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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 »

Grannies Challenge Students to Stay Active, Help Others Over Summer

Kanata Kourier-Standard June 27, 2017. By Shirley Mander. Members of the Grassroot Grannies gave students at Bayview Public School a little extra homework as they prepare for summer holidays. Members of the Kanata-based Grassroot Grannies group challenge students to help others and stay fit over the summer months. From left are Marg Terrett, Shirley Mander, Lina Halle, Stella Val and Deanne Ryan. – ... Continue Reading »

Frontenac Grandmothers Help Other Grandmothers in Need

Frontenac Gazette May 07, 2017. By Tori Stafford. NEWS – It can be hard for anyone to imagine taking on the responsibility of a young child as a senior citizen, but throughout Africa, grandmothers raising their grandchildren and other children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic is simply a way of life. A family helped by Frontenac County grandmothers – Submitted photo It’s a reality that struck other gra ... Continue Reading »

Grassroot Grannies to Host 11th Annual Plant Sale

Kanata Kourier-Standard May 04, 2017. By Jessica Cunha. The Grassroot Grannies will have plenty of perennial plants available during the group’s annual Plant Sale and Market Place on Saturday, May 13. Shirley McTaggart volunteers at the Grassroot Grannies annual plant sale last year. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, May 13. – Frank Bohm/Submitted Now in its 11th year, the event runs fro ... Continue Reading »