoria Grandmothers for Africa Cycle Tour biked from Campbell River to Victoria in 2016. Photograph By Handout Riders will cycle 275 kilometers over three days from Campbell River to the legislature in Victoria. The Victoria members ... Continue Reading »

Grassroot Grannies’ cycle the distance to help grandmothers in Africa

Ottawa Citizen July 7, 2017. By Wayne Scanlan. If you want something done in this country, ask a grandmother. Sue Cousineau, centre in yellow, is flanked by Nancy Hough, on the left, and Shirley Mander, on the right, along with other Grassroots Grannies at the Bushtukah in Stittsville Thursday, July 7, 2017. The group is doing a three-day fundraising run in September. DARREN BROWN / POSTMEDIA Stephen Lewis, educato ... Continue Reading »