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March 17, 2011

Dancing Kites CD Takes Flight at the Canada Aviation & Space Museum

Ottawa — On March 20th at 2:00 pm, Grammas to Ambuyas launch their exciting compilation children’s CD, Dancing Kites, in the newly built Auditorium of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. This limited edition CD was created to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation (www.stephenlewisfoundation.org) through the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

Dancing Kites is a delightful CD of songs and poetry generously donated by 17 Canadian children’s artists with a commitment to children and families worldwide. Noted Yukon artist, Ted Harrison, donated the CD’s striking cover art. Rob Clipperton hosts as artists featured on the CD, including Splash’N Boots, Razzmatazz and JC Sulzenko, entertain children, parents, grandparents and other guests.

The family-friendly celebrations also include a children’s kite-making workshop and cutting the inaugural cake. Joanna Henry, the Grandmothers Campaign Coordinator of the SLF, will explain how funds raised, such as through the sale of this all-Canadian CD, support the healthy development of children in Africa.

Everyone is invited to help Grammas to Ambuyas’ CD take flight at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway. Free admission to the launch and plentiful free parking. CDs available for sale ($20). CD download: www.indiepool.com/GTA111

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Contacts:

Judy Cornell
613-235-7870
judy.cornell@sympatico.ca

Laura Tanner
613-233-6600
tannerl1@algonquincollege.com

Grammas to Ambuyas, based in Ottawa, is one of over 250 groups of Canadian grandmothers helping to turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa for the SLF. Canadian granny groups tirelessly support their courageous counterparts in Africa. To date, the G2G campaign has raised over $10-million to fund more than 300 projects for African grandmothers and the children in their care.

SLF directs funds to community-level organizations in 15 sub-Saharan African countries, providing much-needed support, such as food, housing grants, school fees and grief counselling. All proceeds from sales of Dancing Kites go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

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