Guelph GoGo Grandmothers (4Gs)

IT WAS A SUPERB EVENT: Wednesday afternoon, May 31st,  2017 at 1:30 to 4 pm

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

African Grandmothers mobilizing to end AIDS"


South Africa Grandmother with grandchild photo Alexis MacDonald"Ilana Landsberg-Lewis will discuss the way African grandmothers have stepped up at the heart of the AIDS crisis in Africa to become the linchpin of survival for their families and communities. African grandmothers have begun to rally to claim their human rights; it is a remarkable story of resilience and mobilization and Ilana will speak to the 10 years of solidarity that have brought the African grandmothers to this critical historical moment of social change."

At the River Run Centre: Guelph
Reception with live music and refreshments to follow
Tickets $20
Link to the River Run Centre
Click here to buy tickets

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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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4Gs: Who we are:

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.)

What we do:

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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Our objectives:

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)

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?

 ~ Annual Plant Sale ~ 
Mary's Plant Sale. Mothers Day 2016
May and June

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

Fabulous Fabric and Fibre Frenzy (4Fs)
We are collecting NOW!!  

Friday, Oct. 20 -  6 to 8 pm 
Saturday, Oct 21 - 
9:00 to 2:00
Dublin Street United Church: Guelph
How do I make a contribution?.

Contact Susan at or  519.826.0679
- fabric, fibre, notions, yarn,  pattern books, costume/decor patterns, buttons, notions.
CLICK HERE for more details



Why Frog Has No Tail

Griots get ready for new story
See Photos


Calling for items
Contact Market Team through Webmaster

Next Market at River Run May 31st

the latest successful
Market item
GoGoAngels on line
Thank you B.C. Glacier Grannies for sharing.
Check them out
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4Gs meeting hallNext meeting:
Tues morning,
May 16th
Socal time: 9:00 am
Meeting time:
9:30 am

Unifor Hall
on Silvercreek
(Just north of Woodlawn - Guelph Bus 2B

warm welcome3Expect a warm welcome!

Susan, membership secretary, will meet and greet you with a smile.

See our Meeting structure

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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!


logo 2006Applause, Applause
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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

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We're helping Turn the Tide

Making life better for this child and every child!