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Cycle tour for African Grandmothers coming through the Comox Valley

Posted on August 18th in B.C Local News On Sept. 6, 35 women, aged between 56 and 75, will be cycling through the Comox Valley on a three-day, 275 kilometer, journey from Campbell River to Victoria. After months of training, these intrepid women will be taking part in the 13th annual Victoria Grandmothers for Africa Cycle Tour, riding in solidarity with the tireless African “gogos” who are raising their grandc ... Continue Reading »

These ‘grannies will never be in danger of being invisible

Columnist Alicia Vandine praises the work of the Apple Route Grannies Published in Brighton Independent Today’s culture is so obsessed with looking and acting young. Do we become less important to society or even become invisible as we age? It’s hard to believe that only 200 years ago, many powdered their wigs grey in order to make themselves appear older and wiser. That’s right, back then being older was hip ... Continue Reading »

Kimberley First Saturday, July 6

By Carolyn Grant on June 26th 2019 in the Kimberley Bulletin  It’s officially summer and Kimberley’s festival season is in full swing. An always popular part of First Saturday in Kimberley is the evening outdoor free concert in the Centre 64 parking lot. Kimberley Bulletin file. After July 1 festivities this coming weekend, the next event is First Saturday on July 6. First Saturdays are held the first Satu ... Continue Reading »

Matriarchs on the march for African grandmothers

Published in The Columbia Valley Pioneer by Dauna Ditson on June 15th 2019  The Valley GoGo Sisters’ run and walk will take place on Saturday, June 22nd. The local matriarchs of the Valley GoGo Sisters are walking together to support African grandmothers in caring for their grandchildren. Affiliated with the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmother’s Campaign, the local group began in 2006 to help African ... Continue Reading »