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Join UJAMAA GRANDMAS for a repeat of the popular two-day workshop with Tracy Franks, local ceramics artist and teacher. We will be making buttons, pendants, trivets and other small items that can be added to our handcrafted items or sold at our fall BBB sale.
Day 1, Sunday May 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. We will be creating our clay pieces, which will be fired during the following week.
Day 2, Sunday June 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. We will be glazing our fired pieces.
After you register, you will be contacted to confirm your registration and location within a day or two and will also receive a list of workshop requirements at that time. We have room for 10.
Once we reach 10, we will take standby registrations.



It’s that time of year again!  We’ve been offered the opportunity to distribute robes at the SAIT Spring Convocation for an honorarium.  It’s a very worthwhile event.  Last year our
honorarium was $3,700.
This year the dates are June 13 – 15 with with one shift on June 13, two on June 14 and one on June 15 for a total of four shifts.
Each shift is about 5 hours with a break between handing out the robes and collecting them at the end of the event.  Ten volunteers are required for each of the four shifts.
This is a great opportunity to both raise funds and to socialize and meet other UJAMAA GRANDMAS.
SAIT – 1301 16th Ave NW, Calgary
* Busy times will be near the beginning and end of each shift while robes are being distributed and collected.
* During the 2+ hour ceremonies, volunteers should be able to leave for a coffee or a meal on campus or nearby.
* Expect lots of walking and some light lifting.
* Wear neat casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
* Bring reading glasses if you require them as each gown is labelled for a particular graduate.


Please complete all sections of the form. You will know you have successfully submitted your form when you see a message to that effect. You will be contacted within a few days to confirm your schedule.

Thanks for volunteering. We can’t do it without you.


JEWELRY CRAFTERS:   If you want to create handmade jewelry for the Bags, Babies, and Beyond sale, please join us the first Wednesday morning of every month.
  • Karen McManus will share her stash of beads, buttons, findings, old jewelry that needs to be “repurposed”, and ideas for pieces that could sell well.
  • Leigh Aquart Leigh Aquart will share her stash of beads, findings, embellishments and coach anyone who wants to try bead weaving (peyote stitch, brick stitch, Ndebele stitch and using a bead loom).
The first get-together is on Wednesday June 7 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 NOON.
After you register, you will be contacted to confirm your registration and location within a day or two. There is room for a maximum of 6 people at these informal workshops.
Coffee and tea will be provided. Please bring your own snacks and reading glasses too!