We have had confirmation about the great speakers for our Alberta Grandmothers Provincial Gathering in Red Deer on September 15th and 16th.

Ida Nambeya Mukuka, Senior Advisor to the Grandmothers Campaign, will be returning to Alberta to share her experiences in Australia where she has been visiting the newly-formed Grandmothers groups there. Having had the pleasure of Ida visiting here, we know what an inspiration she is as she shares stories of our African grandmothers.

Joanne Henry, Director of Learning and Resource Development at the Foundation, will be there as well. She is the author of the long-awaited book, Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa. To be published in October, it draws on the hundreds of interviews with grandmothers in both sub-Saharan Africa and Canada.
Both speakers will bring us together and affirm our work with their presentations.

More specific information about registration and workshops will be coming soon from GrammaLink Africa, our Red Deer hosts.

We will be organizing our contribution to the Gathering – the Saturday morning breakfast buffet. We will be asking for baking and volunteers closer to the date.

So, save the date, and come join the Grandmothers of Alberta as we step into the next decade of the Campaign. Together is best!