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New members always welcome at Grandmothers Embrace of South Simcoe

Alliston Herald. November 13, 2016. Grandmothers Embrace of South Simcoe held a successful sale of previously loved jewelry, scarves and purses Oct. 29 at St. John’s United Church in Alliston. Grandmothers Embrace of South Simcoe held a successful sale of previously loved jewelry, scarves and purses Oct. 29 at St. John’s United Church in Alliston. This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary as on ... Continue Reading »

Supporting African Grandmothers: Swags and Bags craft sale set for Nov. 27

Burnaby Now. November 10, 2016 By Tereza Verenca. Burnaby GoGo member Sharon Woloschuk with some swag. Photograph By Contributed There’s plenty of shopping to be done at the fourth annual Swags and Bags craft sale, returning to Deer Lake United Church later this month. The event is put on every year by the Burnaby GoGos, a group of 35 grandmothers who have made it their mission to help their African counterparts ... Continue Reading »

Crafters support AIDS orphans through their artistic talents

Waterloo Region Record. November 9, 2016 By Valerie Hill zippered bagsPat Heffernan’s work for the Afri-Nanas zippered bags for cosmetics or other purposes (Photo credit: Afri-Nanas) bags + mittensPat Heffernan’s work for the Afri-Nanas “plarn” (plastic yarn) bags and mittens. (Photo credit: Afri-Nanas) KITCHENER — Gail Hiscott’s basement, albeit about as large as a church ... Continue Reading »

Grannies, Okanagan College chefs support Africa AID caregivers

Capital News. November 5, 2016.  Image Credit: Contributed Okanagan residents will have an opportunity to explore some great cuisine prepared by  junior chefs of Okanagan College and to support African children orphaned by AIDS on Saturday, Nov. 19, 5 to 10 p.m. Kelowna Grandmothers for Africa and the Okanagan Chefs Association will host the 2nd annual evening of Discover Africa’s Culture and Cuisine in the At ... Continue Reading »

Our Town: Grandmas get political by yarn bombing 17th Avenue

Calgary Herald. November 3, 2016. By Jacquie Moore, Swerve. Nobody—not even the most intuitive poplar on the block—could have predicted that the runaway bestseller of this season would be a tome by a German forest ranger concerned with the emotional lives of trees. And yet there, on the New York Times top-20 non-fiction list—just beneath Bruce Springsteen’s memoir—sits Peter Wohllenben’s The Hidden Lif ... Continue Reading »