Join us in a little nostalgic trip through our past via these photos. Starting in 2006, and traveling through time up to 2015, we share events, sales, gatherings, and connections with members, customers, other grandmother groups, and Stephen Lewis Foundation and Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign representatives.
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2006 FIRST STAND-ALONE SALE – Items on sale at the first stand-alone sale as Purses for Africa. 2006 SALE VOLUNTEERS – Volunteers at the first Purses for Africa sale. 2006 SALE ENTERTAINMENT – “Support African Grandmas!” – the Raging Grannies provide entertainment at the 2006 sale. 2007 RAISING AWARENESS – Grandmother Florence telling stories at Woodcliff United Church, Mothers’ Day, 2007. 2007 SHARING THE MESSAGE – Grandmothers Florence and Zubeda and members of the Sisika watch a cultural presentation. 2008 FABRIC and YARN SALE – The first FABRIC & YARN sale; a now famous annual event at Woodcliff United Church. 2008 FABRIC and YARN SALE VOLUNTEERS – Ellen Monaghan, Suzanne Duhamel and Judith Watt sort fabric for the first FABRIC & YARN SALE in 2008. 2008 MARDA LOOP SALE – UJAMAA GRANDMAS Handcrafts Sale moved to Marda Loop Communities Association and became BAGS, BABIES & BEYOND PARTNERSHIPS – Jan Heath volunteering at Ten Thousand Villages Partnership Day. This partnership continues today with a portion of the day’s sales proceeds going to UJAMAA GRANDMAS. 2010 SWAZILAND GATHERING – Yvonne Way shown here with African grandmothers at the Swaziland Gathering. 2010 AFRIGRAND CARAVAN – The Afrigrand Caravan brings Grandmother Tsabele and grand-daughter Thandeka to Calgary. 2010 BAGS BABIES and BEYOND – Volunteers appear ready for the doors to open at Marda Loop Communities Association. 2010 STEPHEN LEWIS VISIT – Stephen Lewis paid UJAMAA GRANDMAS a visit at McDougall United Church in November as a result of the Scrabble Competition. KAZURI JEWELRY – Hilda Hunter was UJAMAA GRANDMAS first Kazuri Jewelry representative. 2012 BAKE SALE – Anne Taylor, Jan Robinson, Merle Young and Karen McManus tend the table at the Bake Sale at the Justice Film Festival. 2011 BAGS BABIES and BEYOND – Volunteers appear for the first time in our now signature aprons at BAGS, BABIES & BEYOND at Marda Loop. 2011 SCHOOL VISIT – Louise Breadner, Carole Carlton, Yvonne Way and Diane Woods at Dr. Morris Gibson School for the Red Shoelaces Campaign event. 2012 FASHION SHOW – UJAMAA GRANDMAS volunteers model outfits with friends and relatives at the first Fashion Show at Varsity Community Hall. Photo by Jeff Turner. 2013 VANCOUVER TRIBUNAL – Kathy O’Grady, Anne Taylor, Carla Lofting, Janice Meeking, Louise Breadner, Alison Longson, Jan Heath and Ellen Monaghan at the African Grandmothers’ Tribunal in Vancouver. 2013 ART POSTER – This poster was for the Celebrating African Grandmothers: Heroes of the Continent traveling art exhibit which visited Calgary during the Regional Gathering. 2014 GATHERINGS – Record-breaking attendance of 51 members at a South Gathering at Sewing World. 2014 ETHIOPIA GATHERING – Alison Longson on the Grandmothers Campaign trip to Ethiopia. Photo by AlexisMacDonald 014 SHARING THE MESSAGE – Alison Longson shares her experience in Ethiopia with the Calgary Association of Life-Long Learners. At the second Fashion Show UJAMAA GRANDMAS members and friends act as models. Stephen Lewis pays a surprise visit to the 2015 FABRIC & YARN SALE. The lineup of enthusiastic shoppers snakes around the block before the opening of the 2015 FABRIC & YARN SALE. 2015 FABRIC SALE – A sampling of unearthed treasures at the 2015 FABRIC & YARN SALE. 2015 AGM – UJAMAA GRANDMAS members with 2015 AGM guest speaker Ida Mukuka from the Stephen Lewis Foundation. 2015 HANDCRAFTS – A small sampling of the variety of items on offer at BAGS, BABIES & BEYOND. 2015 SAIT CONVOCATION – UJAMAA GRANDMAS volunteer at the 2015 SAIT Fall Convocation Ceremony. 2015 COLOROSO EVENT – Barbara Coloroso meets with Claire Scott and Ellen Monaghan at Temple B’nai Tikvah.
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