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. We look forward to 2019 being another very successful year.


Fundraising Events for 2019

We are always very grateful to our 
community supporters.

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

It will be 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 will sell 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 is always another attractive feature. 

Stayed tuned for additional information on this event as we get closer to May and Mothers Day.

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.
Well, we did it again. 2018's book exchange was another resounding success. Over 100 people came to the event. Our 'crafters' really out did themselves by producing a plethora of items for sale.  In the end, we raised another $3,075 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
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.

A group of committed members from the Grassroot Grannies are currently sorting out all the details of this event and soon we will have much more information posted on the website so please come back and visit our site again.