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Singing to fight AIDS

St.Catherine’s Standard, November 19, 2017, Grant LaFleche It’s not over. In an era of effective medications, it is tempting to think the AIDS crisis has passed, said Gloria Simon-Gould of Ubuntu Niagara. But in places like Africa, it hasn’t. “Because there are anti-viral drugs that work, people think there isn’t a problem anymore,” said Simon-Gould. “But in Africa, there is a still a crisis. The ... Continue Reading »

Choral Extravaganza brings valley choirs together

Penticton Western News, November 18, 2017, Steve Kidd  Six choirs, from Kelowna to Oliver, are coming together this weekend in Penticton for a celebration of voice as a musical instrument. This is the sixth year for the Choral Extravaganza concert at the Penticton United Church, this year on Nov. 19, starting at 2 p.m. Each choir sings three songs, before winding up the afternoon by taking advantage of the chu ... Continue Reading »

Grannies Scrabble for a cause

CBC News, November 17, 2017 Grandmothers in Newfoundland and Labrador are putting their thinking — and spelling — caps on this weekend to help fellow grandmothers in Africa, who have been left to pick up the pieces of broken families due to the AIDS pandemic. The Terra Nova Grannies are hosting an all-ages Scrabble fundraiser Saturday at the Lantern in St. John’s from 2 to 5 p.m. “We ... Continue Reading »

Chris Harris Gallery presents new book, Powered by Love

100 Mile Free Press, November 17, 2017, Brendan Kyle Jure  On Nov. 9, the Chris Harris Gallery hosted a book launch for Powered By Love written by Joanna Henry and photography by Alexis MacDonald. Henry and MacDonald, part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, travelled through eight different African countries interviewing grandmothers, who were left to look after their grandchildren who were orphaned by the HIV/A ... Continue Reading »

Grandmothers of Steel

CHCH News, November 17,2017 Grandmothers in Hamilton got together today to support grandmothers in Africa. Live music, food and colourful displays of hand-made crafts, just in time for the holiday season were being sold at the Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre today. Hamilton’s Grandmothers of Steel are part of a growing campaign to support the Stephen Lewis Foundation with a focus on African grandmothers ... Continue Reading »