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Saturday June 8, 2019 Yoga Day and Walk in the Park. Stay tuned for more details
November 7, 2019 Mike Daley will be back to present a different program accompanied by his wife, Jill at Lula Lounge. Stay tuned for more details
Ilana Landsberg Lewis:
Extract from her annual letter to Grandmothers and Grandothers
“The ripple effects across generations, through tens of thousands of lives, both in sub-Saharan Africa, and in the Campaign and our own families and communities, and as a global inspiration – of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign and the $33 million raised – is simply revolutionary, stirring, and intensely meaningful. As I write, I feel words are inadequate to capture the significance of your dedication and tireless efforts, and the extraordinary strides and life-altering progress made by the African Grandmothers and their grassroots organizations. It fills our hearts and keeps us in exhilarated lock-step with you!”
Grandmothers Partnering With Africa (GPWA) came together in late 2011 through a shared desire to join the thousands of Canadian grandmothers and "grandothers" who are stepping up to the challenge of raising awareness and funds to fight the spread of AIDS in Africa.
African grandmothers are central to the life of their communities. They are caring for millions of children orphaned by AIDS. They display astonishing reserves of love, courage and resilience, even while grieving the loss of their own adult children.
GPWA is proud to be part of this Campaign and to support the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Astounding but true, 90 cents of every dollar raised in the Grandmothers Campaign goes directly to these on-the-ground initiatives, not to administration, bureaucracy, or government departments.
If you are interested in attending one of our programs or joining our group please contact us at:
Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust - A grandmother and her grandchildren
Photo by: Gillian Mathurin
Grandmothers Holding Hands - Photo by: Peter Bregg