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 472,790 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Last year, 2016, was our best year yet, as we raised $82,418 through our three annual events and sales of our beautiful hand-crafted products.  


Fundraising Events for 2017

We are very grateful to our 2017 community supporters.

Our 11th annual Plant Sale & Market Place was again a huge success.  Close to $7,000 was raised for the Grandmothers Campaign.

The Market Place area was overflowing with high quality gently-used jewellery again this year at bargain prices.  In addition, our sought-after flower, bird and African note cards, hand-painted bird houses, stained glass 'arc-en-ciel garden ornaments, recycled garden treasures and small floral arrangements were also big sellers.  The raffle table of eclectic gift items was always another popular feature.  

In its 11th year, this event is becoming a sought-after spring sale in Kanata.
Check out the promotional video on this year's RIDE
Our appreciation
We want to thank our sponsors for their wonderful support: Green Thumb, Rock Wall Gardens, Ferme Lève tôt, and Richmond Nurseries.

We also want to thank the Whitemans for their hospitality and generosity at whose house the sale was held.

This year twenty-two cyclists and 4 support persons will participate in the 260 km ride over 2 1/2 days.  

Each year the RIDE team has risen to the challenge of meeting and surpassing their fundraising goal.  This year, the 8th year for the RIDE, the Grassroot Grannies have set their goal for $55,000.
To support an individual cyclist or the Grassroot Grannies team please 
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We thank you for your support.

Canadian grannies 
African grannies
Ride to Turn the Tide - September 6, 7 & 8 - 2017
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 an excellent hot breakfast buffet. 

The Grassroot Grannies will again hold their ever-popular book exchange on November 3, 2017 at the Kanata Golf & Country Club. 

As always, a wonderful buffet breakfast will be offered, as well as loads of 'crafty' items will be available for purchase for the upcoming Christmas season.  

You'll not want to miss this fun event.  Tickets sell out fast so contact any one of the Grassroot Grannies for a ticket.

Photo of many of the cyclists in this year's ride.  Click here to read an article published by Wayne Scanlan in the Ottawa Citizen, July 7, 2017.