#375 Kilimanjaro Grannies

A couple of years ago I was asked to provide a full page portrait for Ottawa Magazine of Gisele Mansfield, an Ottawa based woman who was part of the team of Kilimanjaro Grannies who were climbing Tanzania’s Mt Kilimanjaro in support of African Grandmothers.

It was an amazing adventure.

Ottawa Magazine photo assignment - Kilimanjaro Grannies

Ottawa Magazine photo assignment - Kilimanjaro Grannies

I often hear from people I photograph over the years and I recently heard the exciting news that the Kilimanjaro Grannies have produced a book to support African Grandmothers.

The book launch:

  • December 1st – 7-9pm
  • Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library – 120 Metcalfe St.

See Gisele’s note below.

Yay Grannies!!

It’s been two years since our return from Africa and the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. Since then we have been on another journey, putting to paper a collection of our favourite photos accompanied with innermost fears, joys and thoughts about the climb, our inspiration – the cause that we are working so hard for.

We are so excited that in less than a month our book will finally be available for your viewing pleasure. At only $24.95 it is the perfect gift to yourself, a family member or a friend.

Most of the funds raised from the sale of the book will be going to support the African Grandmothers through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. However, $2 of each book sale will go directly to the Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation of Ottawa to help them build Camp Wendake of Eastern Ontario.

We are also in need of your support to cover the publishing and marketing costs. We would welcome any pledges of financial support.

We hope that you will be able to join us at our official launch to pick up your signed copies. Please share this invitation with your friends… we would love to see a “standing room” only crowd.

Sincerely and with our heartfelt appreciation,

The Kilimanjaro Grannies
Gisèle, Liza, Barb, Janet, Tina and Trudy

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