We are thinking globally and acting locally.  Many of our activities involve fundraising - all for the purpose of supporting the Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. We also reach out into the community by speaking in schools, churches and retirement residences. Since 2006 Grassroot Grannies have raised $638,401 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.  In 2018, we raised $88,171 through our annual events and through sales of our beautiful hand-sewn and hand-crafted products. Already 2019 is proving to be another very successful year.


Fundraising Events for 2019

We are always very grateful to our 
community supporters.

This was our 13th year holding the popular Plant Sale and Market Place...and we're counting on it being a very good event.

It was held on Saturday, May 11, at the same lovely home as last year - Carol and Arnold Redmond at 65 Knudson Avenue.

In addition to the wonderful array of healthy perennial plants we sold many note cards, hand-painted bird houses, stained glass 'arc-en-ciel garden ornaments, recycled garden treasures and unique small floral arrangements.  The raffle table of eclectic gift items was another attractive feature. 

Proudly we raised $6,000 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Canadian grannies 
African grannies
BOOKS & BREAKFAST BUFFET-  Date to be determined
Ride to Turn the Tide - September 4, 5 & 6 - 2019
We want to thank the Kanata Golf and Country Club for their continued support over the past seven years. They have graciously provided the space as well as catered an excellent hot breakfast buffet. ​

Enjoy the scrolling pictures of last year's event.
A team of grannies are already working together to plan for this annual event. As soon as these plans have been finalized they will be posted on our website.  We encourage you to to keep checking in the find out all the details.
2019 marks a milestone for the Grassroot Grannies as it is our 10th year for the very successful Ride To Turn The Tide.  

As per former years the RIDE is a three-day bike tour through Eastern Ontario starting and finishing at the Bustakah store in Stittsville Ontario. We will be making our way through the towns of Aston, Almonte, Perth, Rideau Ferry, Merrickville and Metcalfe and will be graciously hosted by several different grandmothers groups and church organizations along the way.  It is a perfect formula that has proven successful each year.

To mark this special 10th year of the RIDE the fundraising goal is $65,000.  There are 24 cyclists participating in this year.  Each has committed to raise $1,500.  But knowing how successful they have been in the past most cyclists surpass their goals but much more.

How to sponsor a rider
You can help sponsor a rider by clicking here

This link will bring you automatically to the Grassroot Grannies team fundraising page where you can choose to support an individual cyclist or the the entire team.  
It is easy, quick and safe.  And each on-line donor receives immediately an income tax receipt from the Foundation.
Your support is greatly appreciated.

We would like to acknowledge and thank a new sponsor for this year's RIDE.  Welcome Carling Dentistry to our team of fabulous supporters.
Check out this fabulous promotional YouTube video on this year's RIDE.  Click here.