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African woman praises Alberta grandmothers groups

Red Deer Advocate, September 16, 2017.By Sean Mcintosh Ida Numbeya Mukuka from Zambia, Africa knows all too well the impact HIV-AIDS has had on people in her home continent. The 48-year-old woman’s husband and brother are were both killed by HIV-AIDS. She now works with the Stephen Lewis Foundation to raise awareness and prevent the disease in Africa. Mukuka was the keynote speaker at GrammaLink-Africa’s provin ... Continue Reading »

African grandmothers to speak at dinner

Comox Valley Record, September 15, 2017.  The Glacier Grannies are thrilled to be hosting three grandmothers from Uganda and South Africa at their sixth African dinner on Sunday Oct. 15. These indomitable women will be telling stories from the new Stephen Lewis Foundation book, Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to end AIDS in Africa. Also speaking at the dinner will be the national director ... Continue Reading »

Croon along to support Nyanayas of Niagara

Niagara-On-The-Lake Town Crier, September 14, 2017. Later this month, a concert featuring a talented crooner known for singing in the style of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin is coming to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Croon Along with Dean and Frank features GTA singer David Ian Andrea and Niagara musician Peter Shea of the TD Niagara Jazz Festival, who will be performing songs such as My Way, Mack the Night, and You Make Me ... Continue Reading »

Cycling grannies deliver the loot to those in need

Ottawa Citizen, September 13, 2017. By Wayne Scanlan  If they were so inclined, a group of very active grandmothers in the area could be excused for putting their feet up this week. As promised, the Grassroot Grannies of Ottawa recently completed their 260-km bike ride in support of African grandmothers via The Stephen Lewis Foundation, raising $60,000 to help support families who have lost parents to AIDS-rel ... Continue Reading »

Grassroot Grannies visit Merrickville during 8th annual Ride to Turn the Tide fundraiser

Kemptville Advance, September 12,2017. By Paulina Hrebacka  Since 2010, the Grassroot Grannies have undertaken a three-day-long bike ride every year, known as the Ride to Turn the Tide, to raise money for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The foundation supports grandmothers in Africa who are caring for their orphaned grandchildren as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. ... Continue Reading »