Thursday, November 4, 2010

CAW Local 114 Supports Afrigrand Tour


Brother Jim Sadlemyer (Center) CAW Local 114 Vancouver Island Member at Large, presents a cheque for $350.00 to Sue Creba (L) and Bonnie Eaton (R) of the Nan-Go Grannies in support of the Afrigrand Tour during a recent fundraiser held in Nanaimo.

 From September to November, the Stephen Lewis Foundation is travelling across the country with African grandmothers and granddaughters orphaned by AIDS.

For the first time, individuals in 40 Canadian communities from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia will be able to connect directly with African women and girls at the heart of these community-based initiatives.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation invites you to join the AfriGrand Caravan, engage in meaningful dialogue, and stand in solidarity with us as we do everything in our power to support their efforts to overcome.

Thursday, November 4 – Burnaby, British Columbia 
Friday, November 5 – Vancouver, British Columbia 
Monday, November 8 – Nanaimo, British Columbia 
Tuesday, November 9 – Comox Valley, British Columbia 
Wednesday, November 10 – Victoria, British Columbia

  "The firsthand accounts of the tragedies caused by the AIDS epidemic as told by the visiting grandmothers and granddaughters are very sobering, chilling and at the same time uplifting.  The Stephen Lewis Foundation, the Nan-Go Grannies as well as the community supporters should all be commended for this initiative.  I encourage everyone to attend an event as the tour nears its completion, " said Sadlemyer.

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