We’ve again been offered the opportunity to set up an information booth at the Calgary International Blues Festival by the producer of the Bluesfest, Cindy McLeod.

We will be given 2 wristbands (non-transferrable) for Thursday & Friday (one shift, two persons per day), and 4 wristbands (non-transferrable) for Saturday & Sunday (two shifts, two persons each shift per day).

This year the dates are August 1 – August 4 with one shift on August 1 and 2, two on August 3 and 4 for a total of six shifts. Two volunteers are required for each of the six shifts.

BONUS!!! Your wristband gives you full access on the day of your shift to the Bluesfest AND the Twilight Series Dance Party across the street at the Kerby Centre later that night. When deciding what shift you want, maybe check which musicians are playing that day before you make your selection.

We will be conducting a small silent auction, and selling a few small items including Blues themed jewelry beaded by one of our members. Instructions will be provided to volunteers at the venue.
The main function of the volunteers will be to promote our silent auction, our Fall sale and give out handouts about Ujamaa Grandmas and our work with the Grannies in Africa.

This is a great opportunity to socialize, meet Calgarians and give them an idea of what Ujamaa Grandmas and the Stephen Lewis Foundation are all about.

WHAT: Calgary International Blues Fest 2019
WHEN: August 1, 2, 3, 4
WHERE: Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 9th Avenue SW (10th St. SW C-train station next to this park)

Register HERE to volunteer

Many thanks to all you wonderful human beings!


Thank you to all of the people who continue to create wonderful items for the BB&B sale. We have had many questions about what to produce. Remember that our motto is “Make what you like, like what you make and have fun creating it.”

We are a boutique sale with our focus on unique items.

  • Hats with pom poms or interesting patterns.
  • Children’s hats with interesting themes.  Be sure to consider size.
  • Home decor items in modern colours and designs.  Bright colours.
  • Interesting, useful eco friendly items.
  • The ever-popular microwave bowls made carefully of all 100% cotton fabric, batting and thread.
  • The larger 12″ bowls and matching sets of different sizes are popular.

Our fabric custodian might have kits and supplies that you can use. Please send an email to if you would like supplies brought to the gatherings for you to use or if you have any questions or suggestions about products. There will be sale update in the August E-news. Thank you!



Serving on the board is a great way to get involved with Ujamaa Grandmas. You can play an important role in shaping role in shaping the future of our group.
We are looking for several enthusiastic members to replace directors that are retiring.
The position of Vice President is open as well as 2 members at large.
Someone with a communications background would be greatly appreciated.
The board usually meets once a month for approximately 2 hours.
If you would like more information please send an email to
Your name will be passed along to the nominating committee who can give you more information on positions.  If you know of someone who would make a great candidate, consider asking their permission to pass their name along so that we can be in touch with them.