Category Archives: EVENT


Dior Exhibit – 7 intrepid members visited the amazing Dior collection at the Glenbow on May 14. The garments, embellishments and jewelry brought back fond memories of film stars from the 50’s (Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn)! We so admired the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the master sewers of that era. Thanks to you who came out!!!

Sat. June 22 at 1:15PM- Canmore Stride. Annual STRIDES (walks) are organized by many grandmother groups across Canada to fundraise and create awareness about our groups and the important work we do! Join us for fun and exercise as we walk with our sister group in Canmore on June 22nd. Carpooling is being organized! Another social opportunity to get to know our fellow members on a more personal level. You can sign up at message@ujamaagrandmas or at

Please sign up now or by June 15th to allow time to organize the carpooling.

Reminder: Members from the Speakers Bureau are available for presentations to other groups you are involved with. Email



Here are some of the ways that members of the Campaign continue to gather across regions to exchange ideas and connect with one another.

This month the New Member Conference Call will be held on Monday, June 17th at 12:30 PM Eastern Time. These calls are intimate and informative opportunities for new members to learn more about the Stephen Lewis Foundation and the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

We also host monthly Campaign Calls to take a deeper dive into questions and themes that you’ve told us are on your minds. The June Call will be a Fundraising Ideas Exchange!

Join us on Thursday, June 20th at 12:30 PM Eastern Time for a Campaign-wide brainstorm session about fundraising events and initiatives. Come curious, with ideas and questions for other groups, and your own top tips and stories about what fundraising strategies have been the most successful for your group in the past.

For New Member or Campaign Call dial-in details, RSVP to, or through the Grandmothers Campaign website:


Dear Ujamaa Grandmas,

We would like to invite you to join us for this year’s Stride to Turn the Tide in Canmore.

We are planning a fairly informal Stride using our Canmore Seniors’ Association as a meeting and gathering point. Weather can be a real challenge in June so having such a place with comfortable facilities is important and parking is available.  We will gather about 1.15 PM in order to start walking along the Canmore paths and trails at 1.30.  It is our plan to send people out in small groups but wearing our Granny scarves and with a local Granny to “guide”.  We will then come back for Tea/coffee and a celebration cake (since it is the 10th Annual Stride) at 3.00 p.m.  We have set up a team fundraising page if any of your group would like to contribute.  To do so, click on Mountain Grannies and then donate and follow the instructions.
WHAT: Stride to Turn the Tide
WHEN: June 22, 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM or so
WHERE: Canmore Seniors’ Association, 600 9th Street, Canmore.

In order to plan for the event it would be helpful if you could let us know of the numbers planning to come closer to the time; by about June 15th. (email:

We do hope some of you will be able to make it.

Warm Regards,
Marilyn Wilson
Mountain Grannies