Grandmother’s groups across Canada continue to be very virtually active. Innovative fundraising ideas are sparking lots of events. The concert to mark the 15th Anniversary of the Campaign has created a buzz across the country. Groups are already sharing the concert details with members and sharing on social media. Some groups have come up with ways to support the show locally by organizing fundraising activities in support of the concert. You can view the trailer for it HERE.
In several regions, groups have taken to holding collaborative events, group meetings and supporting each other’s fundraisers as a way to increase connection, solidarity, and impact. This has helped groups that have taken a more relaxed pace this year to find new ways to re-engage in the movement. Please check out this poster for information about an interesting event organised by the GUGU GOGOS. They invite us to Join them for the launch of Contemporary African Voices, a webinar series shining a light on acclaimed sub-Saharan writers. My GRL partner Judy and I are hosting a Zoom meeting for our region of South Alberta on Wednesday, April 7 at 10:00 AM. This is an opportunity for us to get together with our neighbour groups and find out what’s going on with them. We will be joined by our SLF staff coordinator Ruth-Anne who will give us all the latest news from the foundation. Please let me know if you would like to join us.
As always the popular Grandmothers’ Campaign Call will be on the third Thursday of the month. Thursday, April 15 at 10.30 MST email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Alison, your Grandmother’s Regional Liaison (GRL) for South Alberta