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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Burnaby Gogos Rhodofest Craft Table

Deer Lake Park, (near Shadbolt Centre for the Arts) 6450 Deer Lake Pkwy

Burnaby, BC

Date: May 01, 2016 10am

G2G Prince George Art Quilting Workshop

All Saviour's Lutheran Church, 3590 Dufferin Ave

Prince George, British Columbia

Date: May 04, 2016 9:00 AM

Grandmothers of the Grand 10th Anniversary Celebration

The Elora Legion (Maple Leaf Room), 110 Metcalfe Street

Elora, ON

Date: May 06, 2016 7:00 PM

Grassroot Grannies 10th Annual Plant Sale & Market Place

54 Selwyn Place

Kanata, Ontario

Date: May 07, 2016 9:00 AM

Unitarian GoGo Grannies Mother's Day Weekend Sales

First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Ave.

Ottawa, Ontario K2A 3Z9

Date: May 07, 2016 9:00 AM

Grandmothers by the Lake present Ed Lawrence

Trinity United Church

Verona, ON - Ontario

Date: May 07, 2016 2:00pm

Grandmothers By The Lake welcome Ed Lawrence, the expert gardener you all know and love from CBC Radio’s “Ontario Today.” Come and bring your questions! Tickets are $20 and can be bought at Memory Lane Flowers and Gifts (613-376-6309), Food Less Travelled (613-374-3663), Carol Little (613-376-3844), or Sondra Feasby (613-375-6192).

Orangeville GoGo Grannies Spring Celebration

Claude Presbyterian Church, 15175 Hurontario St

Inglewood, ON L7C 2E3

Date: May 07, 2016 7:30PM

The Marion Singers are a Toronto based a cappella group who will sing for free and only require a light supper before the performance. We hope to fill Claude church (on Hwy. 10 between Inglewood and Caledon Ont. It will be a great evening just in time for Mother's Day and all proceeds will go to the Grandmother Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Kingston Grandmother Connection Spring Fun Fair & Sale for Africa

Salvation Army Citadel, 816 Centennial Dr

Kingston, ON, K7M 0A4

Date: May 07, 2016 10:00 AM

Just in time for Spring and Mothers’ Day! Treat your children, mothers and grandmothers to a day at our Spring Fun Fair for Africa. Games and craft activities for kids, gifts for Moms and others. Gently used clothing, grandmothers’ baking, sewing, plants, locally made birdhouses, African baskets and art by H’art. Time and Talents Draw, plus African songs and drumming, and other entertainment for adults and kids. Light lunch available. Free admission. All proceeds to Help Lesotho and the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support grandmothers in Africa raising their orphaned grandchildren.  For more information, please contact Deb Ruse at

Royal City Gogos Waisted Efforts Fashion Show and Tea

UNIFOR Hall, 326 Twelfth Street

New, BC

Date: May 07, 2016 12:30pm

TGE and OOB present A Taste of Africa

St Timothy's Anglican Church, 100 Old Orchard Grove

Toronto, Ontario

Date: May 07, 2016 6pm

Orangeville GoGo Grannies present: Always a Bridesmaid

The Caledon Townhall Players, 18365 Hurontario St

Caldeon, ON

Date: May 13, 2016 8:15 PM

Gogo Grannies of Aylmer Tool Sale

65, rue Elizabeth

Aylmer, QC

Date: May 14, 2016 08:30am

The Gogo Grannies of Aylmer are holding a sale of tools, safety items and garden implements. An eclectic mix not to be missed! Contact Mia Overduin at 819-684-9720

The Gorgeous Grannies Spring Plant and Bake Sale

Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, 6556 Prince of Wales Dr.

North Gower, ON

Date: May 14, 2016 09:00am

The GANG 2nd Annual Fashion Show

Southminster-Steinhauer United Church, 10740 19 Ave NW

Edmonton, Alberta

Date: May 14, 2016 2:00 PM

Ubuntu Ogogo Royal Tea

Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 16613 Bell Rd

Surrey, BC

Date: May 14, 2016 1:15

St. John’s Gogos Annual Tea

St. John's United Church, 2 Nobert Rd

Scarborough, ON, M1T 1C1

Date: May 14, 2016 1:00 PM

St. John's Gogos Annual Tea
 Celebrate TEN years of “G2G”


Date: Saturday, May 14 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20.00

Guest Speaker: Neil Crone, Actor and Journalist 

St. John's United Church
2 Nobert Road, Toronto Ontario M1T 1C1

All proceeds to Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign

Harbord Village Residents Association Yard Sale

Robert Street at Harbord Street

Toronto, Ontario

Date: May 14, 2016 9am

Grassroot Grammas Afternoon Tea and Jewellery Sale

Passmore, BC

Date: May 15, 2016 2:00PM

Nelson Grans to Grans Cottonwood Markets

Cottonwood Falls Park

Nelson, British Columbia

Date: May 21, 2016 8:00 AM

Join Nelson Grans to Grans every third Saturday at the Cottonwood Community Market at their booth filled with crafts, CDs, baked goods and plants! Mark your calendars for May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20 and September 17!

TAG invites Jill Whitaker on stories from Uganda

Sackville United Church, 110 Main St

Sackville, New Brunswick

Date: May 24, 2016 7:00 PM

North Bay Grandmothers for Africa Fashion Show

St. Andrew's United Church, 399 Cassells St

North Bay, Ontario

Date: May 25, 2016 7:00 PM

Gogo Grannies of Aylmer Annual Spring Sale

65, rue Elizabeth

Aylmer, QC

Date: May 28, 2016 08:30am

The Gogos of Aylmer's Annual Spring Sale of dishes, home decor items, pictures, videos (DVD/VCR), gently used books, small appliances, knick-knacks, bedding toys etc. Contact Mia Overduin at 819-684-9720.

Neighbourhood Grans to Grans Annual Strawberry Tea

Trail United Church, 1300 Pine Ave.

Trail, BC, V1R 4E7

Date: May 28, 2016 1:00 PM

The Neighbourhood Grans to Grans will hold a strawberry tea on Saturday, May 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Trail United Church 1300 Pine Ave. The cost is $5.00.

All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign. The money then goes to support grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa who are caring for children whose parents have died of AIDS.  Come and enjoy generous servings of strawberry short cake with real whipped cream. Locally contact Joan at 250 368 9509.

Blooms for Africa presents Something Old, Something New!

First Unitarian Church, 170 Dundurn St S

Hamilton, Ontario

Date: May 28, 2016 9am

Neighbourhood Grans to Grans invites Cheryl Fraser on stories from Uganda

Trail United Church, 1300 Pine Ave.

Trail, British Columbia

Date: May 29, 2016 1:00 PM

Join the Neighbourhood Grans to Grans as they host an informative and inspiring afternoon with Cheryl Fraser from the Kelowna Grandmothers for Africa. Cheryl will share photos and stories from her recent experience in Uganda one of 22 Canadian & UK grandmother delegates who attended the Ugandan National Grandmothers Gathering.


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