Attend an Event

Thousands of people are holding events across Canada to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic and raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports community-based oroganizations that are turning the tide of HIV & AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.  

There might be an event happening in your community!  Check out the calendar below to find a local craft sale, participate in a walkathon, attend a concert, or hear Stephen Lewis speak.

To find an event hosted by a grandmothers group, please visit the calendar on the Grandmothers Campaign website.

If you are organizing an event, click here to register it with us, so we can support you by posting it to the calendar and sending you materials.

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Terra Nova Grannies Tea and Scrabble for a Good Cause!

The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd

St. John's, NL

Date: April 02, 2016 2pm

East Van Gogos 9th Annual Musical Brunch

The Grandview Room @ Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Dr

Vancouver, BC

Date: April 03, 2016 11am

Grey Grannies Bridge to Africa

Leisure Time Club, 100 Minnesota St.

Collingwood, Ontario

Date: April 03, 2016 1:00PM

Why History Matters: An Evening With Margaret MacMillan

Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W

Toronto, Ontario

Date: April 05, 2016 6:30pm

Campbell River Grandmothers to Grandmothers' Advanced Style Film Screening

Maritime Heritage Centre, 621 Island Hwy

Campbell River, BC, V9W 5C1

Date: April 08, 2016 7:00 pm

Metcalfe Grannies All About Kids Books, Beads & Breakfast

Anderson Links Golf and Country Club

Ottawa, ON

Date: April 08, 2016 09:30

Metcalfe Grannies All About Kids Invite you to enjoy Books, Beads Breakfast
Book Exchange -­ current gently used
Beads – gently used jewellery
And More-- (Credit Cards Accepted)
Breakfast: -­ delicious Buffet Breakfast 
Tickets are $25.00 per person. Please e-­mail: or Call: Joan 613-­821-­2505

Stephen Lewis and Maude Barlow in conversation

Oakham House, 63 Gould Street

Toronto, Ontario

Date: April 08, 2016 5:30 PM

As part of the Stephen Lewis Conversations series at Ryerson University, Stephen Lewis will speak with Maude Barlow, the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and Chair of the Board of the Washington-based Food and Water Watch. Their discussion, "Water: A crisis of Unimaginable Importance," will explore the environmental, economic, political, health, and legal aspects of water, both in Canada and around the world. 

Nelson Grans' Spring Bling Sale

Nelson United Church Hall, 602 Silica St

Nelson, British Columbia

Date: April 09, 2016 1:00 PM

Morinville HATS' Spring Fling

Morinville United Church, 9610 Morinville Drive

Morinville, Alberta

Date: April 09, 2016 10am

Join the Morinville HATS group for their annual Spring Fling!

The GANG presents Fabulous Fabric Frenzy

Strathearn United Church, 8510 95 Ave NW

Edmonton, AB

Date: April 09, 2016 9:30am

Join the GANG for their annual Fabulous Fabric Frenzy - a sale of unused DONATED fabric, yarn and notions that will be sold at BARGAIN prices. Sale day is truly a frenzy, but customers go home happy with their "bargain" purchases and knowing that they are also supporting the African grandmothers.

Grandmothers Partnering with Africa present Jazz at the Bistro

Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria Street

Toronto, Ontario

Date: April 14, 2016 6:00pm

Ujamaa Grandmas Fabric and Yarn Sale

Woodcliff United Church, 5010 Spruce Dr SW

Calgary, AB

Date: April 15, 2016 to April 16, 2016

Join the Ujamaa Grandmas for their 9th Annual Fabric and Yarn Sale, Friday April 15 from 3pm to 7:30pm, and Saturday, April 16 from 9am to 2:30pm.

Grands 'n' More Winnipeg Scrabble for Africa

St. Andrew's Church, 2700 Portage Ave

Winnipeg, MB, R3J 0R1

Date: April 16, 2016 1:00PM

Fenelon Falls G4G Musicathon

St. James Anglican Church, 19 Bond St E

Kawartha Lakes, ON K0M 1N0

Date: April 16, 2016 9:00 AM

Musicathon 2016 -  Saturday April 16, 9am to 5pm. St. James Church, Fenelon Falls

Come one, come all who have an enthusiasm for our local musical talent and want to support a good cause. The Fenelon Falls Grannies for Grannies have arranged a fun and fulfilling day for you. The event will take place from 9am to 5pm. It is run on the same principle as the Terry Fox Run. It is the talented, energetic, generous musicians who bring the pledges to support the cause.  Grannies for Grannies, our local Fenelon Falls chapter, is part of the Stephen Lewis foundation, Grandmothers’ Campaign.

The Stephen Lewis foundation supports community based organizations that are turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa by providing care to women, grandmothers, orphans and people living with HIV and AIDS. In 2008 the foundation reached over 200,000 children. The money goes directly to the grassroots, to communities hardest hit by the pandemic.

Come, see and hear the wide variety of talent that Marg Chalmers, the Grannies’ musical director has drawn from the City of Kawartha Lakes. Be moved by an earthy jazz singer, encourage child performers tinkling out their first few notes; be inspired by 30 voice choir; move to the beat of a full brass band; clog dance with Celtic fiddlers and pound out the beat in an African drum circle.  Come for an hour to support your favourite performer or make a whole day of it. This is the Grannies eighth annual Musicathon and it is bigger and better than ever! Watch in Kawartha Lakes this Week newspaper for the full performer schedule. Refreshments are available.  Audience admission by donation.

For further information contact Marg Chalmers at  (705) 887-2675 or email

Port Perry G-Moms Gala on the Greens

Royal Ashburn Golf Club, 995 Myrtle Road West

Whitby, ON

Date: April 16, 2016 10:00 AM

G Force's Annual Legends Luncheon

Melanie Pringles Restaurant, 80 Thickson Rd S

Whitby, Ontario

Date: April 17, 2016 1:00 PM

Glacier Grannies and Merville Grand Mothers' 5th Annual Dinner

Florence Filberg Centre Courtenay, 411 Anderton Ave

Courtenay, BC

Date: April 17, 2016 5:00 PM

Brookbanks and Old Orchard Blooms Present A Visit to Vienna with Master Class Players

Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive

North York, Ontario

Date: April 22, 2016 7:15pm

Gramma-Link Africa's Fabulous Fabric Sale

Gaetz United Church, 4758 50 St

Red Deer, AB

Date: April 23, 2016 9am

Join the GrammaLink-Africa group for their Fabulous Fabric Sale! Fabric for quilters, sewers, crafters, yarn, knitting needles, notions, sewing machine patterns, and of course good company and a fun day to be had. There will be something there for everyone!

Osoyoos Grandmothers for Africa Annual Spring Bling

Oliver United Church, 358th Ave

Oliver, British Columbia

Date: April 23, 2016 9:00 AM

Come join the Oliver and Osoyoos grandmothers on Saturday, April 23rd from 9am to 1pm at the Oliver United Church for the annual Spring Bling that will feature a sale of jewellery, accessories, home and garden decor!

Rotary Poker Walk for HIV/AIDS

Leuty Pavillion, Lee Avenue, Toronto, ON M4E, Canada

Toronto, Belleville, Ontario

Date: April 30, 2016 9:00 AM

The Stephen Lewis Foundation has been selected as the residual beneficiary of the 2016 Rotary Poker Walk for HIV/AIDS, taking place in Toronto and Belleville! 

PaGo Grannies 2nd Annual Potluck Dinner

United Church Hall, 3747 Church St, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1T5


Date: April 30, 2016 5:30 PM

The PaGo Grannies are having their 2nd Annual Potluck Dinner, April 30th, doors open at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm.  For this joyous event, our members are supplying delicious food, from turkey and ham to salads, to scrumptious desserts, all made with lots of love!  

G4G Regina Annual Jabula Dinner

Queensbury Convention Centre, 1700 Elphinstone Street, Regina, SK S4P 2Z6

Regina, SK

Date: April 30, 2016 6:00 PM

Muskoka Grandmothers' Good Words for Africa

St. Thomas Anglican Church, 4 Mary St.

Bracebridge , ON P1L 2B6

Date: April 30, 2016 1:00 PM

It's Scrabble time!

London Grands Annual African Luncheon and Marketplace

Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Rd E

London , ON N5X 3Z8

Date: April 30, 2016 11:00 AM


Include women-led organizations in Canada’s reproductive health projects July 20, 2017


Dare To Wear Love Gala to Introduce Launch of Urgent Stephen Lewis Foundation LGBTQ Initiative May 5, 2017


Upcoming Events

Burlington Ubuntu Grandwomen Presents : Fab Feb Marketplace February 24, 2018

Burlington, Ontario

VanGogos Pub Night Fundraiser March 5, 2018

Vancouver, BC