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Jazz for Africa

Castanet, January 16 2018, Colin Dacre  Penticton’s Thursday Night Jazz Band is hosting its sixth annual benefit concert this week for Grandmothers for Africa. The charity fundraises for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports grandmothers in sub-Saharan countries of Africa who are left to raise their AIDS orphaned grandchildren. Photo: Thursday Night Jazz Band Volunteer Norma Lippa says the benefit con ... Continue Reading »

Hugs and Slugs

Cranbrook Daily Townsman, January 4th.  Hugs: To the fellow in a white Ford truck who paid for my Timmies order at the Tamarack Mall Tim Hortons just before Christmas! I have done the same but this is the first time I’ve been the recipient of a Random Act of Kindness. You made my day! Hugs: I would like to thank OK TIRE and Dan (that works there) for taking the time to fix and adjust the wiper arms ... Continue Reading »

Local activist recognized with award

The Belleville Intelligencer, Tim Meeks, December 7, 2017 A lifetime of compassion and humanitarian outreach to Africa has earned Belleville’s Mieke Thorne a lifetime award from the Canadian Samaritans for Africa.  Thorne, a long-time activist and a member of Amnesty International, received the award in recognition of her selfless humanitarian outreach to Africa. Rose Kantiono, a Quinte Grannies for Africa f ... Continue Reading »

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1

The Oliver Chronicle, Marion Boyd, December 1, 2017 This year on World AIDS Day December 1 Canadian Grandmothers for Africa are celebrating the launch of a wonderful book,  “Powered by Love” that is already a critical read for anyone who is working on HIV and AIDS policy and funding internationally. The book puts grandmothers at the heart of the response to AIDS and gives voice to their expertise in s ... Continue Reading »

Grannies sell swags

Comox Valley Records, November 30, 2017 The Glacier Grannies will be selling their beautiful Christmas swags Dec. 8 at Thrifty’s on Cliffe Avenue from 10 am – 4 pm, and Dec. 9 at Scotiabank on Comox Avenue, 10 am – 4 pm. Grannies have been gathering a variety of fresh greenery and berries, ribbons and baubles to make these sturdy, festive ornaments for your home. All sales will support African grandmothers a ... Continue Reading »