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2023 Events

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Winnipeg GRANs attend December 6th vigil

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GRAN info table at Trenton ON library

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Albert College - Belleville, ON

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Coquitlam, BC

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Oranged Bridge - Coquitlam, BC

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Coquitlam, BC

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Ubuntu Grannies - Burlington, ON

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Marianne Meed Ward, Mayor of Burlington, ON

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Vigil - Burlington, ON

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Ottawa-Gatineau GRANs at launch and proclamation of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence at Ottawa City Hall with Mayor Mark Sutcliffe

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MPs Leah Gazan and Anita Vandenbeld with Ottawa-Gatineau GRANs wearing purple at launch for 16 Days of Activism. Also present, Yamikani Msosa, Executive Director of the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW)

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Heritage Building Ottawa City Hall

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Peel Region, ON


2022 Events

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Northumberland GRAN and grandson oranging Tim's

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Someone learning

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Angelic Serendipity Trenton

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The Odd Jobs Couple window, Brighton, Ontario

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Ottawa Heritage Building


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Ottawa Gatineau GRANs join the launch of 16 days

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Gail Mullan with Mayor's Proclamation New Westminster, BC

2021 events

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Burlington Ontario GRANs


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BC Science World



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Ottawa Byward Market


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Purple marks November 25


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Ottawa Heritage Building


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Ottawa Ceremony November 25



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Ottawa City Counsellor Theresa Kavanaugh and MP Anita Vandenbeld mark the 16 Days of Activism


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GV GRANs Vancouver BC


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BC Place Vancouver


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Peel Ontario GRANs


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Quinte Ontario GRANs Campaign Sign



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Philip Lawrence MP for Northumberland-Peterborough South


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Brighton Ontario Tim Horton's displays Orange Campaign sign


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Brighton, ON GRANs Christine Hammond and Sonja Rundle


2020 Events

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Rae Yates - Northumberland GRAN (Ontario)

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Tim Hortons Brighton


Brighton, Ontario, business lights up in orange

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Heritage Building, City Hall, Ottawa


Ottawa City Councillors Brokington, Kavanagh and McKenney supporting GRANs


Councillor Kavanagh giving Proclamation of City of Ottawa to GRAN Stella Val


Masked Ottawa Gatineau GRANs - Heritage Building


Ribbon at Byward Market in snowy downtown Ottawa


Byward Market Ribbon, Ottawa



BC Parliament Building, Victoria


BC Parliament Building and Fountain, Victoria



BC Parliament Building and Fountain, Victoria




BC Place and Science World, Vancouver



BC Place, Vancouver



Science World, Vancouver



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December 6 Memorial, Victoria
December 6 Memorial, Victoria

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Phyllis Webster of Victoria GRAN at December 6 Memorial
Phyllis Webster of Victoria GRAN at December 6 Memorial

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Peel Region
Peel Region

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Port Coquitlam GRANs
Port Coquitlam GRANs

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Port Moody
Port Moody

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Burlington Vigil
Burlington Vigil

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Mississauga City Hall
Mississauga City Hall

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Brighton Mayor Brian Ostrander with Northumberland GRANs
Brighton Mayor Brian Ostrander with Northumberland GRANs

Ottawa GRANs with Councillor Theresa Kavanagh and MP Anita Vandenbeld


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Stella, Barb and Annie with Anita Vandenbeld

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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson with GRAN member Stella Val
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson with GRAN member Stella Val

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Ottawa GRANs with Mayor, Councillors and MP for Nepean West Anita Vandenbeld
Ottawa GRANs with Mayor, Councillors and MP for Nepean West Anita Vandenbeld

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Ottawa Gatineau GRANs
Ottawa Gatineau GRANs

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Ottawa City Hall
Ottawa City Hall


Lighting of City Hall with Ottawa GRANs
Lighting of City Hall with Ottawa GRANs

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Port Hope GRAN
Port Hope GRAN

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Victoria GRANs
Victoria GRANs

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Whitehorse City Hall
Whitehorse City Hall


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GRAN Quinte Vigil - 2


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GRAN Quinte Vigil
GRAN Quinte Vigil

2018 Events 

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Victoria GRAN Phyllis Webster lights candle at National Day of Remembrance service Dec. 6


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GRAN Kitchener-Waterloo, Community Forum Event


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Greater Van GRANs


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Calgary GRANs


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MP Kim Rudd with members of GRAN Northumberland (Photo credit: John Campbell, Metroland)


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Marlene Merke, Kelowna GRAN, hands out ribbons and info


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GRAN Northumberland member Sonja Rundle on her deck in Brighton, ON


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Golden Horseshoe GRAN hosts a panel discussion: Culture Shift


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Greater Vancouver GRAN Marisa Oth-Pallavicni with her MP Jenny Kwan


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Region of Peel Goes Orange


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BC GRANs with MP for Port Moody-Coquitlam, Fin Donnelly


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Whitehorse, YT City Hall lit up in orange


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One World Grannies, Ottawa ON


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Saskatoon GRANs


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Whitehorse City Council with GRAN member Janet Siddall



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Fenelon Falls GRANs with MP Jamie Schmale


Women's Voices Count: How women's stories and activisms challenge gender-based violence

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GRAN GTA Panelists

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...and they attracted a full house!

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Moderator--Bhutila Karpoche, MPP for Parkdale-High Park


Susan Dion, York University: Art, Story and Education: Hearing Indigenous Women's Voices

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Elizabeth Renzetti, Globe & Mail columnist highlighted stories of young and old activists

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May Chazan, Trent University-- the vital and often overlooked activisms
May Chazan, Trent University explores vital-- and often overlooked, activisms




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The Raging Grannies closed the event with song....

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...and signs



2017 Events

Toronto Panel:  'Leave No One Behind'

 Opening the space, Wanda Whitebird 

      The Raging Grannies sing 

          Introducing the event    

Speakers from Equality Effect, Globe & Mail and Interval House


Winnipeg Speakers' Forum, 'Getting Back Up'

             Speakers and Sponsors

    Frances Molaro and Forum Friends

Nancy Cosway, Elixabeth Aluk (Voices for South Sudan), Frances Molaro


        Ottawa Proclamation

      Ottawa Mayor with GRANs 

     Ottawa Launch, Hilary Elliott

  Ottawa Launch, Myrtle Blinn

Donation of cookies from Boka Bakery, Ottawa!


Science World Vancouver


Anvil Centre New Westminster

            Surrey BC Plaza

Port Coquitlam Sky Train Pillars

Bev Harris  and Gail Mullan, Port Coquitlam

Vancouver Convention Centre


BC Place


BC Place in Orange


Orange Box Brighton

Mayor Jim Watson, MP Anita Vandenbeld, MPP Yasir Naqvi and Councillors, Ottawa

Pat Dolan Ottawa Gatineau 

Ottawa March


Bunny Keeley and Anne Creighton Ottawa


Janet Wilkinson Ottawa


Phyll Drennan and grandchildren Ottawa


Toronto in Orange

Whitehorse City Hall

Ottawa Planning Committee

Golden Horseshoe GRANs

Toronto Grans and Raging Grans

Historic Port Hope

Historic Port Hope ON

Historic Port Hope ON

Ottawa Heritage Building lit up

Proclamation with Ottawa Mayor Watson and Politicians

Ottawa Proclamation with Mayor Jim Watson and Politicians

Ottawa Proclamation with Mayor Jim Watson and Politicians




GRANs across the country hold Orange Campaign Events!!!

Victoria GRANs at BC Legislature

Orange the World Rally Saskatoon, SK

Saskatoon GRANs in front of Prairie Wind Sculpture


Saskatoon GRANs with Mayor Charlie Clark



Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson,  Hilary Elliott GRAN co-chair, and 

Anita Vandenbeld MP with Orange Campaign Proclamation

Mayor, Hilary, MP Vandenbeld and Ottawa City Councillors

Folks of all ages at the Proclamation event


Grannies All About Kids at the Santa Claus Parade, Manotick (ON)

and here they are at the Metcalfe ON Santa Claus paradel

Orange ribbons: Beth Madole, Coburg (ON) Mayor Gil Brocanier, and Bonnie Symons 

Grandmothers AIDing Grandmothers, Ottawa


Vancouver in orange


Toronto:  Why Orange?  Ask us!

TORONTO in orange

 Toronto GRANs and Friends

Toronto City Hall

  OLDER WOMEN COUNT!  Ottawa, December 6

MJ Sterne, M Overduin, and L Bergeron,  welcoming committee

Ketty Nivyabandi, Burundi Poet and Activist

Peggy Edwards, chair of GRAN's Older Women Committee

Time for questions....

Table talk

Valerie Wright, Co-Chair, Education Working Group

University of Ottawa Professor Gordon DiGiacomo 

Grand River ON GRANS and CFUW

Colleen Stefanich at Grandmothers Matter, Vancouver

Pauline Barrett at Grandmothers Matter, Vancouver

Angela Kaida at Grandmothers Matter, Vancouver

Peg Herbert, Help Lesotho at Grandmothers Matter, Vancouver


Grade 12 Sociology Class, Brighton ON

Knitted banner, Brighton ON

Ottawa-Gatineau GRANs

Ottawa Letter Writing Campaign


Kelowna BC GRANs at their first meeting

One World Grannies, Ottawa

Science World, Vancouver

Christina Lake (BC) Pickleball Club Friends of GRAN


Golden Horeshoe GRANs (1)

Golden Horshoe GRANs (2)

BC MP Joyce Murray and Colleen Stefanich

Victoria BC Legislature Lit in Orange

Ann Frost, BC MP Pam Goldsmith-Jones,  and Heather Fraser

Calgary Advograms

Calgary Tower 

Calgary Advograms gather

Montreal GRANs

Halifax City Hall Lit in Orange

Coquitlam GRANs and the Sky Train Line

Coquitlam GRANs

Mayor, City Council and GRANs Fredericton, NB 2016

Sue McKenna speaking to Fredericton NB City Council 2016

Peterborough GRAN and CFUW Event 2016

Peterborough GRAN and CFUW Event 2016

Brighton ON Councillors and GRANs


Greater VAN GRANs 

Fin Donnelly, MP for Port Moody-Coquitlam with Gail Mullen and Bev Harris

Greater GRAN VANs at Bowen Island, BC  2016

Capital Grannies, Ottawa 2016

Ottawa-Gatineau GRANs 2016


GRANs and Friends, Ottawa 2016



                                Montreal GRANs, 2016



Montreal GRANs promoting Orange Walk via McGill University radio, 2016


Lynne Kent with UN reps, 2016


Wakefield (QC) GRANs, 2016


Northumberland GRANs (ON), 2016


BC Place

Ready for the 2016 Orange Campaign:  Colleen Stefanich and Heather Fraser

Ending Violence Agains Women Co-Chairs, Colleen Stefanich and Janet Siddall

Coquitlam Fountain

Greater Vancouver GRANs: 2015

Halifax City Hall

Oakville ON GRANs and friends with their Mayor

Ottawa Heritage Building

Toronto City Hall

Vancouver City Hall


Older Women Prevail in Landmark Climate Case

Apr 10, 2024

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Tuesday in favour of a group of more than 2000 older women from Switzerland who had argued that their government's inadequate efforts to combat... Read more