|03-25-2012||Drug companies watching India's drug patent case||The Globe and
|12-21-2011||Metcalfe Grannies raise $1,750 for African grandmothers||Your Ottawa
|12-07-2011||Grannies baking furiously for annual cookie walk||Your Ottawa
|03-01-2011||Grannies on the Hill and Around the Region||Drumbeat
Volume 5 No. 3
|11-17-2010||Please, don't let politics block drug bill for AIDS victims in developing countries||AfriCom|
|10-28-2010||Grandmothers protest the gutting of Canada's Access to Medicines Bill (Click to view video)
WHAT HAPPENED: The Industry Committee went through Bill C-393 clause by clause in order to make their recommendations to the House of Commons (due November 1, 2010). The grandmothers were there. It was a frustrating and exhilarating day. We saw a deliberate effort to run out the clock. M. Masse, sponsor of the bill, offered to drop contentious clauses if the ctte would agree not to gut the key clauses that make it possible for generic manufacturers to do business.
They did run out of time and the committee seemed prepared to end it there. One of our grandmothers scolded them for not having enough time to save dying women and children — and all walked out. This caused the committee to reconsider and decide to reconvene on Monday. All in all, it was a shameful exhibition — but we have another chance. For those of you who want to help, there is a short window of opportunity to influence Monday’s outcome.
|08-26-2010||Local grandmothers looking to turn the tide to help African Grannies with bike ride from Kanata to Metcalfe||Kanata EMC|
|04-08-2009||Trivia and auction: it's all about the kids||The Winchester
|01-02-2009||Metcalfe grannies fight AIDS in Africa||Winchester
Christmas Heritage Home Tour
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Join Grannies All About Kids (GAAK) for a tour of Heritage Homes and Properties on December 7th, 2013. Christmas-themed homes will be on display and there will be other items on sale, such as jewellery, scarves, tote bags, and cards.
Tour tickets are $25. Lunch is available at the Metcalfe Lions Den for $10.
This lovely historic town is a 30 minute drive from downtown Ottawa.
If you have any questions, please contact:
- Bev McKibbon at 613-821-4981
- Kathey Cauley-Rowsome at firstname.lastname@example.org