Posts filed under “News”

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 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 […]

BAD Grans in focus group

On October 20, 2014, some of the Barrie And District Raging Grannies came together for a group interview with Dr. May Chazan of Trent University.  The title of May’s research project is Transnational Mobilizations and Older Women’s Struggles for Social Justice. As her introductory material explains, May Chazan is interested in “why and how older women are […]

10 years and going strong

In July 2003 four women came together in a Barrie home and founded the Barrie And District Raging Grannies.  Hendrika, Anita, Olga and Marjorie decided Barrie needed to hear the voices of thoughtful and articulate mature women on the issues facing all of us, and we recognized it was up to us to make it […]

And here’s what it looked like . . .

For those who weren’t able to be there for Senior Groove, aka Elder Abuse “flash mob”, here’s a small peek.  These lovely people below are a few of the many who came to sing and dance in the Bayfield Mall lower concourse on Saturday June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (see the previous post.) […]