Grandmothers pass milestone for Africa

Times Colonist.  July 16, 2017. By Pedro Arrais  Excerpted from “Our Community”  Victoria Grandmothers for Africa marked a milestone recently when they reached the $1-million mark in donations. Across Canada, grandmothers in more than 250 similar groups have collectively raised more than $25 million for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, which helps children in Africa who are orph ... Continue Reading »

Dozen distinguished Manitobans receiving province’s highest honour

Winnipeg Free Press.  July 12, 2017.   The Order of Manitoba medal (Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba photo) In recognition of a broad range of accomplishments, 12 people will be inducted into the Order of Manitoba Thursday in a ceremony at the legislative building. The Order of Manitoba, established in 1999, is the province’s highest honour. It recognizes Manitobans who demonstrate excellence in their ef ... 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 »

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 »