2016 Discover Africa’s Culture and Cuisine
with Kelowna Grandmothers for Africa and Okanagan Chefs Association
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Tickets $75 – Buy Tickets Now – Tickets sell out fast every year so we encourage you to purchase your tickets early as this is an event you won’t want to miss out on.
About Kelowna Grandmother’s For Africa
The Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF), started in 2003, funds grassroots organizations working to Turn the Tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa. In 2006 SLF launched the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign to raise awareness, build solidarity and mobilize funds for Africa’s grandmothers and the orphans in their care.
In October 2008 a group of Kelowna women attended a women’s retreat on the theme ‘Peace and Justice for All’ led by Sandi Evans. At the end of the event Sandi challenged each woman to take on a specific action that would help bring justice in our world. Norma Laing, aware of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign through her sister in Sherwood Park, chose to form the Kelowna group of Grandmothers to Grandmothers as her action. The first meeting of the Kelowna Grandmothers for Africa was held on April 25, 2009 with about 25-30 women present.
We, as grandmothers and grandothers, support African Grandmothers in communities affected by the AIDS pandemic carrying unimaginable responsibility for the daily necessities of vulnerable children in their care. By increasing awareness and raising funds, we help them to nurture and raise a healthy, self-sufficient next generation.Kelowna Grandmothers for Africa Mission Statement
- Home visits and medical care
- Adequate housing and bedding
- School fees and uniforms for orphans
- Coffins to allow for the dignified burial of a loved one
- Parenting and business skills workshops
- Micro-credit grants
- Counselling and support groups
It’s important to the team at Jane Hoffman Group to help build communities, both locally and world-wide. This event is a wonderful opportunity to support the future of our local culinary community while raising funds for a very-worthwhile worldly cause.