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 »

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 »

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 »