Once again we took part in this popular event. Our felted Christmas tree ornaments were particularly popular, and our other felting and crafts sold very well. We made a record amount of $3928.75. We were able to take credit card payments through Moneris which was popular with customers. Our donations table, featuring
posters from Highland Secondary School, bay leaves and assorted other items was a hit and made $182. A big thank you to grannies and grand others who created the merchandise and helped with set-up, sales and take-down.
Grannies also entertained Saturday shoppers with their Flash Mob! The song was written and performed by Zev Landsberg-Lewis, grandson of Stephen Lewis and the moves were choreographed by a member of the Campaign. Grandmother campaign groups across Canada and around the world staged Flash Mobs in November to call attention to the scale of the global AIDS pandemic, and the Herculean role African grandmothers are playing in the response. Click here to see our Flash Mob dance.
Thank you to Dave Talbot for encouraging us and welcoming us to perform at Fiesta Market. Thanks to Paul Atterton and Bev White, of Black Fox, and Sandy Reid for videoing our performance. Also thanks to Grannies Iris S, Linda C, Maybeth H, Barb T, Marilyn B, Pat P, Ann Marie B, Virginia P, Kate C, Jan H, Joanne C and Ardith C for doing the moves, and Donna G and Joanne R for leading. Thanks, too, to Lorraine H for joining in. Thanks also to banner-holders, Gillian L and Jerry P, our coat holders, Claire D and David C, and our media distributors, Francine N, Dianne S and Claire D
To view the Grandmothers Flash Mob for World AIDS Day compiled by the Stephen Lewis Foundation click on the image below to view the video in youtube