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Sherwood Park grannies helping African grandmothers raising orphaned children: ‘We feel a connection with them’

Taylor Braat, 630CHED, Global News, November 1, 2018.    The Eastside Grannies gather for a group picture. Supplied by Carol Maier Grannies here, are helping grannies there. A group of grannies from Sherwood Park will continue their ongoing efforts to raise money for grandmothers in Africa through an event called Good Words for Africa this weekend. In partnership with the Stephen Lewis Foundation, ... Continue Reading »

Granny Bulletin: October 2018

Granny Bulletin: October 2018 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: Flash Mobs: Dancing in the Streets, Malls and Markets Holiday Tributes Available Fundraising Corner: Trivia Nights, Games and Tournaments Grandmothers Groups Materials, Guides&nbs ... Continue Reading »

Island women cycling 275 km to fight AIDS in Africa Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign aiming to raise $55,000

David Gordon Koch, August 29, 2018.  Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle. Women from across the Island are cycling from Campbell River to Victoria next week to raise funds for areas of sub-Saharan Africa afflicted by HIV/AIDS. The campaigners – many of them grandmothers – are riding in solidarity with African grandmothers who care for millions of children orphaned by the disease. “I know what it’s like ... Continue Reading »

Off the Wall art shows/sales raised approximately $3,000 in Saugeen Shores

PostMedia News.  August 31, 2018. The final tally is not yet official, but Saugeen Grannies members are already planning for their second Off the Wall art show. Saugeen Grannies Elaine Palmer, Margitta Lange, Grace Reany, Marie Melanson and Ruth Jonas held up some of the art up for grabs at their Off the Wall Art Sale at St. Paul Anglican’s Church in Southampton last month. POSTMEDIA NEWS Elaine Pal ... Continue Reading »

Victoria grandmothers cycle to end stigma, help women’s rights in Africa

Victoria News, Aug 26, 2018 by Nicole Crescenzi. The senior group will pedal 275 kilometres from Campbell River to Victoria to fundraise Cycling from Campbell River to Victoria is no easy feat, but for 25 local women, the struggle is what helps them feel connected to who they’re riding for. The Victoria Grandmothers for Africa are making their 275 kilometre trek from Campbell River to Victoria starting September ... Continue Reading »