Click here to read Anna Petruzella’s fall 2019 newsletters with more information about the October 17 lunch with Idah Mukada as well as additional information for all Grandmothers.

The breakfast meeting of all North Bay Grans on Friday, June 14, at 9:00 a.m. at the Home Style Café was attended by 19 Grans.  At the meeting the new steering committee was introduced: 

Anna Petruzella


Marg Mullan 


Cher Harvey


Anne Lawson 


Marilyn Brady 


Our new treasurer is Helen Manning.  Mary Ann Jones will continue designing posters and taking photographs.  Suzanne Brooks will continue to be available to give presentations about her trips to Africa.  Caroline Haist will continue to be in charge of the website.

In addition to announcing these changes, Grans discussed a number of fund-raising ideas.  The steering committee will meet soon to compile a list of suggestions and will share them with all Grans.  If you have an idea and were unable to attend the meeting, please email one of the members of the committee so that she can add your idea to the list.  Or you can send your email to


The new steering committee has decided to keep membership fees at $10. If you have not had an opportunity to pay your fees for 2019, please click on the Membership tab at the top of this page for more information.

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.

For addition information about what Grandmothers around the country are doing, go to


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Photos (above) are of Idah Mukaka, Field Representative of SLF in Lusaka, Zambia, making her presentation to North Bay Grandmothers at the home of Wynne Blair on October 17.  For more photos, click here.  If you missed hearing Idah at the meeting, you can hear her speaking by going to http://grandmotherspartneringwithafrica.com/ida-mukuka.

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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