Royal City Gogos present
Celebrating African Grandmothers,
Heroes of the continent:
Tickets are selling fast!
Royal City Gogos invite you to attend Celebrating
African Grandmothers, Heroes of the continent ART AUCTION. The Royal City Gogos have undertaken a huge
challenge. We invited artists to donate works of art in an homage to African Grandmothers. Eighty-three works were
submitted and forty were selected by a jury to form an exhibition entitled Celebrating African Grandmothers, Heroes of the Continent.
Friday March 7, 2014
7 - 10 pm
Inn at the Quay
900 Quayside Drive
New Westminster BC
No host bar
Live and Silent Auctions
Cash or cheque sales preferred
Forty juried works of art have toured fourteen cities. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, textile art and collage.
Can't attend the auction? You can still support African grandmothers and the children in their care.
Click the links below
BID ON THE ART ONLINE UNTIL FEBRUARY 28
REGISTER TO BID BY PHONE DURING THE AUCTION
DONATE TO THE GRANDMOTHERS CAMPAIGN
The money we raise will go directly to support the inspiring transformation in sub-Saharan Africa, where community-based organizations
are working to turn the tide of AIDS.
With almost no support, grandmothers have stepped forward to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS,
sometimes as many as ten to fifteen in one household. They display astonishing reserves of love, courage and emotional
resilience, even while grieving the loss of their own adult children.
THE EXHIBITION IS ON DISPLAY IN VANCOUVER IN FEBRUARY
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
About Royal City Gogos
Gogo is a Zulu word for grandmother. The Royal City Gogos, based in New Westminster B.C., is part of a national movement of grandmothers
and "grand others" that form the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of
the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
The Royal City Gogos is a group of almost 50 women ranging in age from 50 - 80 plus. We are united by our concern
for African grandmothers and the children in their care and we want to make a difference. We host several fundraising events each
year. These events involve everything from growing sunflower seedlings to hosting home parties, textile shows, or a Scrabble game.
Royal City Gogos are part of a regional network of 25 groups that make up the Greater Van Gogos. The region stretches from Powell
River to Chilliwack. You will find a group in your area! Visit www.royalcitygogos.org
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