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Nelson Grans helping turn the tide

Nelson Grans to Grans grandkids help make the crafts that will be part of the November 18 dinner event. - photo submited
Nelson Grans to Grans grandkids help make the crafts that will be part of the November 18 dinner event.
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On November 18, the Nelson Grans to Grans are once more cooking and serving an African Dinner at the Nelson United Church. Doors open at 4:30 p.m..

The event will include a silent auction, entertainment by local artists, and there will be a market place. They are excited by the support they have gotten in years past and are also inspired by the grandkids enthusiasm for preparing their crafts to offer for sale.

The Nelson Grans to Grans are one of over 240 groups across Canada that are part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. They work to support African grandmothers who are turning the tide of AIDS in their communities.

The Grandmothers Campaign is an initiative of the Stephen Lewis Foundation which works with community projects on the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic in 15 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. They support women, children orphaned by AIDS and the indomitable grandmothers who have stepped in to care for them.

Kenneth Mugayehwenki from Reach One Touch One Ministries (ROTOM) in Uganda says, “Ugandan grandmothers are rising up: We can change things. We have others fighting for us and we are not finished.”

Tickets are on a sliding scale of $15-20 each for adults and $10 each for children under 12 years of age. Only 120 tickets are available for this event.  Tickets can be purchased at Cottons on Baker and Sensations Dress Shop on Josephine.

 

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