Posts by The Grannies

Make It Happen for International Women’s Day

One excellent way to celebrate International Women’s Day this year is by attending the Make It Happen event in support of the Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie. When         Monday March 9, 2015, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.                      (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Where […]

Barrie City Hall proclaims March 8 – 15 as International Women’s Day / Week

The Barrie And District Raging Grannies and Amnesty International Barrie Action Circle jointly made an formal request to Barrie City Council to proclaim March 8 – 15 as International Women’s Day / Week.  Click this link to see this proclamation on the Barrie City Hall website. http://www.barrie.ca/City%20Hall/MayorCouncil/Council%20Committees/Proclamations/Pages/Details.aspx?proclamation=310  

Join the discussion on activism – and more

Here’s an interesting event well worth attending.  As part of Social Work Week, the Laurentian University Social Work Association is holding a seminar at the Barrie Georgian College Campus. When:        Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6 – 9 p.m. Where:       Room K229A, K Building, Georgian College Campus Theme:       […]

Orillia protest went well

If you are interested in a follow-up on the February 14, 2015 protest of the previous item, see the Orillia Packet And Times item at http://www.orilliapacket.com/2015/01/19/protesters-picket-police-detachment. The BAD Grannies are keeping an eye on this story, and we’ll let you know of  any news.  Of course, what we’d like is to see the police officer held […]

Speaking out in outrage

Late one night in April 2013, Maria Tonie Farrell of Orillia went to help a woman who was being assaulted in a parking lot by three other people. The assailants ran off.  Tonie tried to calm the victim, who was of course more than a little upset.  Someone called the police, and OPP Sgt. Watson arrived […]