Guelph GoGo Grandmothers (4Gs)

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We are an enthusiastic, friendly group of gogos, ('grandmothers'  in Zulu) and GrandOthers

We talk, we listen, we learn, we laugh, and we plan and create ways to help African Grandmothers, who face incredible challenges caring for orphaned children and being leaders in their communties. They are our inspiration!

Regular, pre-scheduled meetings: third Tuesday from Sept to June.
4Gs meeting hallAt Unifor Hall (designated historical schoolhouse) 
 ( 611 Silvercreek Pkwy N. - just north of Woodlawn - Guelph Bus 2B)

Check us out at our next meeting: Tues morning, SEPT. 19
Socal time: 9:00 am ~ Meeting time: 9:30 am

Expect a warm welcome! Click here to see our meeting structure 

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4Gs logoWe are one of 250+ Canadian and Australian groups of GrandMothers and GrandOthers, committed to contributing to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers (G2G) Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF).
SLF works in partnership with community-based organizations in Sub -Saharan Africa , "Turning the tide of AIDS in Africa"!
(Click here to learn about our beginnings and our beautiful logo.)

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We pool our unique resources: time, money, talents and passions - through our activities of  fundraising, education and advocacy.
All proceeds donated to the Grandmothers Campaign, an initiative of the Stephen Lewis Foundation:  

Stephen Lewis Foundation
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1. To raise funds for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation 

2. To raise awareness in ourselves and in our community of the needs of African grandmothers and the grassroots work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

3. To build solidarity among African and Canadian grandmothers in order to better understand and sustain the vital work being done to turn the "Tide of AIDS" in Africa.

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"We will not rest until they rest."
Canadian grandmothers' statement of commitment made at the birth of the
Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign
(Toronto 2006)

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Wednesday afternoon, May 31,  2017 from 1:30 to 4 pm
 At the River Run Centre: Guelph. Reception with live music and refreshments followed.

THIRD AGE LEARNING GUELPH celebrated 30 years of learning and fellowship with a party and benefit event for the Stephen Lewis Foundation
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Keynote Speaker was Ilana Landsberg-Lewis

African Grandmothers mobilizing to end AIDS"


South Africa Grandmother with grandchild photo Alexis MacDonaldIlana Landsberg-Lewis stirred our hearts when she described the way African grandmothers stepped up at the heart of the AIDS crisis in Africa to become the linchpin of survival for their families and communities. She told us how African grandmothers have begun to rally to claim their human rights.
Ilana told their remarkable story of resilience and mobilization. She spoke of the 10 years of solidarity that have brought the African grandmothers to this critical historical moment of social change. We were
mesmerized and touched.

A donation of $5,000 was gratefully accpeted by Ilana.

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On Dec 1,  over 30 Canadian grandmother groups organized and participated in a nationwide series of #GrandmothersCampaign flash mobs 

Guelph's 4Gs, along with GAFFA guests, were proud to be part of it.
CLICK HERE   to watch the Flash Mob compilation.

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SLF logo with childWe're helping Turn the Tide

Making life better for this child and every child!



4Gs picnic meeting June 2015

 Photo courtesy of Laurie Goodman (June 16, 2015)

Laura Goodman -brilliant phtographer

Part of Laurie's photo shoot for Loving Hands: Recipes and Reflections, the 4Gs cookbook. $20 - - -  Click here for details and to place an order


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What's New?

Fabulous Fabric and Fibre Frenzy (4Fs)

Friday, Oct. 20 -  6 to 8 pm 
Saturday, Oct 21 - 
9:00 to 2:00
Dublin Street United Church: Guelph
4Fs Sorting Work-bee
Twice-weekly sorting work-bees
A large quantity of quality material is already to be sold.
- fabric, fibre, notions, yarn,  pattern books, costume/decor patterns, buttons, notions.
CLICK HERE for more details

 ~ Annual Plant Sale Continues ~ 

Mary's Plant Sale. Mothers Day 2016
Mary's Green Thumb has nourished an array of quality perennials for your garden.
63 Arkell Rd. (just off Gordon)

~At the same address Bicycle Bob's bikes~

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Click here for details

Calling for item ideas
Contact Market Team through Webmaster



GoGoAngels on line for Home Page
Thank you B.C. Glacier Grannies for sharing.
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Check them out.
Bubbling workbee Royal City Park 2016

4Gs making wands at a work-bee in Royal City Park and grandson successfully testing the buble recipe and the wand.

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Why Frog Has No Tail

Griots present a new story
See Photos


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4Gs Anniversary Celebration  Party
A decade of learning and fund-raising to support the Grandmothers' Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
So much to celebrate!!
So many reasons to re-dedicate!!

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 We raised $56,203.95 in 2016
Ten year total $323,115.46

Sample successful 2016 events!


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We've been on Rogers TV
Guelph Cable 20
Producer Jan Hamilton filmed
4Gs part of the cross-Canada Flash Mob
(Plus 4Gs at our May meeting
and performance of the 4Gs Griots at Priory Park Public School)

Videos part of 4Gs Library
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Loving Hands: Recipes & Reflections 
Every sale supports a great cause! e-mail