Local Interests & Issues





Quinte Grannies for Africa 

invites you to a screening 

of the award-winning documentary

“A Small Act”

7:30 p.m.

Friday October 20th, 2017

St. Thomas Anglican Church

201 Church St., Belleville

For tickets call 613 962-5507 or 613 968-9659

Admission  $10

Proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation and the Hilde Back Fund


The film tells the story of an intelligent but poor boy in a small Kenyan town who, through the generosity of a teacher in far-away Sweden, is able to earn a law degree and take a position as a United Nations human rights officer. In the film we see the ripple effect of “a small act” as we meet and hear the story of Chris’ benefactor, Hilde Back, and learn about the education fund created by Chris in her name. Chris believes in the transformative power of education because that is what changed his life.

As well as the 54 minute film, Quinte Grannies will make a  short but powerful presentation

“Barriers to Education for Girls”.






Belleville Homeless Shelter

Here is a link to the facebook page about the Grace Shelter info night.

May 7, 2pm – 4pm

May 8, 7pm

At the Core in Belleville Downtown (the old library) 223 Pinnacle Street


Glanmore NHS-travel exhibit about the 100th anniversary of the suffrage movement in Manitoba.






Reaching for Rainbows program:
In keeping with one of CFUW’s objectives which is supporting women and girls, our club is making a donation to this program for girls in Prince Edward County. It is a structured play program for girls aged 6 to 9 who might be vulnerable. It runs 4 days a week at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Picton. Local schools and social services recommend girls to the program whom they feel would benefit and the program is free of charge to the girls attending. Members who wish more information about the program should go to their website which is http://www.reachingforrainbows.com 



Tuesday, November 15, 2016: Hastings County Historical Society presents Author and Historian Sherry Pringle on her recent book ” Extraordinary Women – Extraordinary Times” Canadian Women in WWII. Join us at 7.30 p.m.. at Maranatha, 100 College Street West, Belleville. (Ample parking and level access at the rear of the building.) All are welcome; bring a friend and enjoy refreshments and conversation following the presentation. For more info go to http://www.hastingshistory.ca

Just a quick update that many of you have asked for on the Al Mansour family.
The 3 boys have had a great summer of soccer (including soccer camp), swimming lessons and biking about with their Dad , Ahmed. They are getting settled back into classes with their new friends . It is amazing to hear how well they are speaking English, even standing in front of the group to talk to us. The eldest son has been doing some odd jobs with his father and also getting some extra tutoring to prepare him for high school. The middle son has become quite the pianist and is taking lessons. The youngest is growing too fast! Members were attending birthday parties!
Mom is a bit shy about getting out and about, but is still doing daily English lessons. Ahmed is taking extra classes and is very motivated.
The one issue the whole family faces is missing their family who remain in the camps. To this end our group, now called the Syrian family refugee Belleville group, has applied to and been accepted by the government to bring over 18 family members in five family groupings to Belleville!
Our first arrival is around Thanksgiving, and is the grandmother, mother of Maysoun
She will settle for now with her family here and you can hear the excitement in their voices about her arrival. The other grandparents, siblings and their children will arrive by the Spring!

This is a huge undertaking by the group, requiring lots of manpower and donations of furniture, dishes, clothing and food. Most especially we will need funds! Any donations will be gratefully received, as would ideas for fundraising!
Many thanks for all your interest and concerns.
Heather Seeger

fashion-show-poster– Quinte Grannies for Africa










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