Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Time honours local women

Time honours local women: "Time honours local women
Magazine features Canadian heroes

Janani Gopal, The StarPhoenix
Published: Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Two Saskatoon grandmothers who are raising money for their counterparts in Africa are featured as one of 12 groups of Canadian Heroes in the current Canadian edition of Time magazine.

But Sharon Maher, chair of Grandmothers 4 Grandmothers, said she doesn't consider herself a hero when compared with African grandmothers who deal with the deaths of their own children and who take on the responsibility of raising their grandchildren.

'What they do -- with no resources at all -- holds their communities, their families and their countries together,' she said. 'I mean, that's heroic.'"

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