Local activist recognized with award

The Belleville Intelligencer, Tim Meeks, December 7, 2017 A lifetime of compassion and humanitarian outreach to Africa has earned Belleville’s Mieke Thorne a lifetime award from the Canadian Samaritans for Africa.  Thorne, a long-time activist and a member of Amnesty International, received the award in recognition of her selfless humanitarian outreach to Africa. Rose Kantiono, a Quinte Grannies for Africa f ... Continue Reading »

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1

The Oliver Chronicle, Marion Boyd, December 1, 2017 This year on World AIDS Day December 1 Canadian Grandmothers for Africa are celebrating the launch of a wonderful book,  “Powered by Love” that is already a critical read for anyone who is working on HIV and AIDS policy and funding internationally. The book puts grandmothers at the heart of the response to AIDS and gives voice to their expertise in s ... Continue Reading »

Grannies sell swags

Comox Valley Records, November 30, 2017 The Glacier Grannies will be selling their beautiful Christmas swags Dec. 8 at Thrifty’s on Cliffe Avenue from 10 am – 4 pm, and Dec. 9 at Scotiabank on Comox Avenue, 10 am – 4 pm. Grannies have been gathering a variety of fresh greenery and berries, ribbons and baubles to make these sturdy, festive ornaments for your home. All sales will support African grandmothers a ... Continue Reading »

Parksville craft fair to help grannies in Africa

Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Adam Kevton, November 23, 2017 Through 10 years of work, the Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers have raised about $450,000 to support grandmothers in Africa. The local group hopes to raise thousands of dollars more starting with their next event: the 10th Christmas Extravaganza running Nov. 24-25 in Parksville. Grandmothers and grand-others with the group have been working year-r ... Continue Reading »

Quesnel women help grandmothers in Africa

Quesnel Cariboo Observer, Ken Alexander, November 22, 2017 Joan McNaughton is the chair of the Quesnel Gold Pan Grannies – affiliated with the Stephen Lewis Foundation – and she says the recent fabric and yarn sale was a great success for the Grannies. McNaughton adds the funds are going to the foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. “This is one of numerous fundraisers we do through the year. T ... Continue Reading »