October 16, 2018  

Pub Night buffet dinner with the Bilge Rats singing English folk songs and sea shanties.

The Granite Brewery

245 Eglinton Avenue E. Entrance on Mount Pleasant Rd E. Free parking

Tickets:$45 or 416-484-6679.

Next meeting: October 15, 2015   Church of St Timothy, 100 Old Orchard Grove, Toronto

We have a beautiful selection of greeting cards for sale. Click on 'More' to view a selection.

We also carry Fair Trade products from India through Anmol Imports and craft items created in Uganda from Children of Hope.





Inspired by the amazing African grandmothers at the Grandmothers Gathering in Toronto, in  2006,  a handful of women at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church decided to support the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) and its Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign (G2G)Our mandate is to raise awareness of the grandmothers supportive role in the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa and to raise funds to assist grassroots projects run by and for grandmothers supporting their grandchildren and other orphans created by this pandemic. These amazing African grandmothers are central to the life of their communities and to a whole generation of children.

Since 2006, our numbers have grown to 20 members, and we have expanded to include women from the community. To date, we have raised over $175,000 - our contribution to the more than $25 million raised for the Grandmothers Campaign by 240 grandmothers groups Canada-wide. This money has been raised through a variety of projects – concerts, pub nights, wine tasting, afternoon teas, craft sales, penny collections, sales of greeting cards, quilts, jewelry books and milkweed plants, and by participating each year in the national fundraising walk  Stride to Turn the Tide.

JOIN US - Interested in becoming an Old Orchard Blossom? We always welcome new members, grandmothers and "grand-others" - and new ideas. At the moment, we meet on the second or third Monday afternoon of the month at the Church of St. Timothy, North Toronto. For more information on our group, email us at

BECOME A FRIEND - Don't have the time to attend all the meetings? Consider becoming a "Friend of the Old Orchard Blossoms" and volunteer during events.

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The Old Orchard Blossoms would like to thank Katie Hutchinson of JaneHues Consulting and Chris Caswell of Chris Caswell Design for their help in designing and setting up our website,  JaneHues Consulting for designing our business cards and Dwayne Soverall of Omega Communications for printing them for us,  Bob Pearson for designing our banner and St Timothy’s Church, North Toronto for providing us with a place to meet, and so much more.  We are blessed to have such support!

We would also like to thank Anmol Imports and Children of Hope for providing items for us to sell. 

There are a number of ways you can donate directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. Every donation helps organizations in Africa who support  grandmothers and the children in their care. .