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Our May 4 fundraiser, An Evening of Music by the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir at St. Andrews United Church, was a success. Thanks to everyone who sold tickets and attended.  Our share of the proceeds after expenses is $1287.33.  We also received cheques totalling $275 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.  Photos above and on the left:  the choir; Cher Harvey and Heli Vail, ticket collectors; Anne Bell, informing the audience about Grandmothers; Brenda Robertson, introducing the choir; Bunty Swanson with the choir and the North Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra behind her, thanking everyone; Brenda Robertson, thanking Tom Jones, symphony conductor; and Bunty Swanson thanking Brenda Robertson.

The meeting of all Grans on planned for Wednesday, March 27, to discuss events for the coming year and the replacement of board members has been postponed.  As soon as we have a date, time, and venue, you will receive an email.

For a complete list of all fundraising suggestions made at our November 17, 2017, meeting (with recent updates) as well as photos, click here.

Thanks to those who have already paid their $10 membership fee for 2017-18.  If you have not, please mail a cheque to Bunty Swanson, 990 Tilley St., North Bay, ON P1B 5A6 or drop by (please call first - 705-474-4044) with your cheque or cash for membership or to pick up business cards to advertise North Bay Grans. 

Click here for more information about membership or email northbaygrans@gmail.com. You can also call Bunty at 705-474-4044.

For Granny Bulletins  - "your source for news, stories and information about exciting initiatives from the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign , click here.

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North Bay Grandmothers for Africa

The North Bay Grandmothers for Africa is a chapter of Grandmothers to Grandmothers of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.  Our mission is twofold:

To raise awareness and engage Canadians in the struggle to turn the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa.

To raise funds to support the projects of African grandmothers in their struggle to care for their orphaned grandchildren.  


In September 2008, a small group of friends founded our chapter and introduced it to the public with the help of Marianne Beer of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Since then North Bay Grandmothers have raised over $61,890 for Grandmothers for Africa.  Click on the Fund Raising tab above for details.

Below are thank-you notes North Bay Grandmothers received in August 2017 from the Grandmothers Campaign Team and from Regional Director Asmita Persaud for our 2015 fundraising efforts:

In May 2010 we sponsored Suzanne Brooks, a local grandmother, as one of 40 Canadian grandmothers at the First African Grandmothers Conference in Swaziland.  To view some of Suzanne's photos click here.

Suzanne will be making a presentation of her recent (2015) trip to Uganda representing Canadian Grandmothers at the May 25 fashion show. 

You can find more information about the Grandmothers event in Uganda by visiting the fall 2015 edition of Grassroots.  Go to stephenlewis.org. There you can sign up for your own copy of Grassroots.



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