Sunday (Sept. 11) is earmarked as International Grandparents Day.
To recognize grandparents, Parent Support Services Society of BC is hosting events across the province that celebrate all grandparents, and shine a light on more than 11,000 in B.C. who are caring for their grandchildren on a full-time basis.
Imagine being 75 years old and having your newly born granddaughter delivered to your door.
Imagine finally paying off your mortgage and needing to sell your house in order to take care of your two teenaged grandchildren.
A Grandparents Day Stroll begins at 10 a.m. at Nanaimo’s Morrell Sanctuary, 787 Nanaimo Lakes Rd. The event wraps up at noon.
The walk is an awareness and fundraising raising stroll around the nature sanctuary. It is a chance to sign the petition for more support for grandparents raising their grandchildren and other kinship caregivers, which so far has garnered more than 8,000 signatures.
This family event has been organized to celebrate grandparents, raise awareness and money to support the work the society does with grandparent-led families and its parenting programs across B.C.
For more information on the walk in Morrell Sanctuary, please visit http://grgstroll.ca. For more information on the petition, please visit www.change.org/p/premier-christy-clark-improve-support-for-kinship-caregivers.