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Nothing wrong with a good rant: Grannies raise voices to raise cash for charity

Winnipeg Free Press, February 26 2018, by Danielle Da Silva  The grandmothers behind the popular fundraiser that saw hundreds of Winnipeggers digging through their attics in support of women in sub-Saharan Africa are hoping their latest event will have people raving. The Winnipeg chapter of Grands ‘n’ More will host It’s OK to Rant at The Park Theatre (698 Osborne St.) on March 8. DANIELLE DA S ... Continue Reading »

Grandmothers group throws spotlight on unsung heroes of Africa

Inside Halton, February 16, 2018, Oakville Beaver A Halton-based grandmothers group will hold an event aimed to inform and inspire residents about the unsung heroes of Africa. Put on by Oomama, Grandmothers: The Unsung (S)heroes of Africa and the Canadian Sisterhood that Supports Them is set for Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Sir John Colborne Recreation Centre (1565 Old Lakeshore Rd.) in Oakville. Th ... Continue Reading »

Winnipeg group thinking globally, acting locally: Grands ‘n’ More offer warm welcome to newcomers

Winnipeg Free Press, December 11, 2018, by Alana Trachenko A Winnipeg group is putting its knitting needles to work for new Canadians. SUPPLIED PHOTOGrands ‘n’ More Winnipeg is providing handmade scarves to Welcome Place by donation. A child’s scarf is $5 and an adult’s is $10. Grands ‘n’ More is an international organization with a Winnipeg chapter that supports grandmothers in Africa—the “ ... 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 »