Guelph GoGo Grandmothers (4Gs)

HOLD THE DATE: 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

 At the River Run Centre: Guelph
Reception with live music and refreshments to follow
Tickets $20
(soon available at the River Run Centre or
[More details to follow]

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                                                               WORLD AIDS DAY FLASH MOB

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A) . .What's something special  that could be done to recognize "10 Years in Solidarity" in addition to all the special gatherings with African field workers who brought their stories to us? (Thank you for your Airoplan Miles donations.)

B) . .How to call the world’s attention to the scale of the global AIDS epidemic and the herculean role African grandmothers are playing in the response?  

1. . .Organize hundreds of grandmothers and grandothers across Canada to participate in Flash Mobs. 
2. WHEN?  What better day than World AIDS Day 2016 when attention is already focussed on AIDS? 

And so it was that 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?

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

 Work-bee to make tails and masks for Griots' new story
See Photos


the latest successful
Market item
GoGoAngels on line
Thank you B.C. Glacier Grannies for sharing.
Check them out
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January 17th meeting
Cancelled due to freezing rain
usiness conducted online.


4Gs meeting hallNext meeting:
Tues February 21st
Unifor Hall
on Silvercreek

December lunch meeting in pictures

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See our Meeting structure

Expect a warm welcome!
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Susan, membership secretary, will meet and greet you with a smile.

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4Gs Anniversary Celebration  Party
A decade of learning and fund-raising in solidarity with 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 and Reflections 
Every sale supports a great cause! e-mail

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We're helping Turn the Tide

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Making life better for this child and every child!