Nelson Grans helping turn the tide

On November 18, the Nelson Grans to Grans are once more cooking and serving an African Dinner at the Nelson United Church.

Nelson Grans to Grans grandkids help make the crafts that will be part of the November 18 dinner event.

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.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

No games, no fans: Nelson Soccer adjusts to pandemic restrictions

The association has been offering skills training at Lakeside Park

COLUMN: Think local first more vital than ever

Tom Thomson writes about how the Chamber of Commerce is helping local business

New book reappraises Silvery Slocan mining rush

Peter Smith has published Silver Rush: British Columbia’s Silvery Slocan 1891-1900

21 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in B.C. as virus ‘silently circulates’ in broader community

Health officials urge British Columbians to enjoy summer safely as surge continues

Tough time for tree fruits as some B.C. farm products soar

Province reports record 2019 sales, largely due to cannabis

‘Let’s all do a self-check’: Okanagan mayor reacts to racist vandalism targeting local family

Home of Indo-Canadian family in Summerland was targeted on evening of July 13

Province agrees to multimillion-dollar payout for alleged victims of Kelowna social worker

Robert Riley Saunders is accused of misappropriating funds of children — often Indigenous — in his care

B.C. businessman David Sidoo gets 3 months behind bars for college admissions scam

Sidoo was sentenced for hiring someone take the SATs in place of his two sons

PHOTOS: Inside a newly-listed $22M mega-mansion on ALR land in B.C.

The large home, located on ALR land, is one of the last new mansions to legally be built on ALR land

Thousands of dollars in stolen rice found in B.C. warehouse

Police raid seizes $75,000 in ‘commercial scale’ theft case

COVID-19 gives B.C. First Nation rare chance to examine tourism’s impact on grizzly bears

With 40 infrared cameras deployed in Kitasoo-Xai’Xais territory, research will help develop tourism plan with least impact on bears

NDP wants Lower Mainland MLA removed from BC Liberal caucus for alleged homophobia

BC Liberal leader, some MLAs apologize for Christian magazine ads but Laurie Throness doubles down

Most Read