Sunday, July 20, 2008

July Meeting

Our next meeting is

Tuesday, July 29th
9:30 am

Viv's place:

18 First Ave.Wellington, Ont.

See you there!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Advocay Project

A very important petition has been organized by the Grandmothers Campaign.
The petition is probably the most important advocacy activity that grandmothers across Canada will be undertaking this year.
It is our responsibility to find venues for collecting signatures.
It is the hope to get so many signatures and so much attention when they're presented on or around International Women's Day next year that the pressure to our Government will really be applied.
Each group must send in the petitions as a "group"--- there are even more rules, but I will not bore/ overwhelm you. I will be the main repository of the petitions.

Filled petition sheets will be gathered at every monthly meeting.
Below are all the documents you need to start gathering signatures.
Canadian citizens of all ages can sign the petition!!
If you wish addtional information I invite you to visit the Grandmothers website directly by clicking here.
Click on the icon on the far right of each document toolbar to open a larger file in a new window. You can then print your own copies.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

5 Years On

The latest edition of Grassroots is now available and celebrates 5 years of the SLF.
Taking the time to go through these pages will inspire.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Make A Difference

Prime Minister Stephen Harper left for the G8 meeting in Japan on Thursday, but not before he was presented with thousands of wishes from Canadians that he do his part to fight global poverty...
Click here to learn more and make a difference at the G8.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Grassroots Magazine

If you have not had a chance to visit the Stephen Lewis Foundation web site you may have missed exploring the magazine, Grassroots.

Click on the cover and find out more on what's happening at the foundaton.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Scrabble Fundraiser?

Good Words for Africa

Click on the picture above to learn more about this idea for a Grannies benefit.
Should the Mbuyas get involved with this one?
Maybe we could get the Grannies from Belleville and Brighton and where-ever-else involved in a group effort?
The more the merrier...
Sounds like fun!?!
What do you think?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

SLF June Events

The Stephen Lewis Foundation collects information on HIV/AIDS events ranging from speeches to fundraisers to airing of documentaries on HIV/AIDS, particularly in Africa. Click here for a list of June events.
One thing that caught my eye is the Washi Bazaar - celebrating traditional Japanese paper being held June 8th, in Toronto.
The image above is a Washi Paper Cutout created by Toronto artist Barbara Klunder.
Not only can we fill our personal date book with wonderful events but-- maybe--the listings will inspire an event of our own. Take a look!